Birmingham, West Midlands
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £37000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Victim Support is looking for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, covering our national organisation.

We are Victim Support, an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is incredibly important to us, both internally but also to ensure our services meet and adapt to the diverse needs of those we support.

We have an exciting opportunity within our People Services team to join us as our new EDI Lead. Supporting the Assistant Director of People Services you will be responsible for promoting EDI throughout VS, the development and delivery of our EDI strategy, ensuring they align to our organisational objectives and respond to external source feedback.

So, if you have a passion for EDI and are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference, come and join us.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to empower and motivate others, you will be able to drive successful outcomes all the while showing tolerance and respect.

You will have a strong working knowledge of current EDI best practice and challenges, you will be a confident and reliable source of information, providing advice and guidance throughout the organisation via different platforms.

You will have success in overseeing EDI networks working with BAME, DMH and LGBT+ and Gender Equality groups with a demonstrable track record of engaging and building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders at a variety of levels.

In return, you will work in a National charity alongside committed colleagues who all want to make a difference to those who are affected by crime. The location of the role is flexible and can be undertaken on a home working basis, though some travel will be required.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

More about Victim Support
Victim Support

VS is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, ... Read more

Posted on: 02 December 2019
Closed date: 01 January 2020
Job ref: 2478
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work