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Senior Equality Diversity & Inclusion Officer: Race Equity and Intersectionality Initiatives

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


Our recently launched Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion plays a critical role in helping us to prioritise staff and student development, engagement, accreditation, monitoring and integrated practice improvement needs. We are passionately transforming our organisational culture and supporting the progression and success of our staff and students.

The role of Senior Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer (Race Equity & Intersectionality Initiatives) will focus on specific EDI projects advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across City’s communities with a particular focus on advancing race equity and promoting inclusivity through an intersectional approach.


You will work with the EDI Board, the Network for Racial Justice (NRJ) staff affinity network, the Race Equity Advisory Board (REAB) and Race Equity Implementation Committee (REIC) to support the development of the various projects related to this work.

You will be the first point of contact for queries and project lead on aspects of strategically aligning race equity work with wider university initiatives, finding opportunities to disseminate and collaborate with relevant departments.

You will create and coordinate on race equity and intersectional EDI-related forums, training, workshops and other awareness-raising events.

Person Specification

Experience of working in an EDI role is required with demonstrable knowledge of EDI, including approaches to anti-racism and decolonisation in a higher education setting or large complex organisation.

Working across all stakeholders, you will be skilled in communicating and leading/ balancing multiple projects with the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.

Experience in analysing and interpreting large and complex data sets, drafting reports, communication materials, text for webpages and social media management is required.

Experience of charter mark application processes such as Race Equality Charter, Athena SWAN, Stonewall and/or Disability Confident is required.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 10th September 2023 at 11:59pm.

The selection process will include a task and we will provide further details.

Where hybrid working can be accommodated, specific arrangements will be agreed with the successful candidate before their start date. Regardless of where colleagues are working, City, University of London’s premises will be their primary and contractual place of work.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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