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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant - Remote Working
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/94544/17341
  • Published: Thu 30/09/2021, 13:58 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 14/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant - Remote Working

The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

We have high ambitions here at Surrey County Council. Our aim is to be recognised, simply, as outstanding and we are in the midst of organisation wide transformation that will help us get there. The challenge is huge, the opportunities even greater.

We have recently re-designed and re-focused our HR and OD function, with a strong focus on modernising our organisation, culture and workforce – where individuals thrive and are able to perform at their very best. We encourage our colleagues to think differently, share experience and create solutions that truly deliver change. Key to this work is the delivery of our ambitious and challenging Workforce of the Future Strategy.

The principle of 'no-one left behind' is at the core of everything SCC does, and this includes our workforce. The Employee Experience Team of five staff includes a focus on employee wellbeing and workforce equality, diversity and inclusion; working in partnership with our seven Employee Reference Groups to deliver the council's radical EDI action plan. The team was formed in 2019, and has already developed a strong reputation for collaborative working, achieving results and delivering real change for the council's employees.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant will work across the council with our Employee Reference Groups and our Directorates' EDI Champions to support the delivery of our EDI initiatives and provide advice and guidance as a subject matter expert. 

We are looking for individuals who can develop effective relationships with HR and OD colleagues, operational managers and teams across the organisation and collaboratively identify innovative and sustainable EDI solutions in an agile and changing work environment. 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within the equality, diversity and inclusion field and of providing expert advice in a complex organisation
  • An ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders to co-produce solutions
  • An ability to analyse complex workforce data and to identify evidence based interventions.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th October 2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Chris Barton (Employee Experience Lead) by e-mail at christopher.barton@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit. 

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.