Head of Equality and Diversity 

Islington/Central London
£46,500 to 52,500 per annum pro-rata, dependent on experience
Closing date
Part time (22.5 hours per week)
Contract type
Interview date

Location: Islington/Central London
Salary: £46,500 to 52,500 per annum pro-rata, dependent on experience
Hours: Part time (22.5 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: SWA3031

Closing Date:  25 January 2021 (12.00 PM)
Interview Date:  2 or 3 February 2021

Solace is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Equality and Diversity professional to lead on all Solace’s organisational approach to embedding equality and diversity across all service areas, internally and externally. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be a member of the Senior Management Team.  You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital.  We are an Investors in People Employer, committed to attracting, retaining and developing excellent people.

About the Service
This role reports directly to the Chief Executive and sits within our Senior Management Team. You will be working across the organisation, particularly working closely with the new Head of HR to highlight our active commitment to a culture embracing equality and diversity. 

About the Role
This is an exciting, newly created role within the Senior Management Team, which will be responsible for ensuring that Solace’s intersectional values are woven throughout our internal and external profile. As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that all our people, service users and volunteers, feel valued and where structural inequality and discrimination of any kind does not exist.

About You
This is an excellent opportunity to build on this work for Solace. You will have the passion to deliver our vision with strong communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships and role modelling and promoting commitment to change.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including a generous holiday entitlement and a genuine commitment to learning and development.  We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date.

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

No agencies.