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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2020.

Engagement Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

Job Reference: 340-EDIA-06-20

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
340 Engagement Equality and Diversity
Newcastle upon Tyne
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Chief Executive Directorate

Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

Salary: Agenda for Change (Band 6) £31,365 - £37,890

Permanent Full Time Position, 37.5 hours

A vacancy has arisen for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to support the Trust to go beyond our legal and statutory obligations and requirements and continue to build on our commitment as an inclusive organisation.

The key elements of the role are to support the Trust to engage with external patients and stakeholders from seldom heard communities and internal employees to help us to understand how our services and employment practices impact on people and what we can do to overcome barriers.

The North East Ambulance Service has a commitment to diversity and inclusion that is supported by the Board, the CEO and senior managers. As a Disability Confident Leader organisation and a Stonewall Top 100 employer ranked as the most LGBT inclusive Ambulance Service in the UK, our commitment to create a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self and thrive is a huge part of our culture and ethos.

This role will help us to advance equality and promote social inclusion across the Trust and the region. The successful applicant will support us to eliminate discrimination and foster good relations in our activities as an employer, service provider and partner and ensure people from seldom heard communities are not disadvantaged or excluded.

There is an internal and external element to the role. The external element of the role is focused on providing fair and accessible services to all communities. External community engagement will be a significant part of this role. The post holder will help to ensure links with community organisations, patients and stakeholders are managed and improved. The post enables us to understand the issues people from diverse backgrounds experience when accessing our services and how any barriers can be removed. This will involve organising and attending events, meetings, engagement activities and representing the Trust at external stakeholder groups. The successful candidate will lead on the development of initiatives and projects that advance equality and remove barriers people can face.

The internal role will involve engagement with internal staff networks, supporting corporate initiatives, developing internal awareness raising campaigns, supporting the Trust to meet legal and mandated responsibilities, ensuring employees can be their themselves in the workplace and helping the Trust to ensure employment practices are free from discrimination, harassment and disadvantage.

Using learning from all engagement activities you will make recommendation to the Trust on service improvements and develop initiatives and projects that advance equality and remove barriers patients and employees can face.

The Trust values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity. We regularly assess our performance against the NHS mandated Equality Delivery System 2 framework. In Jan 2019, Stonewall ranked us as 58 th the top 100 employer. We are the only ambulance service to feature in the top 100 and also the highest ranked emergency service in the north east region. As an inclusive organisation we are taking action to support people from under represented groups such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into employment. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, please review the attachments on this advert for more info. If you require the application form in an alternate format please contact rec team for help

NEAS have a Quality Strategy to ensure our services are safe, effective and provide a positive experience for patients and carers through a continuing program of Quality Improvement.

Certain posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act amended in 2013. As such it may be necessary for an application to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The Trust reserves the right to close vacancies before the published closing date or extend the vacancy where necessary.

If a candidate is unsuccessful during the recruitment and selection process, you must wait 6 months before re-applying.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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