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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager

Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, GBP 35642 - 43127 per year (Grade 2) dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits, Permanent

Posted: 21 days ago

Sanger Institute


The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the leading centres of genomic discovery and understanding. We lead collaborations across the globe to provide foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations.

Our global reputation for excellence is strengthened by our commitment to developing and maintaining a forward-looking organisation where staff from all backgrounds can thrive. By striving to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating workplace, we are celebrating and valuing our staff for their differences in thought, background, experience and perspectives.

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and highly-organised Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager to support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team to deliver an ambitious and progressive programme of activity, including progressing and elevating our Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

The successful candidate will become an active member of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, Athena SWAN Operational Group and Campus-wide Equality in Science Working Group. You will organise a range of events as part of our Equality in Science programme, produce and present statistics to monitor the impact of change and use social science tools to better understand the scientific society relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues. You will be a creative thinker, have the ability to juggle priorities, be able to liaise with a wide range of people, assimilate information and build effective working relationships quickly.

  • Sex-Science
  • Athena Swan

In return, we offer flexible and rewarding employment terms, including an excellent benefits package. We seek to provide a supportive family friendly environment to enable staff at all levels to balance their professional and home lives. This includes options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site nursery, Campus summer holiday club and childcare voucher scheme Benefits

For informal enquiries about the role, or to discuss the application process, please contact Dr Saher Ahmed, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Essential Skills

  • Experience of progressing Athena SWAN and other EDI activities within scientific work environments
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people and build effective working relationships quickly
  • Proactive approach and ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written and ability to influence
  • Ability to produce metrics and manipulate data
  • Experience of social science research methods         
  • Flexible approach - able to juggle priorities and to respond to changes in workload at short notice
  • Confident IT user: proficiency in Office software (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) and ability to learn how to maintain and change intranet pages
  • Creative thinker, with initiative to take forward ideas within scope

Ideal Skills

Experience of servicing committees

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.  Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing date: 19th September 2018  Interviews will be held on 26th or 28th September.

Job Details

Full Time
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
GBP 35642 - 43127 per year, (Grade 2) dependent on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits