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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Organisational Development and Diversity

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 May 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 27 May 2021
Reference:  0421-109

Full Time, Permanent

At Royal Holloway, we value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all, both in our employment practices and admissions decisions, and in our teaching, learning and research activities.  We are committed to ensuring that:

  • we create a positive, inclusive environment, free from prejudice, bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination. We will take action to challenge inappropriate behaviour and discriminatory practice
  • staff, students, applicants for employment or study, visitors and other persons in contact with Royal Holloway are treated fairly, with dignity and respect
  • people and diverse groups with multiple identities and individual differences are recognised and valued
  • we provide our staff and associates with the knowledge and skills they need to understand and meet their equality and diversity responsibilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with recognised expertise to fill the role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager in the Human Resources Department.

The successful post holder will work with the leadership team and key stakeholders to develop and implement the College’s EDI strategy and action plan.  You will act as the College’s subject matter expert on EDI, proposing informed initiatives and offering guidance, advice and training as needed, helping to ensure a culture that values diversity and creates systems which encourage inclusivity.  You will also lead and manage the delivery of applications for equality charter marks as required.

We are looking for candidates with in depth knowledge and understanding of EDI, preferably within Higher Education or a public sector context.   You must be able to work in partnership with a variety of people, using excellent interpersonal skills to understand different needs and viewpoints, offering advice and guidance and handling difficult issues sensitively.  You must be able to analyse data and draw on different insights to understand key issues and propose positive solutions which promote inclusion.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing
  • Free parking

This is a full time, permanent post based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.  Initially the post may be based remotely.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ellie Rayner, Head of Organisational Development and Diversity on ellie.rayner@rhul.ac.uk or +44 (0)1784 443351.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk  The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Please quote the reference: 0421-109

Closing Date:  Midnight, Wednesday 19 May 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

Stonewall, Disability Confident Employer, Athena Swan Bronze, Race Equality Charter Bronze


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