Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner
By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.
Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.
As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.
This is an opportunity to work in support of the Executive Team to oversee delivery of UKAEA's Being Inclusive Strategy and to achieve our vision "to be an employer of choice that attracts, retains and develops people to their full capability, because our reputation for valuing and celebrating all forms of diversity is widely acknowledged".
Who are we looking for?
This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and experienced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) specialist to lead and oversee the delivery of UKAEA's 'Being Inclusive' Strategy, ensuring that attention is focused in the most effective and appropriate areas. On behalf of the senior leadership team, you will advise on policies and procedures as well manage a dedicated EDI budget and resources. You will drive the engagement with staff and stakeholders to deliver legislative and strategic duties, aligning these to best practice, supporting all protected characteristics across UKAEA.
You will possess extensive knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion as a technical expert, and will have previous experience of managing budgetary and resource priorities. You will have gained experience of leading and inspiring internal stakeholders to deliver a strategy and action plan, and will be comfortable taking accountability for delivery. Up to date knowledge of current thinking in Diversity and Inclusion issues and trends is also critical.
What will you be responsible for?
- Driving forward delivery of UKAEA’s Being Inclusive Strategy, ensuring support of internal stakeholders at all levels
- Ensuring that budget and resource are focused on the EDI priorities
- Engaging with the organisation to promote and raise awareness of equality and diversity activities, initiatives, and achievements
- Supporting and leading our internal Inclusion Ambassadors and EDI dedicated networks / resource groups, ensuring that their work is aligned to the EDI Strategy
- Preparing and delivering training, presentations and workshops internally
- Ensuring that EDI concerns and issues are managed effectively and confidentially
- Ensuring that policies and procedures are in line with legislation and good practice
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Demonstrable in depth understanding of Equality, Diversion and Inclusion
- Demonstrable experience as an EDI expert / specialist
- Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
- Experience of team working, collaboration and presentation skills
- Ability to take the initiative, originate action and take accountability of delivery
- Knowledge of current thinking in Diversity and Inclusion issues and trends and evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Strong influencing and collaboration at all levels
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Relevant Diversity & Inclusion experience gained in large complex organisation(s) with multiple stakeholders
Please note that salary range for this role is £43,396 up to £55,000 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension.
What we offer
- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 29/05/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.