Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Requisition ID:  26882

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  28 Mar 2024


Salary: £56,021 to £59,421 with progression to £64,914 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 28 April 2024



The Role


The University has a values-led Vision and Strategy which sets out an ambitious and exciting journey, to be a people focused, world-leading university that harnesses academic excellence, innovation and creativity to advance knowledge and provide benefits to individuals, to organisations and to society as a whole.  In order to achieve this vision, we recognise that our people, and our culture are critical to our success.  


As the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) you will operate as the University’s professional service lead for EDI, and lead and manage our EDI team. This role is about embedding the University’s core value of EDI in everything we do. 


As the strategic operational lead for EDI, you will lead on the development and implementation of the University’s EDI Strategy as well as our Public Sector Equality Duty objectives. You will engage and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to identify key areas of activity and build confidence and commitment for change.  Leading the EDI team, you will ensure that their work is focused and prioritised for maximum impact.


You will excel at developing strategies and turning them into action and have an ability to turn your EDI knowledge and experience into practical ideas and solutions.  You will be able to build great relationships and exert influence at all levels in order to take people with you.  An experienced people manager, you are passionate about utilising the skills and talents of the people in your teams as well as in the wider organisation. The role will report directly to the Head of People Engagement, and Culture and work very closely with the Dean of EDI.


To view the full candidate briefing pack, please click here.


Please reach out to Lisette Nicholson, Director of People Engagement and Culture at lisette.nicholson@ncl.ac.uk to have a chat about this opportunity.


To apply, please upload a CV and letter of application which evidences how your skills, experience and knowledge align with the criteria outlined in the person specification.


Interviews will be held on 10 May 2024.

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26882