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Equality and Inclusion Officer

Are you keen to accelerate and enhance equality and inclusion? Do you have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills? Would you like to assist with the development of University-wide equality and inclusion frameworks, policy and guidance to support the inclusion of all staff and students? 

Joining a small team, you will provide high quality specialist advice and guidance to colleagues covering all equality strands to meet the University’s needs and priorities, focussing initially on the areas of Disability and Religion or Belief. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the University to identify and develop guidance for staff and draft policy which enables us to further mainstream and embed equality and inclusion (E&I) throughout the University. You will work with staff, staff and student networks, Faculty/Service Equality and Inclusion Committees and other working groups to identify and develop guidance documents, and will draft and/or support improvements to policy to promote greater inclusion for all groups of staff and students.  You will advise on ways to share good practice and seek opportunities for the development and implementation of initiatives which enables the University/Faculties and Services to address areas of under-representation and/or differences in experiences and/or outcomes.

The role is based in the University’s Equality Policy Unit (EPU) which provides expert advice on all equality and inclusion matters across the University, collaborating with colleagues and student E&I representatives to develop related policy and guidance. The Unit is responsible for leading the implementation of the University’s Equality and Inclusion Framework and Strategy, working with Faculties and Services to ensure this is embedded across the organisation. In joining the team, you will be promoting and supporting the University’s aspiration to become sector-leading in all areas of equality and inclusion. The Unit is part of the University’s HR Directorate, so you will also contribute to the delivery of HR’s aspirations.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Sabiha Patel, Head of Equality and Inclusion

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3964, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Equality Policy Unit
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 October 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2019
Reference:  CSEQU1007
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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