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Head of Equality and Diversity Band 8b

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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People and Transformation
NHS AfC: Band 8b
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£49,242 - £59,964
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A Head of Equality and Diversity is required by North Bristol NHS Trust to provide specialist strategic advice and direction to progress and implement the trust’s equality and diversity objectives, as well as leading the equality and diversity team. This new role, reporting directly to the Deputy Director of People, reinforces the trust’s commitment to positioning equality and diversity as a strategic, organisation-wide objective which is key to us achieving our strategic aims of being one of the safest trust’s in the UK, treating patients as partners in their care and creating an exceptional workforce for the future.

You will be based at Southmead Hospital in North Bristol. The salary for the post ranges from £49.2k to £59.9k in addition to excellent NHS benefits including a minimum of 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and access to leading public sector pension scheme.

Why apply?

  • This is an exciting opportunity to shape both the role and the equality and diversity vision for the trust with engaged leaders at every level of the organisation.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your team and our equality and diversity strategy across all services and staff groups.
  • You will be a senior leader within an ambitious organisation with a ‘can do’ attitude, a good track record of realising challenging improvements and an appetite to continue to transform and innovate.
  • You will be part of a dedicated and committed team in one of the most modern hospitals in Europe with an international reputation for world-class clinical care.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.

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

  • Working with all stakeholders to lead the development and implementation of a Trust wide equality and diversity strategy.
  • Developing and delivering a plan to engage patients, employees and leadership in equality and diversity programmes and promote a culture of inclusivity.
  • Maintaining governance frameworks that promote equality and diversity considerations as integral to the way in which we shape and deliver our services and attract, retain and develop a diverse and talented workforce.
  • Ensure compliance with all mandatory equality and diversity duties, standards and schemes.
  • Define and publish appropriate key performance indicators to highlight our ongoing performance and progress against our equality and diversity objectives and action plans.

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant senior leadership and management of the equality and diversity agenda within a large and complex organisation.
  • Substantial specialist knowledge of equality and diversity legislation and obligations facing organisations in the public sector.
  • Successful delivery of complex equality and diversity objectives that have had a real impact on progressing an organisation equality and diversity agenda.
  • An ability to lead, motivate and influence a range of stakeholders
  • Effective management of multiple concurrent work streams and an ability to self-manage and self-deliver results.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Liz Perry, Deputy Director of People on 0117 41 43786 to arrange an informal conversation or visit.

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 1151