Interim Race Equality, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion (READI) Programme Manager
Salary: Grade 10 - £51,717 - £55,980 per annum
Contract Type: 9 Month Secondment/Fixed Term Contract Opportunity
The London Borough of Havering is resolute in our commitment to have zero tolerance of racism and discriminatory behaviours of any kind. We are on a journey to becoming an Employer of Choice for all and, as well as becoming an anti-racist organisation, we and want to be a Borough where EDIC (Equalities Diversity Inclusion and Cohesion) is valued and embedded as part of our culture.
As well as equipping ourselves to deal more effectively with individual acts of discrimination, we also recognise that disadvantage can result from structural, institutional and systemic behaviours across organisations and we are seeking to take radical and groundbreaking steps to educate, identify and address these.
We have therefore established a team (initially temporary) to develop the detailed action plan to deliver the recommendations from our recent READI (Race, Equalities, Accessibility, Diversity, Inclusion) Review and to develop the necessary race equality and other strategies to help achieve our commitments.
Come and join this exciting team to help propel us on this critical journey to reach our goal.
About the Role
This role is offered as a secondment opportunity for a minimum of six months.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for equalities, diversity and inclusion who can work at pace and will be proactive in leading us in the challenge of change in Havering with clear targets and outcomes.
You will engage with and secure agreement from leaders across the organisation, staff forums, partner organisations, residents, communities, businesses and voluntary and community groups and other invested stakeholders both internally and externally.
You will provide expert (READI) Race, Equality, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion advice and guidance to the senior leadership of the organisation as well as making recommendations that shape future service delivery, strategy, and culture.
You will have a comprehensive and thorough understanding of institutional, structural, and systemic inequalities (and or racial hierarchies etc), and their impact on society and in the workplace.
This role is minimum fixed term opportunity for 6 months.
- You will be clear in your views around equalities – especially on the ground-breaking and radically different and fit for purpose approaches necessary.
- You will understand and acknowledge institutional and structural discrimination and disadvantage.
- You will make informed recommendations that shape future service delivery, strategy and culture for residents and staff.
- You will have previously led a similar change programme which resulted in high impacts.
- You will have the confidence to challenge the non-compliance to equality, diversity, inclusion, and cohesion.
- You will be an expert in the field (READI) Race, Equality, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion areas.
- You will be familiar with and able comply with the (EFLG) equalities framework for local government.
- You will be resilient, solution focused and comfortable having difficult conversations.
You will have a Programme Management qualification OR considerable experience.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2022. For further information on this role, please click on the Job Description here.
Interview Dates to be confirmed.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role. CV's will not be accepted for the application process.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jerry Haley via firstname.lastname@example.org