Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Role:               Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Hours:            Full or part time

Contract:        2 year fixed term contract

Salary:            Up to £55k dependent upon experience

Location:        London - hybrid working

Closing date:  17 August 2022

Application:   CV and supporting statement

Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning. We inspire thousands of young people to achieve their potential through challenge and nautical adventure underpinned by the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. We also enable current and future maritime professionals to realise their potential through learning and self-development.

Our work has a transformational impact on both individuals and the communities in which they live and work, positively affecting their life chances and benefiting their communities and society as a whole. Sea Cadets impacts more than 14,000 young people across the UK.

We are committed to becoming truly inclusive and are a charity that values the diversity of our people, including cadets, maritime professionals, volunteers and employees. This is a hugely influential role joining at a pivotal time for the charity, where you can really have a significant positive impact and drive change.

Having just conducted a critical equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) review, we are now looking for an EDI specialist to help co-ordinate and drive forward this key piece of work for us across the charity.  You will work closely with the senior leadership team and many other stakeholders to lead on the development and delivery of our ED&I strategy and action plan. You will co-ordinate the programme of activity across a number of workstreams to promote our EDI agenda helping us to become a truly inclusive charity that values difference, and actively addresses any inappropriate behaviours. We are looking for an experienced EDI change specialist who will support the leadership team to lead change and embed the culture of equity, diversity and inclusion across the charity (employees, volunteers, cadets and apprentices) and to raise awareness and champion EDI in all that we do.

You will have:

  • A deep understanding and experience of leading an ED&I strategy for a medium or large complex organisation
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills to ensure implementation of the action plan.
  • Experience of delivery of change within the EDI remit.
  • Passion for breaking down barriers and challenging inequalities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as a strong influencer and relationship builder
  • Effective communication skills with an ability to inspire others
  • Comfortable to challenge others to drive change
  • Ability to analyse data, draw appropriate conclusions, and communicate these
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously

What we offer in return

  • Competitive salary, 25 days annual leave + bank holiday
  • This a hybrid opportunity, a mix of office and home-based work, with our main office in London.
  • Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cover and EAP.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
  • Wellbeing portal and EAP with 121 counselling included.
  • Employee Awards with additional days leave

Recruitment Pack

Additional Information

For anyone interested in having an informal chat about the role prior to submitting an application, please email the recruitment@ms-sc.org email address. Please also let us know if you would require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the interview process.

MSSC positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from a diverse background. Equity, diversity and inclusion really matters to us, so we can best serve our beneficiaries from every community. We work to ensure a fair and consistent recruitment process and aim to be a charity where diversity of experience, identity and skills are valued and welcomed.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire. All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training and undergo a criminal record check.

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