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10 May 2024

Part-Time Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Family Fund – Posted by Family Fund York, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Salary: £28,691 pro rata per annum
Contract: Fixed term 12 month contract (potential to extend to 18 months)
Hours: Part time 21 hours per week, pattern open to discussion
Location: Ideally Hybrid, with some work from home and regular visits to our office in York. We will also consider remote working as an option, if you are based too far from our office to regularly commute.
Closing date: 23 May 2024

Do you want a role where your skills and expertise can benefit thousands of families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people?

We’re looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Diversity and Inclusion Officer to join our friendly and committed team, to proactively promote and improve inclusion in all we do at Family Fund and Family Fund Business Services.

The role

As Diversity and Inclusion Officer you will be a proactive, visible ambassador and role model for all inclusion activities across the Group.

You will use your knowledge of inclusion legislation and best practice to help deliver Family Fund’s inclusion aims and plan. You will be a driving force in the delivery of the plan, owning actions and working with colleagues to support their delivery.

If you join us, you will:

  • Work with the Group Director of HR and Facilities to support the implementation of our people plan, enhancing our reputation as a disability employer, an ethical commercial subsidiary and a great place to work for great people.
  • Support the delivery of the disability confident leader plan and take responsibility for monitoring and reporting progress against it to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Work closely with operational colleagues, to identify potential barriers for families accessing grants and services and find solutions to reduce or remove them.
  • Collaborate with our communications team to ensure our website is an inclusive and welcoming shop window to our services for the families we support
  • Work with our inclusion champions; support them to develop and deliver their action plan and report on overall progress.
  • Be involved in our supported internship programme, working with our internship provider, managers and HR colleagues to identify opportunities, recruit and support our interns.
  • Network in the sector, the inclusion community and the local area to promote Family Fund’s inclusion aims.
  • Understand the inclusion agenda and topic, to bring insight, ideas and good practice into Family Fund.

About you 

You’ll be driven by our purpose, highly motivated with a genuine interest in inclusion. You’ll need excellent communication and influencing skills as well as experience of providing proactive support and advice on inclusion to a variety of audiences.

You will be adept at critical reasoning, logical problem solving and have strong analytical skills, with the ability to collaborate and bring together the work of many into a cohesive plan.

You’ll need to be confident in using Microsoft Office.

You will be working right at the heart of a supportive, professional team, where you will make a positive difference to families in need, every day. You’ll receive a contributory pension, access to our employee discounts scheme, and the opportunity to work some days from home, with flexible start and finish times. See all of the benefits of working for Family Fund here.

About us

Family Fund is a great place to work for great people. We provide a challenging and rewarding working environment where every staff member can make their mark.

We are a values based organisation and we aim to show our values in all that we do. Read our staff stories here, and see how our staff display our values every day.

We commit to inclusion, equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer. All disabled applicants who meet the requirements for the role will be invited for interview. If you have a disability, and are happy to let us know, please highlight this in your covering letter. We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant and we welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community.

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How to Apply

How to apply

When you’re ready to apply, complete the online application on the Family Fund website and submit a CV and a covering letter. Your letter will need to explain what skills and qualities you would bring to the team. For more information, please read the job description. The successful candidate must complete pre-employment checks that meet the Baseline Personnel Security Standard. This includes right to work check and employment history verification.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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