Senior ED&I Adviser

Anglia Ruskin University
July 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099
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Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

12 months

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Full time

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  • Job Description & Person Specification (PDF, 75.96kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

    ARU's 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. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the role:

    Do you want to make a real difference? This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, supportive, and friendly Organisational Development team. As a driver of positive change at ARU, you will lead on projects and change initiatives that enhance ARU's inclusive culture and improve the experience of staff.

    One of the key activities you'll be involved with is the annual EDI staff survey. Having recently closed the survey, you'll have the opportunity to use your wealth and breadth of experience within organisation development principles to uncover insights, identify opportunities for improvement, work with faculty/service leaders to craft and implement targeted local actions, and evaluate long-term impact.

    This role will also lead the introduction of ARU's new EDI Training Framework. This framework builds on our general mandatory EDI training and is designed to empower colleagues with the knowledge and tools to support colleagues on specific EDI topics. From creating engaging content, to delivering impactful sessions and supporting a team of trainers, your work will be crucial to ensuring colleagues feel supported and that they belong at ARU.

    Other initiatives you'll be involved with are implementing institutional action plans, guiding faculty-level EDI charter applications, and developing policies and change proposals that make a difference.

    The ideal candidate will have a degree and appropriate level of experience and evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the role, or part qualified in a relevant professional qualification and appropriate level of continuing professional development. With experience in working in an EDI environment, Project management and co-ordination and a strong administrative background, you will have an in depth understanding of the equality, diversity, and inclusion national agenda and how it relates to HE.

    If you feel you have the experience, knowledge and meet the application criteria we would really like to hear from you and welcome your application.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Sam Hawkins, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (Staff) at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    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.

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

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    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.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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