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Senior EDI Compliance and Assurance Manager

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We seek an outstanding addition to our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Team. No prior NHS experience is required, but a strong commitment, insights, and energy for our EDI goals are essential.

The Senior EDI Compliance and Assurance Manager role is a new opportunity pivotal in advancing our EDI strategy across objectives and work plans. You'll aid divisional managers in EDI project delivery, from meetings to presentations, requiring adept planning, reporting, and a drive to challenge discrimination and promote inclusivity.

Key skills include proactive identification of ED& I improvement areas for better service and KPI achievement. Analytical prowess is vital for data analysis in reports and presentations. Collaborating with the Head of EDI, you'll develop tailored EDI programs and maintain a comprehensive database on EDI initiatives.

You'll integrate our EDI strategy into various organizational facets like leadership development, talent attraction, and culture transformation. Collaborating with the Employee Relations Team ensures alignment with our Trust Values for staff inclusivity.

We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds, including UK ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, individuals open about their faith or beliefs, or those from the LGBTQ+ community. Royal Papworth Hospital values diversity, believing it enriches patient care through individual strengths.

Interview date includes a 10-minute presentation and Q& A with Network Leads.

Main duties of the job

1. Support the Head of EDI in developing and implementing the Trust's diversity strategy.

2. Provide expert advice and ensure high-quality documentation for EDI initiatives.

3. Act as a deputy for the Head of EDI and manage specific projects independently.

4. Oversee Transformational Reciprocal Mentoring and the National EDI Improvement Plan.

5. Manage and coordinate EDI projects, forums, and meetings.

6. Assist in workforce project duties related to EDI compliance and risk management.

7. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for strategic EDI projects.

8. Maintain reporting cycles, draft assurance reports, and share best practices.

9. Lead and deliver EDI projects within timelines and budgets.

10. Support divisional managers in their EDI initiatives.

11. Gather evidence, identify areas for improvement, and engage in resourcing efforts.

12. Provide workforce data for strategic decision-making.

13. Lead Cultural Ambassador quarterly meetings and document minutes.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to a minimum of degree level or equivalent relevant experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development evidence of CPD including specialist knowledge of EDI and practical experience
  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience, e.g. PRINCE 2


  • Qualification in EDI area



  • Experience of working in a complex organisation or project environment
  • Experience of managing multiple demands/tasks
  • Preparation of complex documents and drafting of routine correspondence
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills
  • Responsible for training individuals in EDI specialist area. The trainees may be from multi-disciplinary teams across the organisation.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Project to a high level of competency
  • Experience of working with internal and external organisations/agencies and contacts at all levels
  • Good understanding of the legal and best practice standards for equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Experience of using risk management system
  • Experience of developing project plans and monitoring progress against these
  • Experience of applying equalities knowledge in a complex organisation.
  • Experience of advising and supporting line managers through provision of expert advice and/or training
  • A good understanding of the EDS22, National EDI Improvement Plan.
  • Good understanding of Corporate Governance
  • Excellent organisational communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to present relevant information in a concise and easily readable format.
  • Ability to act sensitively at all times in ensuring that the concerns of staff are dealt with sympathetically and act appropriately when dealing with distressing or emotional circumstances which will arise due to the nature of this role.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Evidence of ability progress concepts, ideas ensuring sustainability.
  • Influencing skills and High levels of cultural competence and the ability to work across difference.
  • Ability to work with clinicians and staff at all levels
  • The ability to check documents and analyse statistics
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Understanding of the importance of stakeholder relationships across the healthcare system

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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