London (Hybrid)
Newton Abbot, Devon
£62000 - £68000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are deeply important to Age UK. We champion equality and fairness for older people and in turn we are committed to being an inclusive employer that values the diversity of our people.

We're recruiting for a new impactful role, Head of EDI, to lead on the development and delivery of our internal ED&I strategy and our ambitious plans, promoting diversity, helping the organisation to be an inclusive employer that values difference, actively addresses discrimination and creates a sense of belonging, where colleagues feel valued, developed and can be themselves at work. As part of the wider senior HR team, this role will play a pivotal part in all key HR initiatives and practices.

All applications for this role will be anonymised, we won't know your name, address or gender until after shortlisting for interview has taken place. We want to select the best candidate for this key role based on lived experience and passion, rather than qualifications.

Are you the leader that will enable us to reach our goals?

This a hybrid opportunity, a mix of office and home-based work, our offices are in Ashburton, Devon or London - so you could reside closely to either location.

You will have:

* Deep understanding and experience of leading an ED&I strategy for a medium or large organisation
* Massive passion for breaking down barriers and challenging inequalities
* Excellent interpersonal skills as a strong influencer and relationship builder
* Effective communication skills with an ability to inspire others
* Comfortable to challenge others to drive change
* Ability to analyse data, draw appropriate conclusions, and communicate these
* Experience of using various IT software and MS applications
* Excellent time management
* Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously

What we offer in return

* Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + annual leave purchase scheme.
* Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cashback plan and EAP.
* Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
* Techscheme - buy any tech from Apple or Currys, up to £1000, and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free
* Heka Fitness & Wellbeing Benefit.
* You Did It Awards - recognition awards from £100-250.

Additional Information

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

More about Age UK

Who we are

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Read more

Refreshed on: 30 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 16:15
Job ref: Grp00823
Tags: Human Resources, Management