Head of Diversity and Inclusion
The Head of Diversity and Inclusion will lead CLIC Sargent’s strategy to ensure we provide a workplace and culture where all employees and volunteers feel safe, respected, included and able to be their true selves at work. We want people to feel empowered, to have the knowledge and confidence to take responsibility for making change happen, and to promote an inclusive workplace across staff and volunteers. We want to work to understand and improve the experience of service users from diverse backgrounds. We want to shift our culture, and to challenge behaviours which are counter to our values.
Head of Diversity and Inclusion Responsibilities:
Working within the Organisational Development team, and with a dotted line to the CEO, you would partner with CLIC Sargent’s leadership to develop an organisational and strategic approach to diversity and inclusion, which provides conditions for change and development, as well as tools and resources that promote and support a fully inclusive culture. We need you to help facilitate the integration of diversity and inclusion at the heart of all that we do, and to guide how we do it, so that it is sustainable, meaningful and engaging.
You will help provide the vision, leadership and direction to make CLIC Sargent more accessible, open and inclusive to all communities. In collaboration with colleagues you will refine policies, processes and systemic shifts to support our values and promote diversity and inclusion, including how we deliver service and work with beneficiaries. You would work across the organisation to develop inclusive thinking, practice and behaviours at all levels, including management and leadership approaches and work to design an appropriate engagement strategy for the many stakeholders in the D&I strategic plan.
As part of the Strategy & Governance directorate, you will be driving the change agenda within CLIC Sargent, be able to hold the CEO, Executive team and organisational at large to account, and be skilled at promoting, championing and influencing institutional change and decision-making. You will be working with a small and dynamic team, focused on culture, change and organisational systems.
Head of Diversity and Inclusion Requirements:
You will be bold, brave and engaging, and have making positive change and justice at heart.
You must have experience of designing, developing and embedding diversity and inclusion strategies in other organisations and have a record of driving measurable results. You will help to create clear aspirations for the organisation, and in addition to an in-depth understanding of the D&I landscape, you will have sound knowledge of equality and discrimination in law. You will have experience of delivering, leading and embedding inclusive change initiatives, with an understanding of the dynamics of change and the effects on people.
As well as knowledge and experience of working in this space within different organisations, you will be a good project manager and a strong communicator. You will be effective at building networks and have advanced facilitation, training and consultation skills. You will be interested in the psychology of change, and in organisational development practice.
You will be comfortable driving change and bringing people on the journey, an avid listener and the sort of person who is open to ideas and enjoys working through proposals. You will have a growth mind-set, a vision for your own development path and the personal resilience required for a role in this space.
What we offer:
In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and season ticket loan.
About CLIC Sargent:
Today, 12 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families, offering them care and support every step of the way. You can be a part of helping them live their life to the full.
We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds, to join us and help improve the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families. We particularly want to encourage people from BAME and other under-represented groups to step forward and apply to work or volunteer with CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Job type: Full Time, Permanent, 35 hours per week
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Closing date: 07 October 2020
You may have experience of the following: Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Strategy Manager, Diversity Manager, Inclusion Manager, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc.