1 x People Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Grade 7 – (£41,418 - £46,464)
Flexible working style – 37 hours per week
Previous applicants need not apply.
We are looking for a People Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Consultant to join the Policy and Strategy function within the People Services team to help ensure we have a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve.
With that in mind…Do you have a passion for ED&I? Do you have an eye for interpreting and validating workforce data? Are you a superb communicator and influencer, and ready to work with a wide range of colleagues, trade unions and stakeholders to make a difference?
If yes, please read on..
As a member of the People Policy and Strategy team you will be responsible for leading and demonstrating the importance of EDI and how we can positively support our workforce and community.
Support the development of reports (ethnic and pay gap reports, annual equality reports) and help interpret the data into realistic actions to help drive ED&I initiatives
Act as a source of professional advice and expertise, developing and acting upon specialist knowledge, best practice, and current approaches in EDI
Using the data, proactively to identify issues, trends, concerns and solutions relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce
Present key HR information to a number of stakeholders, including Staff Equality Forums, Operational Managers Network, Strategic Executive Board, Corporate Steering Equality Group and Members/Councillors. Ensure feedback is captured effectively, reported on and followed up within People Services
Be the lead contact for chairs of staff equality forums on all HR related matters
Collaborate with People Services, EDI team and Organisational Development colleagues to integrate equality and diversity matters into employment processes and practices whilst researching/benchmarking against other organisations/best practice examples
Lead on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters – seek and work on projects to secure membership to equality charters including Disability Confidence and stonewall accreditation.
Our working arrangements
All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enables and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance. Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location. Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocated where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for ‘touch down’ space at any council location. Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.
Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.
For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.
We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.
Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post.
We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more about the staff equality forums here
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here
Employment Information & Support
If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is (Grade 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application, interview process and what it is like to work for the council, please click on this link to find out more - Learn more here
Closing date: 24 November 2023
Interviews w/c 4 December 2023.
Job Description and Personal Specification