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Salary: £44,000 per annum plus benefits
Location: Hybrid – Northampton, UK (1 day per week minimum office attendance)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: Tuesday 28th May 2024

About Us 

Our vision is a world free from motor neurone disease (MND). Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The MND Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required. Find out more here.

 

About you and the role

Are you passionate about encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace? We’re seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a EDI Manager. Your role will be focused on driving positive change across the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

As our EDI Manager, you will be the subject matter expert, providing invaluable guidance and expertise to ensure our practices are not only compliant but also innovative. You’ll collaborate with our People, Culture, and Inclusion Committee, keeping us at the forefront of inclusive practices.

Working closely with MND Association members, staff, and volunteers to understand and assess EDI needs, identifying areas of strength and opportunities for development. You’ll support the development and lead the ongoing delivery of our EDI strategy. Your input will shape our culture and ensure everyone feels represented and valued.

You’ll monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our EDI projects and initiatives, using data to drive improvements and inform our strategies. A key part of this role will be developing and delivering appropriate EDI management information, briefing papers, and progress reports to enable appropriate governance of the EDI strategy. Your insights will guide our actions, ensuring we’re always moving forward.

Partnering with our Learning and Development team, you’ll organise engaging EDI learning opportunities for our staff and volunteers including webinars, workshops, and e-learning materials. Equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to be part of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

Using effective change management processes and tools, you’ll embed EDI initiatives throughout the Association. Collaborating with our communications team, you’ll share updates and celebrate our progress both internally and externally.

You’ll work alongside our HR and Volunteering teams to embed EDI principles into all our people processes. This includes reviewing, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, and resources that reflect our commitment to EDI across all areas of the Associations work.

Leading our EDI Network, you’ll support the ongoing development, activities and events of the Association’s Network Groups ensuring that each has clear objectives and can continue to develop an inclusive environment for everyone at the Association.

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact within a workplace where everyone can thrive, apply today!

 

Hybrid Working Expectations: 1 day per week minimum office attendance.

(Flexibility to attend the office more regularly on occasion may be required to meet business needs.)

 

What are we looking for? 

You will need to have a comprehensive understanding of EDI principles, from relevant legislation to emerging trends and best practices.

You’ll be skilled in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote EDI within an organisation. Experience in managing change within an organisation is essential, as is the ability to gather and interpret EDI data effectively.

Collaboration is a key aspect of this role. You’ll need to work effectively with diverse teams at all levels across the Association.

Excellent and inclusive verbal and written communication skills are essential. Strong organisational and time-management abilities are a must, coupled with proactive problem-solving skills to tackle challenges creatively.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Recruitment Pack below.

 

Our Benefits 

  •  28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working

 

How to apply 

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • Comprehensive understanding of EDI principles, including relevant legislation, emerging trends, and best practices.
  • Experience of managing and embedding change initiatives within an organisation.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups including volunteers, staff and external partners.

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.

 

Alternative Applications 

To provide an inclusive application process for all our opportunities, we are open to receiving alternative applications from candidates who may find it difficult to complete our online form. For example, if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please send your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect to HRRecruitment@mndassociation.org.

 

Important Information 

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

All internal applicants must liaise with their line manager before applying.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.

 

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