Exeter, Devon
Sandy, Central Bedfordshire
HD8, Huddersfield
London, Greater London
£40,800 - £45,263 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Reference: SEP20213867
Location: Flexible
Salary: £40,800.00 - £45,263.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

This is a permanent, full time role for 37.5 hours per week, we will also consider job-share.

The RSPB is seeking a Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), to help lead the transformation in behaviours and skills required to make the RSPB a more inclusive, diverse and welcoming place for all.

Issues of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) have shaped the RSPB since its inception in 1889. 132 years later these issues are more relevant than ever; the natural world has been pushed to its limits and humanity’s increasing destruction of nature is having devastating consequences not just for wildlife and the climate, but for the wellbeing of people.

We know that, to tackle the nature and climate emergency, we need to enable more, and more diverse people to act for nature. And as conservation is one of the least diverse sectors in the UK, we are committed to not only improving our workplace and its culture, but also driving forward EDI as it is our responsibility towards a sustainable future for people and nature together.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the organisation; we have been working since July last year to rescope our approach to EDI and setting up a formal programme that will weave through everything the organisation does, at every level and will underpin our new strategy to 2030.

What's the job about?

Recognising that people are at the heart of delivering this, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented person to join the RSPB. Reporting to the Head Transformation, you will be a compelling leader with extensive experience in delivering results through people.

As Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), you will be a subject matter expert, working collaboratively to lead the transformation in behaviours and skills required to make the RSPB a more inclusive, diverse and welcoming place for all.

You will develop close relationships with a wide array of stakeholders across the organisation, setting direction, creating opportunities and giving advice to drive the change towards becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. You will also build and manage relationships with external partners, working with and learning lessons from others whilst building our reputation as a committed and progressive conservation charity.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who can role model successful leadership behaviours which foster an environment of collaboration, compassion and support. You will have experience of successful leadership of change to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisation or in a community or movement building setting. You will not only be a good influencer and leader but also have a track record of developing and implementing a strategy with demonstrable results, working with others to achieve results through your teams.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate and credible advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion, who has an understanding of equality and diversity legislation, issues and good practice as well as what it takes to foster an inclusive culture and to play a key leadership role in a highly respected national charity.

You are welcome to bring your whole self, lived experiences and to challenge us, we recognise that EDI barriers are deeply complex, and to tackle it, we need to be open to new perspectives.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome all applications, but we would particularly welcome applications from people of colour, those living with a disability or have another protected characteristic and we value the positive impact and diversity that your lived experience can bring to our organisation.

Closing date: 23:59, 27 September 2021
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position in October 2021.


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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Previous applicants for this role need not re-apply.

No agencies please.  

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Posted on: 15 September 2021
Closing date: 15 October 2021
Job ref: 158616_RB
Tags: Operations, Governance
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