Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
OCC, Wymondham Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent£28,725 to £32,673 per annum Closing date: Friday 9 July 2021 at 5pm Please quote Ref: C965b on application form
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to be part of the Constabulary’s Equality and Diversity Team. We are looking for candidates who have experience of working within an equality and diversity role and can demonstrate an understanding of the complex nature of equality and diversity and can support the Constabulary’s engagement with a diverse range of communities.
The postholder will work as part of a small team offering support and expertise to the Equality and Diversity Manager whilst fulfilling the Constabularies obligations under The Equality Act 2010. They will be responsible for developing and sustaining contacts within diverse communities to compliment ongoing Neighbourhood Policing engagement and HR recruitment whilst introducing a range of initiatives and projects to enable further development of the community cohesion function.
The team co-ordinate and monitor Community Tension, Hate Crime and Stop & Search across the County and work with partner agencies, stakeholders and communities to improve understanding and transparency. They are also responsible for providing advice, guidance and training to staff and officers on these areas. The team offer support to all staff support networks and assist with the planning of key events that offer engagement opportunities.
Job advert (including person specification)
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
- Experience of working in a primarily focussed equality and diversity role in either the private, public or 3rd sector and able to demonstrate an understanding of the complex nature of equality and diversity
- Recent experience of working with minority communities and hard to reach groups and experience of authentically engaging with all communities and understanding the principles of community cohesion and engagement
- Excellent verbal and written skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of different audiences
- Good numeracy and literacy skills
- Excellent organisational skills and evidence of being able to design and deliver training sessions
- Recent previous experience of working with minority and under-served communities
- Flexible approach to work and changing priorities
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
- Proven ability to work under own initiative and with limited supervision
- Full driving licence with the ability to travel across Norfolk to different locations
- Language skills or lived experience of being from a minority community
Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday. This post is offered on a permanent basis.
Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.
Norfolk Constabulary are focused on attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity and welcome applications from across our communities. We strive to be a police force that is reflective of the community it serves and we actively encourage applications from those from underrepresented backgrounds to join us and play an instrumental part in the change that you want to see in your community.
The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.
Applications from our at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.
These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.
Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].