We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion and some experience of working in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) either as an EDI practitioner or working within workforce, organisational development or in a leadership role where you will be at the heart of defining and delivering our evolving EDI strategy.
Closely supporting the Head of EDI, you will be working collaboratively with senior leaders, workforce colleagues, staff networks and key stakeholders across the organisation and externally. Utilising both your internal and external networks, you will play a key role in managing a number of EDI projects/including leading on supporting delivery of our NHS workforce race equality standard action plan and to further develop our culture for inclusion.
In order to be successful in your application, you will possess experience working in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, including delivery of training and community engagement. You will be able to demonstrate good communication, presentation and organisational skills with an attention to details and the ability to scrutinise and present data.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, candidates with a disability or who are LGBT+, that are underrepresented at this band in the organisation.Main duties of the job
If appointed you will receive support to develop in the role.
- To support the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion & Team with the promotion, development and implementation of the Trust's equality, diversity and inclusion strategy
- To manage specific EDI work projects as directed
- Provide comprehensive service of equality and diversity advice and support at all levels in the Trust
You will be able to help us drive cultural change where all of our staff can bring their whole authentic selves to work to be their best they can be so we can provide the best care for all of our patients. You will gain experience in leading equality diversity and inclusion projects to improve the culture.
As part of this role you will be working directly with clinical and non-clinical colleagues at all levels providing training, development and support to ensure greater understanding of diversity and inclusion.
All roles in the team are considered developmental. As such, and in line with seeking to provide fairness and even access to opportunities, recruitment decisions will take account of the potential in candidates. To the end, demonstrating commitments to meeting the role criteria in the person specification will be accounted for alongside already having met them.
If you like what you have read and think you have the skills, experience and commitment to development that we need then don't delay- apply today!About usOur Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.
CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
All roles in the team are considered developmental. As such, and in line with seeking to provide fairness and even access to opportunities, recruitment decisions will take account of the potential in candidates. To this end, demonstrating commitment to meeting the role criteria in the person specification will be accounted for alongside already having met them.
This vacancy will close on midnight on the 1st October 2023.
Interviews are due to be held on the 18th October 2023.
As part of the interview process we will be asking shortlisted candidates to give a short presentation to include analysis of a data set that will be given to all shortlisted candidates with the interview letter. Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Degree Masters or equivalent experience in equality, diversity and inclusion.
- ILM level 4 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
- Experience of working in equality, diversity and inclusion field or within workforce, organisational development or leadership roles.
- Developing and delivering ED& I training and specialist E& D training to capture the 9 protected characteristics.
- Report writing to present to various forums.
- Experience of carrying out equality analysis /equality impact assessments.
- Developing, writing and implementation of policies.
- Have an understanding and experience of partnership working.
- Managing and implementing projects.
- Experiencing of analysing and interpreting statistical data and presenting it.
- Previous experience of working in either NHS or voluntary sector or local authority.
- Understanding and knowledge of legislation and issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion in employment, service delivery and with service users/patients and carers.
- Understanding of risk management systems to report incidents relating to ED& I.
- IT skills ability to use word and Excel and Powerpoint, Microsoft Teams / Zoom etc.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills to maintain working relationships within CUH, and with external partners and organisations.
- Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential, and reassuring manner.
- Ability to deal with resistance from colleagues across the organisation.
- Ability to challenge and have difficult conversations.
- Have the skills to motivate colleagues at all levels to engage and embrace the equality and diversity agenda.
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to respond effectively to multiple priorities.
- Ability to evaluate ED& I information and advice on appropriate course of action.
- Ability to monitor the delivery of service and projects (WRES , WDES, training, EDS2022 etc).
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- The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Together - safe, kind, excellent.
- Show empathy and confidence.
- Respond in a timely manner.
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Addenbrookes Hospital - Division Corporate
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