Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 pro-rata
22.5 hours per week (3 days)
A new and exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about supporting St Christopher’s commitment to ensuring fairness and equality runs through every aspect of our Charity.
We have a great opportunity for you to join our team as our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisor. You will be part of a dedicated, professional and highly committed People Operations team.
You will be a key player in supporting St Christopher’s to develop, implement and track progress against the Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategic activities. Ensuring compliance with our legal and organisational obligations in a transparent manner and supporting our Senior Management team to drive St Christopher’s ambition as a place where people can be free to be themselves no matter their identity or background.
Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.
St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people and we are proud of our history for providing fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man. We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.
We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong. We hope to attract application from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.
Key Aspects of the Role
- To redesign our EDI strategy into a user-friendly document appropriate for a variety of internal and external audiences.
- Champion an inclusive and diverse workforce throughout St Christopher’s work processes, promoting a fair and equitable culture.
- Raise awareness of equality issues and support promoting necessary change including quality assurances with all our external suppliers, contractors and partners.
- Work closely with our Communications Manager to ensure the EDI language is culturally appropriate and aligned to St Christopher’s core values and to deliver the annual EDI event and activities calendar.
- Build effective and co-operative relationships with our staff network groups, providing administrative support, note taking and following up on agreed actions.
- Monitor, measure and reporting on the EDI impact through regular pulse check questionnaires, bi-annual employee survey.
- Identify any disadvantage to underrepresented groups and work with the People Operations Manager and People Advisor on any new policies to ensure that EDI is kept to the fore at all times.
Applicants should have
- High standard of both written and verbal communication
- Excellent attention to detail, analysis and review
- Ability to work on own initiative but to know when to seek advice and guidance
- Excellent time management and the ability to effectively prioritise tasks to meet required deadlines
- The ability to work flexibly and cooperatively within a team
- More than a year’s recent experience of Human Resources work
- Good working knowledge of equality legislation and the regulatory framework for employment in the UK
- Experience of using HR systems and creating reports
- Awareness of data protection and an understanding of how to manage confidential information
- Good IT skills including Outlook/Word/Excel/Powerpoint
- Education to a minimum of GCSE A level (or equivalent)
What you should expect from us
- Salary £28,000 to £30,000 pro-rata.
- Competitive pay and reward structure offering salary progression based on performance.
- A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
- 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
- Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
- BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
- Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
- Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
- Discretionary Funded Training Programs.
- Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
Your online application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification. For the full Job Description and Person Specification please visit our website.
For more information or assistance during the application process, please visit our website.
Closing date: Sunday 28th September 2021
Interview date: Monday 4th October or Tuesday 5th October
St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.