Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant (Two Posts), University of Cambridge


Cambridge, UK


Monday, October 3, 2022

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£38,592 - £51,805 pro rata


Full Time, Part Time


Permanent, Consultancy



Job Description

The HR Division deals with people management for the University’s 12,500+ staff employed. Its main responsibility is ensuring the University meets its social and legal responsibilities towards its employees with regard to terms and conditions of employment, quality of working life, the promotion of a healthy and safe working environment and systems of work, and equal opportunities for all. Equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) features significantly in the University’s People Strategy, which alongside other institutional strategies provides a framework for a holistic approach to ED&I in the University. 

The Consultants assist the Head of ED&I and University leadership, (working with ED&I and other professionals), with delivering the University ED&I strategy via change and project management to embed ED&I within the institution. The aims of the team are to support ED&I in the University in relation to staff and, where applicable, students in conjunction with Education Services. The ED&I team works collaboratively with Schools, Faculties, Departments and Colleges on institutional and local policies, objectives, priorities and projects. 

Reporting to the Head of ED&I, the team comprises 4 members of staff, 3 of which are ED&I Consultants who share generic responsibilities. The Consultants also have areas of specialism and lead responsibilities in relation to particular strands of ED&I: objectives, projects, strategic development and /or taking a lead on specific protected characteristics or policy areas. The Team ensures the implementation of the University’s Equal Opportunities policy, Equality Objectives, Combined Equality Scheme and compliance with 2010 Equality Act legislation on protected characteristics. The specialist areas the Team covers includes: Race Equality, Gender Equality (including Athena SWAN), Disability and Wellbeing, Sexual Orientation, gender reassignment, LGBTQ+ Family/Carers and Religion/Faith. 

The Consultants support projects identifying and evaluating external best practice to introduce appropriate changes, to embed ED&I in the University and enable the University of Cambridge to become a leader in ED&I within the Higher Educational sector.


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