UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Posted
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Manchester 

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

Six figure salary  

The University of Manchester is a diverse, international community of over 40,000 students and almost 13,000 staff. We enjoy a global reputation for the quality of our teaching and research and we are proud to contribute to the expansion of educational, social and cultural opportunities in Manchester and the wider region. 

Our recently launched strategy, Our Future, sets out the vision and strategic plan for the University into our third century. It builds on a rich heritage of discovery, social change and pioneering spirit that is at the heart of our University and our city region. It places our people and values at the core of our activities and emphasises our commitment to transforming the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our communities through our teaching, research and public events and activities.

We are now seeking to appoint the Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).  The Director of EDI is a new role, created to provide leadership of the EDI agenda across the entire University and drive forward a bold and ambitious programme of change. Reporting to the University‚Äôs Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, the Director of EDI will be responsible for developing and implementing our EDI strategy and ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion strengthen our University and inform and guide our core activities. Working with colleagues, including senior leaders, across the University, the Director will focus on accelerating the pace of change in EDI and delivering a comprehensive set of objectives.

An inclusive environment is fundamental to the success of our University. The creation of this new role is just one indicator of our commitment to becoming sector leading in EDI and an organisation where all our students and staff thrive and fulfil their potential.

You will be an established EDI professional with experience of setting and leading EDI strategy and operations in large and complex organisations. You will bring a track record of delivering measurable change and the expert knowledge to advise colleagues at all levels on relevant EDI matters. An experienced manager of people and resources with a high degree of cultural sensitivity, you will be passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can participate fully. 

We welcome candidates with relevant experience whatever their industry or sector background.

For more information, please visit https://andersonquigley.com/manchester-edi/ 

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on +44 (0)7808 648 559.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 12th February 2021.  

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.