Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Greenwich / Avery Hill / Medway, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
03 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

People Directorate

Location:  Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway Campuses
Salary: Competitive Salary
Release Date: Monday 02 October 2023
Closing Date: Monday 06 November 2023
Reference: 4220

The University of Greenwich is home to a truly global community of staff and students, we have ambitions to develop our already successful School into a world leading centre for innovation in teaching, research, knowledge exchange and student enterprise.

Our philosophy of Education without Boundaries means that we are committed to supporting our academic teams to deliver the highest levels of student success, enterprise and employment outcomes for students from all walks of life. The university enjoys high levels of student engagement and a strong team of internationally recognised staff who work in partnership with professional bodies, industry, research, and academic networks. We are equally proud of our strong network of successful Alumni.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our University Team as the Director of Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

This senior level role will be a member of the Vice Chancellors Office team, with responsibility for delivering our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion priorities at the University of Greenwich. The role holder will be an experienced leader who can build and accelerate our programmes so they can deliver our ambitious sector leading EDI aspirations to dismantle systemic inequality and create lasting equity for the University.

We are looking for an individual that can demonstrate effectiveness in leading passionate people working across the university to harness their capacities and to create a new strategic unit that can deliver a service which aligns all inclusion-related activities. The unit will be responsible for delivering  through people and partnerships so every individual can support meaningful transformation for equity.

The role holder will possess strong analytical skills, have an ability to translate metrics, research and trends into strategy and plans. The post holder will also have the ability to influence and shape internal and external environments with colleagues in the unit to support executive boards through credible solutions and creating trust through subject expertise, building positive relationships, capability and accountability.

As a key part of the senior leadership team, the Director will have strategic and operational accountability and will provide leadership in respect to EDI compliance, performance management and programme delivery. The individual will act as a source of professional advice, developing and acting on specialist knowledge for current and future trends. They will have responsibility for corporate organisational policy for EDI and will ensure these deliver our strategy aims for students and staff.

For an informal discussion, please contact Research Associate, Xavier Thomason or +44 (0) 20 3928 7387.

Should you have any recruitment related queries or should you require access to these documents in alternative formats, please contact Principal Project Manager Simon Epsley

For further information and instructions on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 6741.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 6th November 2023. 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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