Diversity & Inclusion Officer

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Closing date: Tuesday 04 July 2023
Location: Home based (occasional travel to London)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: circa £33,000 per year
Contract: Fixed Term of 6 months

We’re in search a new Diversity & Inclusion Officer to join us in our Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) team.

This is a full time, fixed term contract, initially for 6 months with the possibiility of extension. This is a home-based role, but you will be required to attend infrequent meetings at our office in London (a short walk from King’s Cross station).

About the Role

As Diversity & Inclusion Officer,  you’ll play a key role in applying the ADI strategy to internal teams and beyond, improving diversity and inclusion practices across the service. This includes devising and delivering training, as well as leading in projects and supporting managers and staff in embracing change.

You’ll also support in the collection of diversity data from customers and be involved in assessments, using your findings to develop new ways of supporting our workforce.

You will be a trusted source of advice, helping others to make practical and informed decisions and ultimately creating positive change in a large organisation.

Who You Are

To succeed in this role, you will have knowledge and awareness of diversity, inclusion and equalities legislation, preferably within the charity sector. You will have a good understanding of the issues, barriers and benefits that affect employees who may be under-presentated in the workplace.

You’ll have experience of taking forward projects with internal stakeholders, and be confident in advising and encouraging others to play an active part in new ideas or practices that they may not be used to.

You will be handling a number of projects, so the ability to organise and prioritise your workload to meet deadlines is essential.

As the RNIB ADI team, we actively encourage applicants with lived experience of sight loss to apply for this role.

In Return

We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards – Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements – Each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy

How to Apply

If you’d like to apply for this great opportunity, please apply online, uploading your CV and cover letter, telling us how you meet the skills, knowledge and experience for the role and why you think you’d be a great fit for RNIB.

If you are having trouble applying online or would like more information, please contact us on recruitment@rnib.org.uk, or call us on 0207 391 2011.

Additional Information

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

One of our core values is to be led by blind and partially sighted people and we involve our customers in recruitment. Please be advised that your anonymised application may be shared internally with those involved in the recruitment process.

RNIB is committed to equality of opportunity and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its staff and volunteers. We welcome everyone’s contribution and are proud of our status as a Disability Confident Leader. We welcome applications from people with sight loss and talented people from all sections of the community who share our values.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) website: https://ce0082li.webitrent.com/ce0082li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=896849AAsq&WVID=6495086JbM

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