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Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Band 8b

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£53,168 to £62,001 per annum
14/07/2020 23:59

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Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – NHS, from £53,168 to £62,001 + excellent benefits, Bristol

A Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is required by North Bristol NHS Trust to lead the development of a compelling equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) strategy for North Bristol NHS Trust. Working closely with and reflecting the Healthier Together, our Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), approach to ED&I.

You will be based at Southmead Hospital in North Bristol. Salary from £58.1K to £62K & excellent NHS benefits, starting on 27 days AL + bank holidays and excellent pension.

Why apply? 

Here at North Bristol NHS Trust, we believe in a people first culture and that begins with encouraging our diverse talent in an inclusive environment.

We are committed to creating a workplace that maximises the potential of all of our people, where everyone is valued and feels empowered to contribute to our Trust mission to provide outstanding patient care and able to do the best work they are capable of.

You will be working to embed the representation of the diverse communities within the population and staff of BNSSG in the decision making of NBT, with a particular focus on ensuring that our staff in protected characteristic groups have true influence over decisions that affect them.

You will have the opportunity to lead and develop our equality and diversity strategy programmes across the Trust and promote a culture of inclusivity.
And if you are from outside the area, Bristol is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a rich history, thriving arts, music, and gastronomic and independent retail scenes, excellent transport links and easy access to the spectacular countryside and coastlines of South Wales, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

The Role:

As Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion you will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with Healthier Together and partner organisations ensure that the management and governance frameworks underpinning equality, diversity and inclusion are consistent, transparent and fit for purpose.
  • providing senior leadership and expertise for equality, diversity and inclusion matters across the Trust.
  • Representing NBT in equality, diversity and inclusion related forums within the BNSSG geography e.g. Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group.
  • Developing forward thinking approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion that challenge the status quo and identify priority areas for intervention and transformation.

Your key duties will therefore include:

  • Stakeholder management at all levels.

  • Providing specialist advice, support and guidance on a range of highly complex and sensitive issues to key decision makers within the organisation.

  • Ensuring compliance with all mandatory equality and diversity duties, standards and schemes.


The successful Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  will have significant experience of:

  • Senior leadership and management experience of the equality and diversity development agenda within a large and complex organisation
  • Substantial knowledge of equality and diversity legislation and obligations facing organisations in the public sector
  • Experience of managing change / transformation initiatives within a large organisation
  • Successful delivery of substantial workforce related projects
  • Effective management of multiple concurrent work streams 

    You will also be able to demonstrate: 

  • An ability to lead, motivate and influence a wide range of stakeholders
  • First class workload management and organisation skills
  • Effective management of multiple workstreams and the ability to self-manage and self-deliver results.


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Liz Perry - Director of People