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Patient Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Patient Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead to join the Trust's busy and dynamic Patient Experience and Involvement Team.

To be successful in this role, the successful candidate will have strong links within the community, including with public sector and voluntary organisations and have a demonstrable track record in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.

As a team, we live our Trust's values and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is demonstrated in our approach to our day-to-day work with our colleagues and in our patient, carer, and public involvement activities. You should be a team player and compassionate manager and willing to work flexibly to drive and enable the delivery of the team's broad and exciting portfolio.

This is an exciting role for someone who is committed to placing the voices of patients, their families and carers, and communities, especially those who are underrepresented, at the centre of the Trust's service delivery and development.

You will be a creative and dynamic individual, who likes rising to challenges but is able to think calmly and rationally under pressure with the ability to use your own initiative, making reasoned decisions and escalating issues appropriately.

The role works across the Trust so the successful applicant will be required regularly to travel to our different sites.

Main duties of the job

The Trust is committed to ensuring our services are accessible and support our health inequalities plans so that delivery and effectiveness of care for all patients is maximised.

Reporting to Head of Patient Experience and Involvement, this is a key role that is integral to ensuring the patient EDI agenda is embedded in our work.

The post holder will lead on engagement with patients, carers, and stakeholder groups in respect of ED& I matters, creating and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders and their representative groups to help inform existing and developing services and support.

The post holder will support the Trust in being compliant with national guidance and best practice for patient EDI, by developing and implementing effective initiatives.

The post holder is a subject matter expert regarding the interpretation and application of national policy, guidance and best practice in patient equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The post holder will have excellent influencing and negotiation skills, experience of working on complex projects with multiple partners and be comfortable with working at pace.

The post holder will ensure that the Trust develops methods to expand reach and ensure diversity of perspectives to grow engagement and involvement of currently underrepresented and underserved communities to support the delivery of the organisation's health inequalities priorities.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion knowledge, either acquired through a postgraduate diploma or via experience of managing EDI activities and programmes



  • Experience working with community groups and the public
  • Experience of managing and delivering change projects effectively
  • Experience of writing reports and preparing presentations for a variety of stakeholder groups
  • Experience in working collaboratively and in an inclusive way, co-producing solutions with external audiences and a diverse range of stakeholders and has a proves track record of influence and engagement


  • Experience in an ED& I role



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with evidence of report writing and developing and delivering presentations to senior leaders, patients, carers and the public
  • Ability to work in an innovative way, not afraid to challenge the system and previously accepted ways of working
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and able to remain motivated and ability to inspire and support others when faced with challenge/barrier

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Site

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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