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Head of Diversity and Inclusion

NHS AfC: Band 8d

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NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
Skipton House
£70,206 - £85,333 per annum
19/11/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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The Corporate Diversity and Inclusion team was established to support NHS England’s responsibilities as an employer and to develop good practice programmes to improve the working lives of our diverse workforce. Following an initial recruitment process, staff were appointed to these roles on a secondment basis in November 2017. In accordance with our recruitment policies, these roles are being advertised to allow open competition for the substantive roles in the Diversity and Inclusion team.

These national roles will require travel.

 The Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Band 8d)

The Head of Diversity will support development and implementation of our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and action plan.

The successful candidate will collaborate with People and OD teams to support NHS England and NHS Improvement in making positive progress on our responsibilities, as an employer, arising from the Equality Act 2010, Public Sector Equality Duty, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard, the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Gender Pay Gap reporting. Responsibilities will include proactive Equality Analysis of change programmes arising from NHSE and NHSI Joint Working programmes.

The role will involve close liaison with the wider People and OD Group, Business Partners, OD Advisory Service, and Regional Heads of People and OD to support integration of diversity and inclusion into their practice.       

The Head of Diversity will lead the Diversity and Inclusion team, developing and managing the team’s annual work and communications plan to support our diverse Staff networks, and deliver improvements identified through Diversity and Inclusion decision making groups.

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