Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

November 15, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Company: Michael Page

Job description: The postholder will be responsible for providing proactive management of my clients EDI strategy and plan, coordinating staff and student equality and diversity activities across the organisation and ensuring that they meet it’s legal and moral obligations and commitments to this area.

The postholder will contribute to and lead on EDI projects and policy work, including proposals, papers and briefings for strategic bodies and senior managers.

Key responsibilities

  • To assist in formulating policies, procedures and practical guidelines as necessary in support of Equality, Diversity and Inclusive (EDI) practice and assist in their communication.
  • To research EDI topics to develop and inform their policy proposals and operational activities as determined by the strategic direction of the client.
  • Analyse staff and student equality data, identify trends and in conjunction with the Deputy Principal make recommendations for changes to policies, procedures and activities where necessary
  • To initiate and participate in projects to promote and develop equality, diversity and inclusion at the organisation, building links with academic colleagues internally and externally.
  • Assist in developing and progressing strategic initiatives as part of working groups, as required by the Deputy Principal.
  • Provide professional advice and work in collaboration with the Higher Education Schools and Day School and Sixth Form to realise my client’s equality objectives and actively contribute to the development of communication and promotion strategies, including targeted communication to increase institutional-wide awareness
  • To support my client in its operational delivery of its responsibilities under the equality duty and support the their agenda through preparation of the application to relevant external and statutory bodies such as Advance HE, OFS and Ofsted etc.
  • Taking lead responsibility for advising the Schools on Equality Analyses/Equality Impact Assessments of policies, procedures, practices, and decisions, on a proactive basis
  • To support relevant working groups or services within the institution
  • To maintain and develop contacts with key external partners, the Advance HE and the Leadership Foundation, Department of Education etc.
  • To work closely with Human Resources on related initiative, e.g., reviews of relevant policies and procedures.
  • To keep and maintain knowledge on legislative and practical changes, and emerging good practice that affect the EDI discipline
  • To contribute to and prepare relevant papers and briefings on equality and diversity to committees and working Groups such as, the Board of Trustees and the EDI groups for students and EDI groups for staff.
  • To oversee and develop the support available to disabled students and ensure appropriate reasonable adjustment practices are in place.
  • With input from the Deputy Principal, deliver EDI-related training
  • To lead on the EDI section of Staff Inductions and student induction at freshers’ week
  • Monitor developments in equality and diversity in the education sector and beyond, ensuring that ArtsEd is able to evaluate risk, anticipate change and maximise opportunities
  • Contribute to maintaining the standards of service offered by the School and immediate team.
  • To be a Designated Safeguarding and Welfare Officer.

Work for a leading provider of degree-level conservatoire education|National centre of excellence was founded over 100 years ago

The successful Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, based in London, will have:

  • Specialist knowledge of the Equality framework/agenda and associated legislation as well as regulatory and an understanding of the statutory environment/requirements relating to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Experience of monitoring, reviewing and developing policies, and procedures as well as producing high quality written reports.
  • Experience of preparing EDI related applications or Charter marks.
  • Experience of designing and delivering training to different audiences across an organisation.
  • Experience of working with a range of people and stakeholders, at different levels, within an organisation.

My clients workplace is a brilliant place to work, full of talented people doing what they love most in the world.

For over 100 years, they have been at the forefront of performing arts training in the UK, nurturing talent, and inspiring confidence.

One of the UK’s leading centres of conservatoire education, the training they provide is world-class, inclusive, contemporary, and focused on the constantly evolving needs of the industry in the 21st century.

They employ around 170 people in a variety of teaching and support roles, as well as many more on a freelance basis. They expect a great deal from their staff, and in return they provide a fulfilling, supportive, welcoming, and engaging environment, where people feel comfortable to be creative, open, and able to give their best.

The energy and passion at this organisation are tangible.

They are a small, close-knit team, committed to supporting all their students to achieve their best. They offer competitive salaries, and their size means that they are able to provide tailored opportunities for staff to develop their skills and experience through internal and external programmes.

The health & well-being of their staff is a key focus and they have teamed up with Simply Health to offer a family-wide health plan that includes:

  • a full Employee Assistance Programme, including face-to-face counselling and unlimited telephone support
  • contributions towards a range of therapies, including sports massage, physiotherapy, and chiropractic appointments
  • contributions towards dental and optical costs
  • 24/7 GP appointments via telephone/webcam

Lifestyle Discounts

In addition, staff are eligible for the following:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • a 5% matched pension (after the relevant qualifying period)

Expected salary: £42125 per year

Location: London

Job date: Thu, 19 Oct 2023 06:31:44 GMT

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