Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Development Lead Officer

  • Job Reference: 74808
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Creative Support
  • Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £30,000 to £33,000
  • Sector: Administration, Charity
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Creative Support are looking for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Development Lead Officer to join our organisation in this exciting opportunity to lead on anti-racist initiatives and creating an active culture of inclusion.

We are a busy and dynamic national health & social care charity with a track record in providing person centred & empowering support services. Across England we support over 7000 people and have a workforce of over 5000 staff from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and identities.

As EDI Development Lead, you have a key role in impacting positive action across our organisation, working closely with our executive team, senior managers and EDI Engagement Lead in fully embedding active anti-racist practice.  Your role will include:

  • Leading on development and delivery of our Anti-Racism strategy and operational action plans,
  • Direct delivery of actions and initiatives
  • Development of corporate policy, resources and frameworks
  • Acting as a key point of contact for guidance around anti-racist practice & legislation
  • Working in partnership with the EDI Engagement Lead to ensure the experiences and feedback of Black & ethnic minority colleagues is shaping priorities and developments
  • Acting as an important advocate for anti-racism and developing a genuine culture of inclusivity and belonging for staff and all the people we support
  • Leading on other priority areas of Equality & Inclusion in the longer term in line with the organisations broader EDI strategy

You will be an intuitive and confident communicator and able to bring a strong knowledge and experience of anti-racism, equity and inclusion concepts and best practice.   

The role will be flexible to ensure that you are able to utilise your expertise and lived experience to identify and scope initiatives that will have a real impact and prevent tokenistic action.

You will have an active support network within our senior team, EDI colleagues, and be fully supported to access relevant external networks, training and continuous professional development opportunities.

You will have a national remit, working from our friendly Head Office in Stockport. There is also flexibility for part time hours to work around school hours, caring commitments or other needs as required.

In addition to welcoming applications from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and identities, we particularly encourage applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates for this post.

If you have any questions about the role, feel free to email keira.lyons@creativesupport.co.uk

Benefits of working with Creative Support:

We offer all employees competitive pay and a pension contribution in addition to 28 days annual leave. As an employer that is committed to the professional development of our staff we also support our care staff to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate and pay for your enhanced DBS. Additional benefits include enhanced maternity leave, employee support programmes and an additional day of leave each year on or around your Birthday.

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer, who have recently received Investors in People Gold award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures, however we can only accept fully completed applications from those located in and eligible to work within the UK – Please be aware we are currently at full capacity with our Visa Sponsor Licenses, therefore we are not accepting applicants who are seeking sponsorship.

Job Reference: 74808

We are also not accepting applicants who are currently on a Skilled Worker Visa, seeking secondary employment, as we are unable to actively track the hours worked with the primary sponsor.

We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed. We do not notify unsuccessful candidates of their outcome at application stage, previously unsuccessful applicants must wait six months before reapplying.