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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:16 February 2020 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

This position is Politically Restricted. Refer to Applicant Guidance notes for further information.
The starting salary is £46,608 (Level One) rising to £48,512 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for a talented individual to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
This exciting role will be working in our recently redesigned HR/OD service and you will join a talented team of HR/OD experts in leading the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda for the workforce, bringing together a wealth of expertise to support the Council to recruit, retain and motivate a diverse workforce. This role operates at a Strategic level and is key in working with Councillors and other senior stakeholders to develop and deliver an innovative and fresh Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the Council, and to drive organisational plans collaboratively to achieve the strategy. You will be responsible for providing expert advice to senior leaders and councillors on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues. 
You will also lead the Employability agenda and you will be critical in developing an Apprenticeship programme for the Council that supports this agenda and helps to recruit those who are underrepresented in the workforce, with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues at the heart of everything you do. 
Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter (merged into one document and uploaded into our recruitment portal) outlining how their current skills, knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria listed below, and anything else you wish to demonstrate as outlined in the Person Specification.
• Applicants will showcase a sophisticated understanding of equality, diversity & inclusion issues and how they affect different sections of the community, and the workforce
• Applicants will demonstrate the ability to work as a team player and provide demonstrative experience of making a positive contribution as part of a senior leadership team
• Applicants will showcase experience of motivating and developing others
• Applicants will have the ability to creatively manage finance and other resources to deliver priorities efficiently
• Applicants will showcase the ability to shape services to address corporate priorities
• Applicants will demonstrate a deep understanding and experience of the equality, diversity and inclusion issues facing large public sector organisations.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Titu Hayre-Bennett, Head of HR and Organisational Development by email on If a telephone conversation is required, please call Amanda Poiner on 0115 876 2242 who will make the necessary arrangements with Titu. 
Useful information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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