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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2021.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Job Reference: 146-CCG-5927RF

Sussex Integrated Care Board
768 BH 680866 Human Resources
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Sussex NHS Commissioners recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination and we welcome and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these staff groups are currently under-represented throughout our organisation currently. We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

We are also committed to enabling team members to work in an agile, more flexible way, recognising that this will lead to more effective and efficient ways of working. We will empower our people to work where, when, and how they choose with minimum constraints to optimise performance and delivery of results. Smarter working is not just related to working from different locations or at different times. It is about gaining the benefit of utilising technology to change work practices and to work differently which should increase the effectiveness of the service and deliver benefits to CCG business.

Do you have a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion?

Sussex NHS Commissioners have an exciting vacancy for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager supporting our workforce equality programmes and taking forward workforce equality initiatives with partners across the local health and care system known as Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP).

We are looking for someone with the ability to engage, empower and work with staff from all backgrounds including our ethnically diverse staff groups, disabled staff and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff as well as inclusion groups such as carers.

Working as part of the People Team, you will lead and develop a variety of initiatives to drive improvements in relation to recruitment, career progression, talent, well-being and representative decision making. You will support colleagues with making improvements to workforce policy and procedures including developing new areas in with national and local requirements.

You will also be supporting our staff networks to have a strong voice and a role in the organisation’s decision making. This will include working with them to achieve best practice standards and charter marks such as Disability Confident Employers and the Stonewall Workplace Index.

As an NHS employer, Sussex NHS Commissioners offer a national pay scheme, access to training and personal development plans, an excellent pension and staff benefits. We are actively committed to the NHS Values and regularly engage with our staff to improve the working environment.

We operate an Agile Working policy. This means staff are supported to work at a time and location that supports them and their teams to work effectively whilst improving work life balance and greater flexibility.

Candidates will therefore be required to work at home and be able to work from one of our office bases in Sussex in agreement with their Manager and wider team.

We are happy to consider job share applications.


Please note that on 1st July 2022, the CCGs in Sussex (East Sussex CCG, West Sussex CCG and Brighton & Hove CCG), which make up Sussex NHS Commissioners, will cease to exist. At this time the Integrated Care Board (ICB) in Sussex will be established, to be known formally as NHS Sussex. NHS Sussex will assume all the commissioning functions from Sussex NHS Commissioners.

On 1 July, your employment will therefore, automatically transfer to NHS Sussex ICB. All terms and conditions in your contract of employment will transfer, intact and unchanged to NHS Sussex.

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