Sandwell’s vision is to be an open, fair and inclusive Borough that embraces and celebrates Sandwell’s rich and diverse communities, cultures, and traditions; and where everyone is treated fairly and given opportunities to make the most of their talents and realise their aspirations across all six towns in the borough and imbedding equality in all that it does.
To achieve this, Sandwell Council recognises it is prudent and necessary to continually look at what equalities and diversity means for Sandwell, how inequalities and discrimination are addressed and where it can make improvements for the benefit of all council employees and Sandwell residents.
Our newly established Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team are looking to recruit another Equality Advisor to complete the team. You will play an integral part in supporting the delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Agenda.
Working alongside our other Equality Advisor, your key areas of work will focus on the following protected characteristics: Race and Religion or Belief. We welcome applications from all ethnic backgrounds. In addition, you will share joint focus on the following protected characteristics: Disability, Age, Marriage and civil partnership and Pregnancy and maternity.
You will support the design, implementation, and evaluation of measures to create an inclusive workplace within the Council.
You will work closely with our Staff Networks, so proven experience of working with these groups would be advantageous.
You will manage a range of projects contributing to the design and delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy,
This is an opportunity to really make a difference within Sandwell to help us break down barriers, promote and develop Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategies and best practice within the council and across the Borough’s diverse and rich communities.
You will be passionate about Equalities and have a proven track record of project development to promote Equalities.
We are looking for someone who reflects who we are and what we are trying to achieve; with a forward looking approach and a firm commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
You must have;
- A proven track record of working as an Equality Advisory role or similar for three years or more.
- Excellent people management and communication skills with the confidence to manage and work with a diverse range of people.
- A detailed understanding of the relevant legislative framework and local authority operation at corporate and community level.
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of leading on complex projects .
- Excellent research skills.
- You must be educated to Level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject
For more information about this role or an informal chat please contact Koser Shaheen – Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager at Koser_shaheen@sandwell.gov.uk.
Reflecting the Borough’s diversity in our workforce is essential to us and we welcome applications from people of all identities.
Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
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