Opportunity to take a lead on equality and diversity

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 09, 2016 10:31 AM |
The University Leadership team have announced the creation of a new role of Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality and Diversity).

This new role has been created to ensure that we fulfil the equality and diversity commitments in our Strategic Plan. The DPVC (Equality and Diversity) will provide strategic leadership in this vital area, ensuring that the diverse activities currently underway in many parts of our university are coordinated, connected and supported.

They will also contribute to institutional change projects, develop a program of events and ensure that our focus on equality and diversity is communicated effectively. The DPVC will be the internal and external champion of our equality and diversity agenda.

Applications for this role are sought from current members of academic staff (Grade 9 or above).

You will need to be able to engage effectively and enthusiastically with professional and academic colleagues, students and alumni, as well as external partners and the media, to continue the transformation of our approaches to equality and diversity while also improving the profile and reputation of our university in these vital areas.

Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor, emphasised the importance of this role to our equality and diversity agenda. He said: “As well as helping us to deliver transformational change in this key area and raise our profile and level of engagement with external audiences, the role will also provide a colleague who aspires to lead change with an opportunity to develop - and test - their skills and approaches.”

Take a look at the full role profile and job summary. Applications should be made in the form of an email to Nick Donnelly in Recruitment at nd144@le.ac.uk by midnight 31 March 2016.

Your expression of interest should describe your suitability in relation to the Essential Criteria for the role and, together with a short CV, should total no more than three pages.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Nick Donnelly on nd144@le.ac.uk in relation to the process or Professor Mark Peel on mp462@le.ac.uk in relation to the role itself.

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