• Full Time
  • Manchester
  • competitive GBP / Year
  • August 8, 2024

Website manairport Manchester Airport


  • Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Based at any of our Airports, with travel
  • Permanent
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds

Why MAG?

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.

Sustainability is one of our core values, and it shapes everything we do. We’re committed to protecting the environment and supporting our local communities.  Our programmes include airport and airline decarbonisation, comprehensive education, skills and employment support and community engagement initiatives including volunteering opportunities.

At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:

  • Bonus scheme
  • 11% company contribution pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts
  • Free Virtual GP service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Care Concierge service
  • Two volunteering days per year

The role

In your role as Head of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), you will play an play an influential role in creating a culture at Manchester Airport Group (MAG), where every colleague can bring the best version of themselves to work. Working in partnership with the Talent & Diversity Director, you will set the tone for continually evolving and executing the EDI strategy, ensuring complete alignment with our business strategy and vision whilst improving our colleague experience across MAG.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Shape and present updates on the progress against our EDI strategy to Exco and SLT as part of the People Sub Committee and other key forums
  • Create, monitor and contribute to policies and practices that underpin our stance on EDI across the organisation, ensuring compliance with the relevant UK legislation and regulations
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and Development team to ensure we have engaging and robust EDI training in place across both leadership and colleague levels which supports the delivery of our overarching strategy
  • Develop a robust approach to continually improving the quality of EDI data we hold on colleagues, analysing this to inform strategic choices
  • Work collaboratively with the Colleague Resource Groups (CRG’s) to ensure the voice of the colleague is heard and they are maximised to drive positive change

What will make you successful in the role?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about all things EDI, a natural collaborator and an inclusive leader. You will have demonstrable experience of leading EDI/People initiatives within a large & complex organisation, with evidence of success in developing and implementing EDI strategies and programmes. You will have strong understanding of EDI principles, UK equality legislation and best practice to influence and engage stakeholders across MAG. We have a busy EDI agenda meaning you will be able to manage multiple projects effectively, whilst being to communicate at all levels using data as a key analytical tool.

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable AdjustmentsAt MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.

As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.

You can contact the team by emailing HR.Recruitment@MAGAirports.com

Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace – Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity

To apply for this job please visit careers.magairports.com.