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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2022.

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Job Reference: 985-NCLCCG-549

Employer:
North Central London Integrated Care Board
Department:
Human Resources
Location:
Laycock Centre, Islington
Salary:
£61,861 - £70,959 per annum inc HCA

North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG) was formally established in April 2020, bringing together five north London boroughs – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.

NCL CCG is a clinically-led and member-driven CCG with the 203 GP practices across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington making up our membership. Patients and residents are at the heart of our decision-making. To help shape our plans we listen to all the information shared with us from the people who use the services we commission and the many dedicated professionals who work to deliver them. We ensure the local patient, resident and clinical voice in the commissioning and delivery of health and care services, by working effectively together at all levels of our system.

North Central London’s population is incredibly diverse, and continues to grow and change. This brings pressure and challenges for the local health and care services that NCL CCG commissions – or buys – on behalf of residents. NCL CCG works closely with Councils, providers, general practices, voluntary, community organisations, and unions, to achieve our shared aims.

NCL CCG values our staff, our partners and their expertise to deliver the best health and care possible for the patients and residents of North Central London.

Please note that all vacancies will be subject to a 6 month’s probation period in line with the CCG Probation Policy.


It is an exciting time to be joining North Central London – with the formal transition to an Integrated Care System providing a great opportunity to work with key partners to further improve health and care services in NCL for the benefit of our residents and patients.

Our vision is shared with the NCL Integrated Care System is to improve outcomes and wellbeing through delivering equality in health and care services for local people – supporting them to Start Well, Live Well and Age Well.  We also want to support the many local people who are employed by health and social care to Work Well.

Our future success depends on the health and wellbeing of local people.  We have made good progress in recent years but there are still too many health disparities and inequities within and between North Central London communities that prevent our residents getting the same opportunities to start well, live well and age well.

We know that, in particular, we have the need and the opportunity to improve children and young people’s health. Focusing on public health and the quality of health and care services for children and young people means we can help make a real difference to key determinants of good health such as reducing childhood obesity and increasing immunisation rates.

We know that the economic climate impacts health. Poor health and care, in turn, affects individuals, their quality of life and their ability to contribute to the local economy. Helping break this cycle will reduce urgent or long-term care for problems through earlier identification, better management or prevention.

At NCL CCG, we are committed to ensuring equity and promoting inclusion in everything we do. We aim to have a workforce that is drawn from diverse backgrounds that reflect the community we serve. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds.  If you think you have the required skills, aptitude, ambition, and commitment and like to join the CCG, we would like to hear from you.  

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Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager - fixed term contract/secondment until 31 March 2023

We are looking for an experienced Diversity and Inclusion professional to join our friendly and industrious team as a senior member of the People and Culture Directorate. This is an exciting role that is offered as a fixed term contract/secondment until 31 March 2022.

Working closely with the Deputy Director of HR, OD and EDI, the post-holder will be required to take a strategic lead on the development of all aspects of diversity and inclusion across the CCG/ICB.

In these challenging times, it is essential that we move away from minimum statutory compliance, and create and implement sustainable innovative diversity and inclusion initiatives that will facilitate cultural change, strengthen staff engagement, address discrimination and inequalities, enhance leadership, and management capability to enable us to achieve our aspirations to be an inclusive organisation, and the best and healthy place to work in.

This role will be required to provide specialist diversity and inclusion expertise to the organisation, and support the delivery of the following areas of immediate priority:

  • Lead the delivery of the CCG/ICB EDI programme plan, which underpins the achievement of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, People priorities that creates a culture that drives and influences behaviours and actions that create change in culture and staff experience.
  • Work closely with the OD Team, Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and Staff Networks to drive and lead the development and delivery of EDI activities that will enable the CCG/ICB to meet its equality and inclusion priorities.
  • Develop and oversee the CCG/ICB’s strategy and plan to strengthen recruitment, selection and retention to ensure inclusive recruitment and selection processes are utilised across the organisation
  • Work with colleagues across the system to ensure the CCG/ICB plays a full and active role in system wide work to tackle inequalities and discrimination, and that we are fully connected to regional and national programmes.
  • Ensure reporting and assurance mechanisms are robust and effectively demonstrate the CCG/ICB’s progress and compliance with all statutory, public sector and requirements, including but not limited to: Public Sector Duty report, annual WRES and WDES reports, workforce profiles, EDS, and, the CCG/ICB annual equality information report.
  • Develop and lead the Equality Impact Assessment and supporting processes that delivers positive change across all aspects of diversity and inclusion and is a tool for key decision making across the organisation, and commissioning of services.
  • Develop and deliver equality, diversity and inclusion training and presentations to a large and broad audience.

If you think you have the required skills, aptitude, ambition and commitment to join us on our journey, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Emdad Haque, Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager – emdad.haque@nhs.net

Darshna Pankhania, Director of HR, OD and EDI  - darshna.pankhania@nhs.net




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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Depending on the role a Criminal Records check may be required, all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We welcome applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship which will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post or if we are unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.



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