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Executive Director of EDI

Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Reference: AQ2651

Specialisms: Education

Contract: Permanent

Location: Manchester, North West

The University of Manchester is a diverse, international community of 46,000 students and 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.

From our beginnings 200 years ago as England’s first civic university, we’ve sought to break down barriers and improve lives. At the University of Manchester, we celebrate our diversity and the diversity of the communities we serve. Our ambition is to be an inclusive place to work and study, one that is characterised by equity, diversity, and a sense of belonging for our community.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The Director of EDI will provide leadership of the EDI agenda across the entire University to enable the University to deliver on its ambition to be sector leading in equality, diversity, and inclusion and an exemplar for all. The Director of EDI will play a critical role in shaping our strategic direction as well as inspiring, organising, and directing the work of the EDI Directorate.

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.

This is an exciting time to join The University as we look to welcome our new President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Duncan Ivison, in August 2024.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 28 June 2024.

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.



Following a 2.5million donation by Greensill, a leading British FinTech company founded by Lex Greensill, Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester is looking to recruit to three brand new posts! These appointments will have an emphasis on Financial Technology and be part of the School’s strategy to strengthen research and teaching on the topic and boost the region’s capacity and capability in Financial Technology (FinTech).

It is an exciting time to be based in Greater Manchester, one of Europe’s leading digital and technology clusters. The region is home more fintech start-ups and scale-ups than any other UK region outside London, and Manchester was the fastest growing tech city in Europe in 2019.

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