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Business Management & Improvement

Diversity and Inclusion Manager – 35888
£24,002 - £38,373
National

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We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

Purpose

The post holder will assist the Head of Business Improvement in driving forward the Diversity and Inclusion agenda within MOJ Finance. Ensuring that we create, establish and maintain an inclusive work environment for us all to be able to bring our whole self to work. The post holder will provide advise guidance and support the MOJ Finance function in all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion. Reporting to the Head of Business Improvement, this is a national post, although occasional travel maybe required.

Responsibilities

  • To ensure that diversity is celebrated through organised events and awareness sessions
  • Establish and support facilitation staff forums to ensure all groups have a voice in the function
  • Support the champion network in execution of their roles, providing advice, guidance and support
  • Collate and analyse staff statistics and highlight issues and concerns – make recommendations for areas to take action
  • Support the design and delivery of new initiatives designed to promote diversity and inclusion including relevant learning and development packages
  • Produce and analyse survey results and make recommendations for actions – including functional surveys and the annual people survey
  • Produce reports on progress in diversity and inclusion and prepare action plans to further encourage diversity.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and teams
  • Become familiar with internal and external resources relating to diversity and inclusion
  • Analyse and understand performance relating to relevant KPIs and milestones
  • Plan an active role in the MoJ Finance working group.
  • Act as secretary to meetings as required including organising agendas, taking minutes, distributing minutes and action points
  • Act as the first point of contact for general queries which could include: dealing with face to face queries, booking meeting rooms, organising teleconference and video conference facilities and routinely monitor and actioning requests sent to the functional mailbox
  • Undertake other tasks including:
  • Facilitate all communications relating to diversity and inclusion to the team.
  • Prepare paperwork for checking by manager, conducting initial checks as required.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • To be able to think creatively, network and develop strong working relationships
  • To understand, manipulate, analyse and visualise data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to suit a range of audiences including senior manager and address matters sensitively
  • Practical experience with diversity management would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience with the development of training sessions advantageous
  • To manage own workload, working accurately and efficiently to fixed deadlines with minimal supervision, and to prioritise a range of competing demands while maintaining attention to detail.
  • A willingness to acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation and policies in the area of diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to compile and manage on-line surveys, and the analysis of administrative data on staff
  • An understanding of policies relating to diversity and inclusion are desirable but not essential

Civil Service behaviours

  • Changing and improving
  • Working together
  • Communication and Influencing
  • Managing a quality service
  • Developing self and others

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits,retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

1-      To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

2-      To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

3-      To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Grading Structure Review

The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.

Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.