Equality Charter Manager Ref 7569

School/departmentEquality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, HR Division
Hours: Part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.7 FTE (26.25 hours). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Fixed term until 31 July 2022
Reference: 7569 
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata 
Placed on: 11 January 2022
Closing date:  11 February 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP.


Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the university

Achieving equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of the University of Sussex. We aspire not just to reduce inequalities in outcomes for individuals, but to use our expertise, commitment and courage to challenge the status quo. We will take bold action to transform the campus into one that is experienced as inclusive by all our communities. We have a strategic goal to reduce gaps in representation, experience, progression and reward based on protected characteristics.

 We are seeking an Equality Charters Manager to work as part of a small team supporting work on equality, diversity and inclusion charters and indices. The initial focus for the role will be to manage the work required to support our applications at an institutional level for awards under the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and the Disability Confident Scheme.

 Reporting to the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, you will have experience within the HE sector that includes working with senior leaders and stakeholders across the organisation. You will have a proven track record in planning and organising work to deliver key deliverables to time and quality through collaboration with a cross-functional team. A sound knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion law and best practice is essential.

 Please note: the University is in the process of reviewing its approach to EDI following the appointment of a Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture, Diversity and Inclusion) and applicants should note that the role and structure of the EDI Unit may change as a result. For this reason, the post is being offered as a secondment opportunity for a fixed-term period up to 31 July 2022.

 Please contact Jackie Rymell, Head of the EDI Unit, j.a.rymell@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 7569 [PDF 194.42KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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