Diversity and Cultural Change Engagement Officer

Anglia Ruskin University
December 12, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929
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Working Time:Full time
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Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

2 years

Employment Type

Full time

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Faculty/Prof Service

Student & Library Services

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  • Job description and Person Specification (PDF, 98.5kb)
  • About ARU:

    We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

    About the Role:

    Based within Student and Library Services, you will play an important role supporting the work of the Diversity and Cultural Change (DCC) team, working closely with the DCC Manager and Head of DCC. ARU are committed to delivering a range of challenging targets through our Access and Participation Plan (APP) to reduce the outcome gaps experienced by specific student groups. This is important work that will contribute to levelling the playing field and delivering a fairer place to study for students from a variety of disadvantaged backgrounds.

    The university is committed to undertaking a series of projects to advance race equality set out in our Race Equality Strategy. The Diversity and Cultural Change Engagement Officer will play a key role in amplifying the work of the department, focussing on engaging colleagues, students and our external networks.

    With a minimum of a degree or equivalent relevant qualification and relevant experience, you will have a good understanding of diversity and cultural change themes including key concepts such as privilege, bias, anti-racism and allyship, as well as how these concepts adapt and evolve according to the needs of different groups. You will be experienced at working independently and as part of a team to meet multiple deadlines and organise and prioritise workloads. You will be able to build good working relationships with colleagues and students to collaboratively achieve set goals.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Katie Potts, Head of Diversity and Cultural Change, at [email protected]

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    In accordance with the UK Government's immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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