Birmingham, West Midlands
Islington, Greater London
£36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Location: Homeworking with travel to Birmingham and London
Salary: Circa £36,000 per annum (plus London weighting where applicable)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Contract type: Permanent

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as Diversity and Inclusion Lead. This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week. This role will initially be based at home, but in future is likely to require travel to our Birmingham and London offices.

This new role will give the successful applicant a fantastic opportunity to work closely with Sense’s CEO, Director of HR, and our Equality and Diversity Board to further our work on creating a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

Early priorities will include:

  • Championing Diversity and Inclusion at Sense and leading change
  • Working alongside the CEO, Director of HR and the Equality and Diversity Board on anti-racism in Sense
  • Developing and embedding policy that ensures disabled staff can easily access and use the Access to Work scheme.
  • Leading on our Diversity Action plan, working collaboratively with colleagues across Sense to identify key workforce issues and develop best practice approaches. 

Key skills and experience

We would like to hear from you if you have demonstrable experience of developing diversity and inclusion strategies and processes and overseeing their delivery.

You will have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with different stakeholder groups, and communicate complex and challenging information clearly and simply.

It’s essential that you’re able to align yourself with Sense’s values and show insight, empathy and understanding of the lived experience of colleagues across our organisation.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

If the successful candidate is based in London, this role will attract a London Weighting allowance of up to £3,090 per annum.

Closing date: Monday 24 August 2020
Interview date: W/C 31st August 2020


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and complete the application process. 

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.

Refreshed on: 04 September 2020
Closed date: 14 September 2020
Job ref: 155978_S
Tags: Policy/Research, Operations