Equality and Diversity Advisor

Council House
£31,346 - £36,922
07 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to being an inclusive and accessible Council where equality, diversity and inclusion is everyone's responsibility which reflects the diverse workforce, community and clients we deal with. 

We are looking for experienced Equality and Diversity Advisors to work with the Head of Equality & Diversity to take forward this important and exciting agenda to shape, implement and drive the change and pace needed to meet our equality commitments.

Your duties will include working operationally on priorities and specific initiatives, design and delivery of training, policy implementation and providing high quality advice and support to directorates.

You will have a relevant degree (or equivalent) or will be able to demonstrate you have relevant specialist knowledge gained through extended experience and training.  You will also have proven experience of operating in a similar role with a track record of delivering on an ambitious programme of work around equalities, a detailed knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion legislation and ways in which it can be promoted across and embedded into a large, multi-functional public organisation.

We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go.  Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable our people to be able to work remotely wherever possible.

Requests for working on a part-time or job-share basis would also be considered.

We also offer a fantastic benefits package that includes opportunities for continuous learning, access to the local government pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working including up to 24 days flexi leave per year.  Other benefits include a staff discount card, a Cycle 2 Work scheme and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th May 2021 and will take place using a secure video conferencing platform.  

Any candidate with a disability who meets the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Karen Grant, (Head of Equality and Diversity) or Niku Mawby (Equality and Diversity Officer) at equalities@solihull.gov.uk or telephone 0121 704 6119.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Job Description and Person Specification