The Electoral Commission exists to ensure that every voter in this country has a chance to make their voice heard, no matter who they are or where they live. To continue to achieve this equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are fundamental to the way we want to work. We are looking for a lead to help us continue the journey we have begun in ensuring that we are an organisation which treats all voters and staff with respect, fairness and openness.
We strive to be a world-class public sector organisation and to continue to achieve this EDI is fundamental. We recognise that innovation, talent and creativity thrive in diverse well-led teams that fully reflect the society we serve. As such we are committed to promoting EDI to aid well-being and ensure an inclusive, fair and constructive culture for everyone. An essential aspect of our adherence to equality legislation is to recognise and acknowledge where inequality exists, and be proactive in the way that we continually measure, address and report on it.
As the Lead your role will be influential in defining change and leading the organisation through the necessary steps. You will need to command the confidence both of senior management and of staff. You will bring a clear vision of the kind of diverse organisation we could aspire to be; you will be able to develop a strategy, deliver the practical steps to make that a reality and gain the commitment of the organisation to your approach.
You will be our key advisor in this area, helping us to ensure we go beyond our obligations under equalities legislation, and help shape and deliver on our aspirations. The role will take you across all aspects of our work, including equality impact assessments, staff training, performance, external equality accreditations and supporting our Equality and Diversity Group.
You will need to be a proactive self-starter, have a keen interest in and understanding of EDI matters, and the drive to make a real difference. As important, you will have excellent people skills, able to work collaboratively and use your influencing skills to create meaningful change with a variety of stakeholders.
This is a full-time permanent position which could be considered on a job-share basis. The role is based within our Planning and Performance Team at our London office, but you will also work closely with our Human Resources Team.
If this role sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. For further information, please contact David Bailey, Head of Strategic Planning and Performance via DBailey@electoralcommission.org.uk or telephone 020 7271 0526.
Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 19 April 2021 via video conference.
We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from B.A.M.E. candidates are particularly welcomed.
To apply for this job please visit careers.electoralcommission.org.uk.