Dudley, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Greater London
circa £40,000 pa depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) Manager: Home based or Agile working. Pay circa £40,000 depending on experience. Permanent role. 35 hours per week.


Is diversity, equity and inclusion your thing? Do you have strong experience of designing and implementing measurable DE&I strategies?


If so, come and join our friendly organisation on our journey to becoming more diverse and inclusive.


At Rethink Mental Illness we believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity – and that’s why equity is one of our core values. We understand the importance of drawing on the expertise, unique perspectives and lived experience of our people – regardless of who they are or their background – to help us become an inclusive and anti-racist employer, campaigning organisation and service provider that reflects the diverse communities we support as a leading mental health charity.


As our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager you will be report to the Associate Director for Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Race Equality and you will be integral to the development and delivery of a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan that builds a diverse, equity and inclusive culture across Rethink Mental Illness. Through an evidence-led and thematic approach, the strategy will need to ensure that DE&I is the ‘hygiene factor’ into what and how we do things.


You will have responsibility for leading and directing projects and working groups to deliver the culture change, covering all aspects of the employee life cycle, and ensuring all HR touch points are diverse and inclusive. You will personally support our managers through coaching and mentoring.


If you have strong experience of developing, launching, and implementing a DE&I strategies; preferably experience of training, coaching or mentoring; knowledge of external good practice (particularly in relation to Equality Impact Assessments) and an ability to generate ideas, proposals and initiatives, to deliver measurable change and gain buy-in at all levels, this role is for you.


For more information on the role see the attached Job Description.


We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:

  • Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
  • Taking time for you: we work flexibly –you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
  • Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
  • Structured Corporate Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
  • £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member


Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”


We welcome applications from everyone. Applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles to help us achieve this.


Additional information:

Closing date 1st June 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th June 2022 and will consist of Competency/Behavioural interview and a presentation, which will be provided closer to the date.

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Refreshed on: 22 May 2022
Closed date: 01 June 2022 at 23:30
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