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NIHR Deputy Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Type

Fixed Term

Closing date

29 May 2022

Interview date

TBC

Salary

Grade AfC Band 8a (£47,126 - £53,219)

Location

Leeds

Fixed Term until 31 March 2025

Grade AfC Band 8a (£47,126 - £53,219)

Leeds based with some remote working

Job Ref: 298-CORM-2825

The NIHR Academy Executive is looking for a highly experienced leader to undertake the new role of NIHR Deputy Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

This post will support the NIHR Head of EDI to drive NIHR’s ambition for EDI forward, providing support, advocacy and expertise across NIHR on all matters relating to EDI.  This will involve managing the delivery of a portfolio of NIHR activities and initiatives, ensuring that governance frameworks are fit for purpose, and providing leadership support to EDI Managers. 

As the post holder will need to provide expertise for EDI matters across NIHR working with various stakeholders, it is essential that applicants have experience working in diversity and inclusion at a senior level.  Applicants must be able to provide and receive highly complex information and communicate it to a range of stakeholders.

The post holder will be required to travel regularly in England.

The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and has a mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.  The NIHR is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, both in terms of the people who lead and run the NIHR and the people who lead, deliver and are involved in our research.

The NIHR Academy Executive is hosted by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and delivers the work of the NIHR Academy, leading on policy, strategy and delivery in respect of academic training in England and working closely with other NIHR centres and the Science Research and Evidence (SRE) Directorate at the Department of Health and Social Care.

The NIHR Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a new role and although the post holder will be hosted by the NIHR Academy and employed through the LTHT, they will contribute to the NIHR leadership and work across all of NIHR.

NIHR Academy Executive supports staff to work at their best by providing the tools and opportunities to work flexibly, when and where is more effective, in line with delivering our business services. It is essential that we match the needs of the organisation and staff’s individual needs whilst encouraging greater flexibility for all.  This is a shared responsibility with a focus on empowering teams to make it work. The NIHR Academy Executive are transitioning to a hybrid way of working whereby staff are able to split their working time between working in the office and at home. There are also a number of formal flexible working arrangements available which are permanent arrangements affecting the terms and conditions of employment contracts.  For example, part-time working and compressed hours.  The management of these requests will be followed in accordance with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Flexible Working Procedure.

To discuss the role please contact NIHR Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Esther Mukuka esther.mukuka@nihr.ac.uk.