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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Facilitator to support the EDI and Anti-Racism Hub Teams.

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is committed to becoming a truly inclusive and anti-racist organisation in the NHS, challenging barriers across the system which cause disparities in our workforce and for our service users. We believe that developing an organisational culture that fully embraces EDI and anti-racism is a key priority for ethical and dynamic healthcare services.

The EDI Facilitator will assist the People and Culture directorate with the general facilitation and project/programme coordination of the Inclusion portfolio. In addition, as a member of the Inclusion Team within the directorate, you will work closely with senior leaders to provide equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing support to the Trust. The EDI Facilitator will be responsible for the provision of a professional and comprehensive support service, including project management support for a range of EDI activities. The EDI Facilitator will report to the Anti-Racism Programme/ EDI Lead and provide support across the Inclusion portfolio, raising awareness of EDI activities and sharing good practice across the Trust. In addition, the EDI Facilitator will provide coordination support for EDI and anti-racism communications, support to staff networks and event coordination, and EDI data analysis.

Main duties of the job

This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator role involves supporting the EDI and Anti-Racism Teams, various activities such as meetings, workshops, and events, and producing minutes when needed. It also includes maintaining action plans, analysing data, and producing reports.

Supporting staff networks and coordinating ED& I operational meetings are part of the responsibilities. The role involves drafting communications, promoting diversity initiatives, and attending internal and external events. Additionally, the role requires acting as a role model for compassionate and inclusive behaviours.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Organise meetings, workshops, events and engagement activities and take and produce minutes where required.
  • Maintain action plans, managing the tracking and following up on agreed actions to ensure actions are progressed and plans kept up-to-date.
  • Assist with the development of new action plans, and other supporting documents such as communications and engagement plans.
  • Analyse data and produce reports, this may involve sourcing data from various systems or data input into ED& I templates or spreadsheets. Reports may be data reports, written reports or presentations.
  • Support the Trusts staff networks as required, escalating matters to EDI Lead where necessary. Attend staff network meetings maintain action notes and feed-back to the EDI Lead.
  • Coordinate ED& I Operational meetings and provide Staff Networks with support in meetings and delivery of staff communications and events.
  • Coordinate staff engagement and arrange meetings and events.
  • Take responsibility for discrete pieces of work within ED& I, including reviewing policies and developing toolkits.
  • Coordinate and draft regular communications relating to ED& I for both ED& I groups and networks within the Trust and all employees and volunteers.
  • Where needed link with internal communications in managing calendar of ED& I and Engagement events and news.
  • Research, apply and promote diversity initiatives and share best practice.
  • Attend internal and external events in person at any of the Trusts sites, from time-to-time, to support specific launches, events and training delivery.
  • Collate a monthly bulletin of updates from all Staff Networks, to share Trust-wide.
  • Act as a role model at all times for compassionate, inclusive behaviours and uphold the Trusts Values in all interactions.

This job description is designed to assist post holders with understanding what is expected of them in their role. Liverpool Womens NHS Foundation Trust may ask them to undertake other duties, as required, which are not necessarily specified on the job description but which are commensurate with the grade of the post.

The job description itself maybe amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder, within the scope and general level of responsibility attached to the post.

All post holders must take responsibility to ensure that they are aware of and adhere to all Trust policies, procedures and guidelines relating to their employment regardless of their position within the Trust.

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills including the ability to produce and share information
  • Confident in using IT systems relevant to role, including MS Office
  • Able to work on own initiative and to co-ordinate or manage tasks for team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and professionally at all times
  • Excellent time management and planning and organisation skills
  • The ability to be creative and identify improvements and anticipate and respond to change
  • Able to use information to make recommendations and/or to take decisions choosing from a range of possible options
  • Able to work independently and seek advice and guidance when needed
  • Is approachable and confident in coaching members of the team to help them acquire skills and experience
  • Able to maintain high levels of confidentiality and work with sensitivity towards diverse needs and viewpoints


Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 2 Certified English and Maths (GCSE/Functional Skills)
  • Level 6 standard of education (e.g. undergraduate degree) or equivalent experience


Experience

Essential

  • A good understanding of UK equality legislation and how it applies to employers and service providers
  • Knowledge of and interest in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and preferably a proven track record of working in this area
  • Experience of organising meetings, groups, networks and small events
  • Demonstrable ability to handle, resolve and escalate enquiries and pass on information promptly
  • Knowledge and understanding of working in a wider system of integrated care
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team
  • Lived experience of one or more protected characteristic
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework


Desirable

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and positively managing feedback including communicating EDI issues in writing and verbally and able to respond sensitively to a range of views
  • Experience of thinking critically, analysing and interpreting information to make decisions, develop solutions and solve problems
  • Experience of making improvements in relation to systems and administrative processes
  • Experience of human resources or patient experience advisory work
  • Willingness to work flexibly - some evening work may be required
  • Excellent digital presentation skills with the ability to display key facts and summarise complex data and documents in a way that engages different groups Contribute to a positive working environment ensuring commitment to equality and diversity


Specific Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework.


Desirable

  • Willingness to work flexibly - some evening work may be required
  • Excellent digital presentation skills with the ability to display key facts and summarise complex data and documents in a way that engages different groups Contribute to a positive working environment ensuring commitment to equality and diversity


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool

L87SS

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