Surrey VCFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (Hosted by The Children's Trust) - 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum, depending on experience

Closing Date: 04 July 2022

Surrey VCFS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (Hosted by The Children's Trust) - 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Play a pioneering role in lifting the EDI ambitions and whole capability of the voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) in Surrey.


Hosted by The Children’s Trust and in partnership with Active Prospects and Surrey County Council, this pioneering role has been created to drive the EDI initiatives of the VCFS in Surrey and contribute to system-wide improvements across the county.


Within the Surrey VCFS sector there has been an EDI Steering group for over 2 years, and with recent funding from Surrey Country Council, this role has been created to champion EDI initiatives in Surrey’s charities, to contribute to creating a fairer, more inclusive and equal Surrey.


The Equity Diversity & Inclusion Lead will engage with multiple stakeholders across sectors to facilitate collaboration, advance EDI journeys, promote the EDI agenda in Surrey and explore innovative approaches and practice.


There will be a need for a comprehensive audit and analysis of the landscape, from which the creation and cultivation of a programme of work can be devised, shaped and developed to deliver tangible EDI outcomes.


This work will enhance the VCFS sector’s ability to ensure all communities are able to access services, these services are shaped with diverse voices and insights and organisations reflect the richness of diverse communities in all levels of operation and delivery.

We are seeking someone who has a specialism in equity, diversity and inclusion, with excellent communication and influencing skills and the ability to engage and work with numerous stakeholders across the VCFS, public and private sectors.


You will be a champion for EDI and bring your knowledge, experience, and insights to inform best in class EDI approaches and insights to achieve system change.


Experience of delivering equity, diversity and inclusion strategies is essential, as is your current knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusivity legislation and emerging policy.


As the first role of its kind at county level, you will have the opportunity to be a pioneer in this area, driving initiatives to drive positive change and chart a path which supports a more equitable Surrey.


We are seeking someone who can make an immediate impact, so if you have the strategic capability combined with practical experience to ‘get things off the ground’ then we would love to hear from you.


We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups.


If you think this describes you then please get in touch via our recruitment partner Peridot: https://www.peridotpartners.co.uk/jobs/edi-lead-surrey-vcfs/ 

For a full candidate briefing pack please click HERE.

Formal closing date: Monday 4th July 

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