Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer Job Description
Job Purpose-Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer Job Description
To provide advice and support on equality, diversity and inclusion matters and to design and implement new initiatives to achieve goals.
They will gather and analyse a wide range of data, using this to inform work with key stakeholders to design and implement new initiatives and action plan objectives, as well as broader equality, diversity and inclusion goals; to be an active member of an EDI Panel including servicing and reporting key findings and recommendations to members; to co-ordinate and to provide advice and support on equality, diversity and inclusion matters to other members of the departments, including acting as a roving project manager on a wide portfolio or projects at any one time.
Key Responsibilities-Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer Job Description
Co-ordinate and be an active member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel, including preparing agendas and accompanying papers; and making recommendations and suggestions relating to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion.
• Attend the EDI Panel meetings.
• Work closely with the Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel to identify priority goals and actions in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
• Independently project manage Athena Swan process: manage the application process, including staff and student consultations, draft applications, and monitor and evaluate progress against Athena Swan action plans, delegating tasks where appropriate.
• Act as a guide and advisor, including to the head of department and senior academics, on the Athena Swan application process.
• Work with the Chair and members of the department’s EDI Panel to design and deliver new initiatives designed to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Devise ways of assessing the impact of these initiatives. This will include various initiatives to advance the anti-racist agenda, including through the delivery of relevant training.
• Access national databases, extract and analyse relevant staff data, prepare and deliver high quality visual presentations of the data analysis to internal and external stakeholders to ensure buy in for relevant initiatives relating to the EDI strategies.
• Set up and administer surveys and focus groups with staff and students and carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis to ascertain progress on equality, diversity and inclusion action plans and identify new areas for action.
• Organise events, seminars with outside speakers and training courses of relevance to equality, diversity and inclusion, and manage the related budget.
• Build good working relationships with departmental staff in HR, Communications and and divisional equality, diversity and inclusion personnel, in order to address issues.
• Act as a point of contact, offering advice and assistance with matters relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. Ensure timely and relevant communication of new initiatives and information relating to equality, diversity and inclusion through email newsletters, printed materials and events.
• Interface with other departments in the Social Sciences Division and the divisional team concerning Athena Swan submissions to share best practice.
• Be familiar with internal and external resources relating to equality, diversity and inclusion (e.g. networks and support groups, University guidance, and national guidance on the Athena Swan Charter and similar programmes), and keep up-to-date with GDPR and EDI legislation.
• Make applications for funding for equality, diversity and inclusion projects where appropriate.
• Any other duties as deemed appropriate that are commensurate with the grade of this role.
Knowledge Experience Skills Education-Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer Job Description
• Educated to degree level or equivalent.
• Demonstrable commitment to the goals of equality, diversity and inclusion.
• Strong organisational, planning, and project management skills. Ability to work independently and flexibly to achieve agreed objectives and meet deadlines.
• Ability to make hypotheses and debate these as well as suggesting policy and practice interventions that will have an impact on gender equality, anti-racism and other equality and diversity issues.
• Ability to propose and carry out quantitative and qualitative research in a workplace environment, to compile and manage on-line surveys, manipulate, analyse and visualize administrative data.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to write concise and clear reports, including clear and illuminating visual presentations, and to present data analysis.
• Strong interpersonal skills paired with a collaborative approach, to develop good working relationships within the departments and network at all levels.
• Sound IT and numeracy skills for: report writing; preparation of spreadsheets; data analysis; website development; interrogating databases.