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Race Equality Charter Project Officer

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Salary:   £27,929 to £34,308
Closing Date:   Monday 28 November 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  1223-22

Lancaster University is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and seeing all staff and students thrive. Building an open, fair, diverse and respectful community and creating positive change are values embodied in the University strategy. 

The post holder will support the effective delivery and implementation of the Race Equality Charter (REC), working closely with the Race Equality Charter Programme Manager and EDI Data Analyst to manage all the relevant activities, and documentation for applications towards Bronze status and developing a robust self-assessment and action plan to underpin race equality at Lancaster. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate, proactive and able to bring understanding, knowledge and expertise to advance race equality. You will be the project officer and advisor for all Race Equality Charter activity across the Institution, working with the REC ISAT and other key committees and groups to ensure a connected and co-ordinated REC self- assessment and supporting REC activities and accreditation. 

You will work with colleagues across the University and build relationships with key stakeholders to deliver initiatives and projects to promote and improve equality, diversity and inclusion across all areas of the University's business. 

If you are someone with in-depth understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues, have experience of co-ordinating/managing projects and have the ability to engage with diverse communities, then we want to hear from you. You will have knowledge and experience of race equality issues and possess effective interpersonal, influencing and communication skills (both oral and written) coupled with an ability to manage a project effectively to achieve the submission deadline. Experience of working successfully with Charter-marks or similar frameworks would be desirable.  

The start date will be 3rd January 2023

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.


The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

 

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.


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