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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/06/2020.

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Job Reference: 918-MX5526

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Strategy and Transformation
£75,914 - £87,754

Salary: £75,914 - £87,754 (A higher salary may be available for exceptional candidates)
National role with the ability to travel UK wide.

At NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), we believe that being a truly diverse and inclusive organisation will transform our service for the better. When we save and improve lives, it’s down to every one of our staff and selfless donors, and this is why D&I has to be at the centre of what we do. It’s about bringing everyone on board, and increasing BAME donations is a big part of our aim to be the best donation service in the world for blood, organs, tissues and stem cells. And that’s why we need an inspirational and dedicated individual who can create the strategic vision that will get us there.


Role overview

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to shape our organisation’s approach to diversity and inclusion. The role offers a unique combination of far-reaching autonomy over both D&I and corporate culture - it’ll be down to you to devise and execute a transformative strategy that makes D&I a priority across our workforce and donor base, working closely with the CEO as part of the Executive Team.


Though we’ve made progress in creating an environment that reflects our teams and the people we serve, we want to achieve much more, and you’ll be at the centre of our success. As part of this, you’ll provide best practice advice and bring in new, innovative approaches to D&I education and inclusive thinking, setting measures to track every improvement and coordinating our efforts on a national scale.


About you

You’ll be a natural leader with significant experience in creating and delivering change initiatives, inspiring others to get behind your ideas. Building strong working relationships is a fundamental part of your approach, and collaboration with people on every level is a must.


You’ll also need strong analytical skills as well as the ability to translate metrics and research into strategy. Strong familiarity with legal matters related to diversity, equality and inclusion is also essential.


As we’re a national organisation, you’ll also need to be prepared for occasional travel to coordinate our teams and make your efforts a success.


Lastly, at the heart of everything you do, there’ll be a deep resolve and a true passion for promoting diversity, driving cultural change and making this a great place to work for everybody, regardless of race, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us

There is so much to be said about the job satisfaction that our team members get from their work. With us, you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s saving and transforming countless lives every day.


At NHSBT, we also value the immense knowledge that our highly skilled team brings to our work. We’ll invest heavily in your personal and professional needs, from progressive training and development opportunities through to competitive pension schemes and generous annual leave allowance. It’s about making sure every NHSBT employee is truly happy in their work. Join us, experience a great work-life balance and a sense of achievement that can’t be found anywhere else.


Please contact more information.


Closing date: 23:59 on 8th June


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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