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Project Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England\'s motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better.

It\'s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we\'re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, we\'ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you\'re helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

The Role:

We are looking for a non-HR Specialist to provide advice and guidance on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) matters in relation to Programme Delivery only across Major Projects. To provide regular governance and assurance guidance and sign-off for Equality Impact Screening & Assessments and Investment Decision Committee papers across all Major Project schemes for compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

Day to Day:

Ensure our Major Projects, and the programmes and projects within it, achieve full compliance with statutory and organisational governance requirements for business reporting by implementing, maintaining and regularly reviewing systems, mechanisms and processes for performance management, reporting and delivery.

Provide flexible support to deliver discreet projects and work streams to time and quality within budgetary targets; supporting the implementation of corporate initiatives.

Embed a strong customer centred ethos through efficient practice and visible, effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and effective flow of reporting and information.

Establish and maintain proactive business support to deliver informed reporting to agreed deadlines.

To work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that new regulation and legislation is properly embedded into Company processes.

About you:

Evidence of strong stakeholder engagement skills.

Experience of managing change and / or improvement activities in a complex administrative environment.

Ability to work under pressure to ensure delivery of high quality results to tight timescales.

Experience of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint is essential.

Experience and knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty is desirable.

Strong organisational management and written/verbal communication skills and presentational skills.

Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Knowledge, experience and passion of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion subject matter, or a similar specialist subject matter.


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. You\'re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you\'re a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

For further information please review the job profile.

All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.

We\'re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.

Help keep England moving.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Details
Job Ref: 437124819
Hours: Not Specified
Location: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Working Term: Not specified
Salary: British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP 831.00-32367.00 Annual Annual