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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-432-20

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Workforce Directorate
£24,907 to £30,615 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust aspires to be an inclusive employer and provider of services. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, can be demonstrated in our progress across a wide range of areas; Time to Change Employer, Disability Confident Employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and the NHS Rainbow badge initiative

In 2019/20 we were rated 14th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and are one of five NHS Trusts taking part in the NHS WRES cultural change programme.

Our BAME staff network continues to grow in membership and involvement through continued delivery of our Reverse Mentoring programme and the imminent launch of our BAME Allyship Programme in November 2020.

So what will I be doing as EDI Officer?

You will support the EDI team in the delivery of a range of EDI work streams, but more specifically, the Workforce Race Equality Standard, Workforce Disability Equality Standard, Disability Confident, Gender Pay Gap and Stonewall WEI action plans. As there is a wide range of fundamental elements under the EDI umbrella, you will be working with the Assistant Director of Workforce, the E&D Facilitator, BAME Facilitator and the BAME Staff Network Chair, to help create a truly inclusive environment for staff and patients

Anything else I should know?

LCH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We welcome applications from people who identify as BAME, people with a disability and people who identify as LGBTQ+

Sounds interesting – can I apply?

To be shortlisted for an interview you must possess and demonstrate the necessary qualifications, skills and knowledge as detailed in the job description and specification. We do encourage you to ring for an informal chat to find out more. Please contact Richard Worlock, E&D Facilitator on 07944 119 260 or

You will be required to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes (if necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010).

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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