Equalities and Cohesion Service Manager ( Cohesion)
Please note this vacancy is only available to Birmingham City Council employees
Be part of the Council’s new Equality and Cohesion Division
Birmingham City Council is establishing a new Equalities and Cohesion Division to take forward the council’s plans to embed equalities and social cohesion across all its work. This new division will be at the heart of the Council, empowered to create and embed forward thinking equalities and cohesion approaches both within the council and with our partners.
The new Team will work within the council and our diverse communities, voluntary and community sector and strategic partners to ensure all voices are heard and equality is considered at all levels. And going beyond our immediate statutory obligations in order to identify and dismantle the structures that discriminate against or limit opportunities for our citizens and staff because of their race, disability, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation or class – or a combination of these characteristics. Now is your chance to play a part in this important and exciting work to mainstream equalities and social justice.
There are two variations of Grade 6 (GR6) Manager level within the Cohesion and Equalities Division which reflect the requirements of the two thematic areas.
Each GR6 Manager will be required to deliver on a selection of the key responsibilities. The post holder will manage part of the Cohesion and Equalities Division and work with the Head of Cohesion and Equalities to support delivery of equality and inclusion practice across the Council and ensure compliance with relevant equalities legislation in the context of citizen facing responsibilities of the Council.
The post holder may be asked to provide technical advice to the Human Resource on internal equalities work. This role will establish relationships and develop opportunities across the Council for Equalities and Inclusion to influence policy and strategy as well as support a variety of initiatives as required. The post holder will also map and develop strategic relationships for equalities and inclusion and take action to identify and solve wider equality and inclusion issues. The role includes oversight of the Equality Impact Assessment process within the Council and ensure it is fit for purpose and delivering its strategic objectives. The post holder will manage a small team to support wider strategic and operational delivery throughout the Council in relation to equality and inclusion primarily in external citizen facing work.
To manage and deliver on equality and cohesion service plans, audits and risks embedding directorate and Council key priorities.
To manage the delivery of performance and governance arrangements and the development and implementation of improvement programmes, in line with agreed priorities.
Influencing national policy and managing its interpretation and application in practice across wider Council and external partners
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For any informal enquires please contact Suwinder Baines Head of Equalities and Cohesion on 07730282718 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by BCC prior to 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”Supporting documents
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