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Equality Communications and Engagement Manager

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £43,155 to £54,421 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 June 2023
Interview Date:   Wednesday 05 July 2023
Reference:  2284623DD

Help us shape lasting cultural change and achieve our vision  of creating a truly inclusive University community to visit, study or work in.  As Equality Communications and Engagement Manager, you will join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) team at a time where we have significantly invested-in and changed the way that the University works with this agenda.  

We are looking for a person who can confidently write and speak about equality, diversity and inclusion, in its broadest sense, in a manner that is authentic, sophisticated and engaging, demonstrating a real understanding of the complexities and intersections involved. The successful candidate will have a proven record of accomplishment and will be able to quickly build strong trusting relationships across many different groups of people.  

A key responsibility of the role is to be the lead author of the various institutional equality charter submissions to which the University is signatory. This means that you will work with insight and data from multiple sources and your role is to assemble and edit these sources so that they form an honest, compelling narrative that meets the criteria of the different charters and helps us make progress. 

Across the University we have countless examples of fantastic work that helps make equality, diversity and inclusion a reality. Another part of your role will be to foster and develop a strong network of peers to highlight and share good practice, as well as finding ways to clearly communicate to the whole University community – including those who might not engage frequently on matters of equality, diversity and inclusion. You’ll help showcase how what we are doing is helping create the change we want to see and make visible to staff and students how they can be part of this change. 

We are especially welcoming applicants who have lived experience of being one of only a few in a predominately white, heterosexual and middle-class space.  

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 11 June  

Our planned interview date is Wednesday 5 July 

Interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams. Candidates invited to interview will be given a pre-interview task to complete, which will be sent to shortlisted candidates around a week before interviews take place. 

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference 2284623DD on all correspondence. 


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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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