Senior Consultant, EDI (0.5 hours, fixed term contract)


13th February 2023


Do you have experience influencing and driving change in equality, diversity, and inclusion? Are you passionate and motivated to make an impact on universities and higher education through the delivery of exceptional content and consultancy? If the answer is yes, then this opportunity could be for you!

Advance HE is seeking a senior consultant for equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) to support our ambitious growth and member engagement plans. Whether it be developing EDI thought leadership content, creating advisory solutions, or helping us grow internationally, you’ll play a key role in promoting EDI in the global higher education space.

In return for your work, you’ll receive a range of benefits including:

A generous pension with USS.

Enhanced family leave benefits.

31 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata).

Flexible working hours.

…just to name a few.

What you’ll be doing

As Senior Consultant for EDI, you’ll lead on the design, development and delivery of high-quality EDI content and solutions.

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll be the expert our members turn to for relevant, leading-edge approaches to EDI. Working across a wide variety of assignments, you’ll bring your understanding of the EDI landscape, impactful thought leadership and practical experience of the HE sector together to craft innovative solutions.

In addition, you’ll act as programme director for complex programmes and consultancy projects.

Contributing to the planning and delivery of our annual operational plan is also a vital part of your work — your efforts will help us drive ever-higher standards in higher education.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a highly credible, driven leader with a track record of making an impact in the EDI space. Being able to successfully shape EDI solutions and influence organisational change will be important in this role, as will a contemporary understanding of the HE landscape.

You will have proven experience in design and delivery of EDI-focused programmes, consultancy, and resources, with a particular focus on inclusive approaches within leadership and organisations and working with leaders at all levels, including senior leaders.

Whether you are an EDI generalist, or have a particular focus such as disability, or social mobility you will take a holistic and intersectional approach, recognising the connections and dependencies that support institutional change.

Using your wealth of experience leading change in EDI and in HE, you will be confident in supporting institutions to understand legislative and regulatory requirements and develop policy and practice. You will be adept at building positive relationships with a wide range of people to bring about positive, lasting change.

We’re also looking for someone who recognises the value of working within a charitable organisation, who is ambitious and curious and really want to make a difference.

What do you need

Extensive experience in designing and delivering EDI-related training and consultancy

Experience in managing complex projects.

Knowledge and experience of impactful that solutions and approaches to promote EDI.

Experience in producing evidence-based, high-quality thought leadership.

Please note:

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis and encourage you to submit your application early. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a successful candidate is appointed.

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Salary: £58,777 pro rata

Part Time (0.5 FTE / 2.5 days per week) Fixed term – 12 Months

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