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Belonging and Inclusion Lead

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
This position will play a vital role in ensuring the successful delivery of our Involvement and Inclusion Strategy (2023 - 2024). This involves ensuring that the outcomes laid out in the strategy are achieved to their full potential. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working with a wide variety of stakeholders and be committed to improving key metrics of the WDES and WRES across all workplaces and services.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality support to the Trust around the Involvement and Inclusion agenda, including prioritising tasks, identifying areas of risk and advising on possible service and workplace developments.
  • To help implement the Belonging and Inclusion Strategy 2023-2024 for the Trust by providing effective support and links with existing local community groups that engages them in the process as well as stakeholders from inside the Trust.
  • To work alongside relevant operational groups to ensure that the equality and human rights principles are worked into all Trust functions and processes.
  • To work in partnership with the voluntary sector in developing effective methods of targeting and engaging with hard-to-reach groups in the community so as to ensure good representation in inclusion and engagement activities.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure development of appropriate responses by the organisation to inequalities for both staff and those using Trust services. Including supporting the implementation of relevant NHS equality standards for race, disability, sexual orientation and accessible information.
  • To work closely with the Belonging and Inclusion Team to ensure that the Trust that it is meeting its legal obligations for Equality and Diversity as well as celebrating excellence.
  • Link in with other Involvement Coordinators at a local and national level so as to keep up to date with national progress on the Equality and Human Rights agenda.
  • To develop programmes of work that further increase the visibility of protected groups and highlight any needs that are currently not being met. Partly through close work with the Trust staff network groups for LGBTQIA+, BAME and Disability.
  • To contribute to developing a culture of parity whereby all protected groups are afforded fair and equal treatment within the Trust.

Any other duties, commensurate with the post, as requested by the Head of Belonging and Inclusion.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Further relevant training to a post graduate/registration level, or equivalent experience in a related field
  • ability to work with a range of people in different settings


  • At least 2 years project management experience in the statutory or voluntary sector in a specialist or senior level capacity



  • Experience of working collaboratively with a range of agencies
  • High level understanding of the current agenda surrounding the impact of discrimination on services
  • Experience of engaging service users and/or members of the public
  • Experience of work on the equality agenda


  • Experience developing and/or delivering training programmes



  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • A commitment to eliminating inequalities in health
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to deal with situations of discrimination including resolution
  • Ability to be involved in finding solutions to complex situations


  • Experience of interpreting and understanding legislation relating to equality & diversity

Communication skills


  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • A commitment to eliminating inequalities in health
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Analytical Skills


  • Experience of interpreting and understanding legislation relating to equality & diversity

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Colonnades

Beaconsfield Road


AL10 8YE

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