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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2020.

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Job Reference: 202-A-20-13067

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Human Resources
£38,890 per annum

At the South West Ambulance Foundation Trust (SWAST) we are absolutely committed to developing a culture which allows all of our people to thrive. Creating a working environment which is empowering and inclusive is one of the Trust’s top strategic priorities, fully endorsed by our Board and owned and driven by the Trust’s new Chief Executive.

As part of this commitment we now have a vacancy for a Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusionto join our vibrant and committed team. If you are an experienced professional with a passion for the equality agenda, and if you want to want to make a tangible difference to our ambitious cultural plans, we’d like to hear from you. We are not looking for status quo so we need a colleague who is bold and driven, and who understands the importance of taking our diversity and inclusion work beyond the realm of our legal duties under the Equalities Act and in to the heart of our organisation.

You’ll report to the Executive Director of People and Culture and work closely with a supportive team to help make SWAST a more inclusive place to work. You will put your experience, knowledge and skills to use in driving and embedding change and will work closely with stakeholders across the organisation to positively influence the Trust’s culture and our ability to continually improve and refine our service and our patient care.

Geographically we are the largest ambulance service in the country, covering one fifth of the country including some of its most beautiful and life enriching locations. The post will be based in Exeter with travel across the trust site in the South West of the UK. We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make a real difference to the work of this amazing organisation.

Should you wish to discuss the role further please contact


At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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