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Equality Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Job Reference: 195-20-261-ALE

South Central Ambulance Service
195 12 C HR Equality and Diversity
£53,168 to £62,001 pa

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated individual to join the senior leadership team within the HR team to take up the position of Equality and Diversity Manager for South Central Ambulance Service to support our journey towards a compassionate and inclusive culture.

The right candidate will have significant experience in this field of work, with specialist knowledge of equality and diversity legislation and best practice. Building on this existing experience you will be responsible for leading and developing our Equality & Diversity strategy. You will work with internal stakeholders and provide expert advice to staff and managers on the full range of equality and diversity issues relating to both employment and service delivery, while also providing quarterly and annual reports on activities to the Trust Board and Governors.

You should have a proven track record of working with diverse communities to identify and understand their specific needs, along with excellent verbal and written skills and experience of coordinating projects in complex and challenging environments. This experience will be invaluable when it comes to working with our external stakeholders in this arena.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the top performing ambulance services and have a genuine influence on the future direction of equality and diversity within SCAS. If you are hardworking, innovative and committed to making a difference and have the skills to fulfil our needs, then we would love to hear from you.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please read the attached Job description and person specification.

Due to the pandemic this role is currently home working, moving forward it is likely to require some office-based time for internal or external meetings.

The role that we have available is based on 30 hours a week, we would be open to discussing flexible working options for this role.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

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We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

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