Interim Race Equality Advisor
Salary: Grade 7 £36,378 - £40,566 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 individuals with a passion for equity, equalities, diversity and inclusion and are able to work at pace.
This role will support the READI Programme Manager on:
- Developing the race aspects of the detailed READI Action Plan.
- Developing the council’s Race Equality Strategy.
- Raising awareness and recognition of the different ways that racism manifests itself.
- Working with the BAME Staff Forum and other staff groups on issues around race/racism.
- Delivering the wider race equity and race equality agenda.
- Ensuring the embedding of race equality across all the council’s activities.
- Delivering the commitments in the Race At Work Charter.
- Ensuring intersectionality with other equalities areas.
- Implementing methods to change mindsets around race equality.
You will have:
- An in-depth understanding of Equality Act 2010 ensuring the Council meets statutory requirements.
- A very developed and strong understanding of individual, institutional and structural forms of racism in society and how to robustly address them in organisations.
- A clear understanding of how racism affects different communities and the inter-sectionalities between race and other equality characteristics.
- Well-developed communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders.
- Strong presentation skills with the ability to present information to a variety of audiences.
- Experience of addressing race equality issues in a range of settings (including in large organisations).
- Experience in providing advice and guidance to senior management and others.
- Demonstrable commitment to equality and inclusion especially race equality
- You will be resilient, solution focused and comfortable having difficult conversations.
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