Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters
Senior Equalities Officer
Senior Equalities Officer
Sussex - Haywards Heath - Headquarters
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Starting salary - £55,742 rising to £58,676 per annum plus attractive benefits package

Our range of excellent benefits include 39 days holiday allowance including bank holidays in addition to 4 days Christmas closure, 21 hours wellbeing leave, gym contribution, generous pension scheme, commitment to personal growth through funded learning and office set up allowance.

Due to current Covid-19 situation all our employees are working from home.

Job summary

If you would like the opportunity to influence the future of the education system, this vacancy may be of interest to you.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual to lead, develop and deliver against the Association’s strategic equality and diversity plans. You will take strategic leadership of the Association’s work on equality and diversity.  

As senior policy lead for equality and diversity , you will ensure you will provide expertise and guidance to others and ensure the Association’s policy positions, projects and initiatives are equality impact assessed in line with relevant legislation.

You will be responsible for the independent management of key stakeholder relationships, including working with government and with NAHT’s National Executive to develop and advance the Association’s key policy positions and priorities when it comes to equality and diversity.

Working closely with other Directorates the postholder will ensure that there is a strong focus on improving equality and diversity within the NAHT’s own membership and the wider school leadership workforce. You will be expected to communicate the Association’s work on diversity and equality with a wide range of different audiences, both internally and externally.

You will also act as a servicing officer to a number of National Executive committees, including the Diversity and Inclusion Group. You will be a part of the NAHT’s policy team and lead on additional policy areas where appropriate.

Person specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has experience of providing advice and has previously acted in a leading role within the equality and diversity agenda. You will have demonstratable experience of fostering innovative solutions including the development of proposals for policy and procedural development contributing to strategic planning.

Good knowledge of relevant equality and diversity legislation and the practical application of it in policies, procedures and practices with proven success are essential for this role.

Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to establish credibility with internal and external stakeholders together with presenting to a wide range of audiences is critical.

About us

NAHT represents more than 34,000 school leaders in early years, primary, secondary/post primary and special schools, making us the largest association for school leaders in the UK. Our members consist of all categories of school leaders. We provide representation, advice and training for school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We use our voice at the highest levels of government to influence policy for the benefit of leaders and learners everywhere.

NAHT is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can embrace and value individuality. We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion and encourage all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on human.resources@naht.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th April 2021

First interview – 4th May 2021

Second interview – 7th May 2021

 Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.

Applications from agencies will not be accepted