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Diversity & Inclusion Manager (Reasonable Adjustments Lead)

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft) we are passionate about ensuring that our colleagues have the best experience and to be recognised as a disability positive organisation. As part of our improvement journey to create a culture of belonging and an environment which supports our colleagues to thrive the Trust is taking a transformational approach towards reasonable adjustments.

At Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft) we are passionate about ensuring that our colleagues have the best experience and to be recognised as a disability positive organisation. As part of our improvement journey to create a culture of belonging and an environment which supports our colleagues to thrive the Trust is taking a transformational approach towards reasonable adjustments.

Main duties of the job

This role will lead on the delivery, implementation and management of a new Trust wide centralised reasonable adjustment system, which will centralise the process and funding. Using the Trust's continuous improvement framework to ensure that the planning, monitoring and governance of the project are carried out in line with relevant Trust policy.

This role will play a key part to incorporate consideration of diversity and inclusion issues into all aspects of Trust activities. The post holder will also support the Trust's D& I team to deliver on their objectives enabling the implementation of the inclusion and belonging programme.

About us

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and has the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels. The successful post holder must be a team player with the ability to work autonomously, manage competing priorities and deliver on agreed deadlines. You will need to have a flexible and adaptable approach to work and welcome change and progression. Expert knowledge of the policy and legislative context is essential, as is a passion for improving equality and human rights.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a hybrid role with 1 day based at LSCFTs Headquarters but there will also be a requirement to travel to various locations across the wider trust based on the needs of the agenda.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

When making your application, please use the supporting statement section to demonstrate how you meet the competencies, person specification and the values of LSCFT.

This is a full-time post working 37.5 hours per week with occasional evening work to support community engagement activities.

*Please note - Interviews will be held on 5th and 6th June 2024, please ensure you are available on both of these dates before applying.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • A relevant professional qualification, post-graduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Significant management experience working in a human resources / equality, diversity and inclusion / Project Management / Management field with relevant experience and understanding of disability issues / reasonable adjustments and the Equality Act 2010
  • Experience of working in a management capacity and with people with a disability / long term health conditions, and negotiating reasonable adjustments, accompanied with significant understanding and demonstrable application of employment law, disability, the Equality Act 2010.


Knowl

Essential

  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of legislation and guidance concerning equality and diversity, the Equality Act 2010 / employment law, ideally in a workplace setting
  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of the issues and context underlying the specific project to be managed
  • Thorough knowledge of the types of challenges faced by people with a Disability in relation to employment, accessing health care and more broadly in society.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of interpreting and applying employment law / Equality Act 2010 in practice, particularly regarding Disability / Long Term Health conditions
  • Experience of using influencing and negotiation techniques at all levels within an organisation, internally and externally, particularly in situations where agreement is not easily reached
  • Experience of producing written reports and presenting complex information and data Experience of participation in a project board or working group (or a similar body governing a change / project initiative)


Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trust HQ,

Sceptre Way, Bamber Bridge

Preston

PR5 6AW

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