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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer

Diversity & Inclusion

London, Waterloo Campus


  • Posted on: 05th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £33,114- £37,804 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 035828
  • Closes: 21st November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team is a specialist team within the Principal’s Office. EDI reports directly to the Senior Vice President (Service, People and Planning). We partner and collaborate across the breadth of the university.

The role of the EDI team is to promote best practice in EDI to enable all staff and students to achieve excellence. We engage with external accreditation to hold ourselves to account; the University holds a Silver Athena Swan Award, several faculty/departmental Athena Swan awards and a Bronze Race Equality Charter Mark Award. We are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are ranked 263 in the UK in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

This post sits within the EDI Project and Partnerships team, which worksindynamicpartnership with academic faculties and professional services functions to further King’s EDI goals on a local level.

The successful candidate will spend a proportion of their time embedded in faculties and functions working on EDI projects. The remainder of their time will be spent working in partnership with the EDI function, supporting and leading on the delivery of university-wide EDI activity. This configuration provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate towork ona variety of impactful EDI projects at both a macro and micro level, across a devolved organisation, for the benefit of both students and staff.

The Project Officer role requires flexibility and the ability to deliver to deadlines, in sometimes ambiguous circumstances, escalating issues and risks where necessaryand with appropriate support. We encourage flexible working within the EDI team and so this will be a hybrid role that combines home working with office working (across the King’s College campus).

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract .

This is a full-time post. Flexible working, part time and job shares will be considered.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage, deliver and evaluate scoped and agreed Equality, Diversity & Inclusion projects in line with established ways of working.
  • Manageown workload, across multiple projects, to achieve objectives with appropriate supervision, line management support and coaching.
  • Contribute to developing solutions to complex problems, requiring the application of initiative and creativity.
  • Manage and evaluate Equality, Diversity & Inclusion activities engaging staff and students.
  • Collate and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to inform evidence-led decision-making.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports for a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Manage stakeholders (including academic faculties and professional service functions, students and staff) across a devolved, complex organisation to further Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Manage student interns/staff, and volunteers to deliver Equality, Diversity & Inclusion activity.
  • Support decision-makers by providing specialist insight and guidance on issues of Diversity & Inclusion.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1. A degree qualification or equivalent experience

2. Ability to manage own workload with appropriate supervision

3. Stakeholder engagement and management skills:

• ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing

• ability to build and manage good working relationships

4. Ability to provide a high-quality service

5. Analytical ability using quantitative and qualitative data

6. Ability to communicate specialist, complex concepts and information

7. Experience managing and evaluating projects

8. Experience producing reports for internal and external audiences

9. Willingness to work in a flexible, agile manner across all London campuses

10. Willingness to engage in activity to professionally develop

11. Enthusiasm for working in an environment with ambiguity, challenge, and risk

12. Demonstrable interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Desirable criteria

1. Experience working in a devolved, complex environment

2. Demonstrable experience furthering Equality, Diversity & Inclusion objectives

3. Experience managing student staff and/or volunteers

Interviews will take place in person on the 9th December.

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