Equalities Coordinator

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Contract: Permanant 

Salary: £26,530 - £30,500

Location: HMP Dovegate 

Hours: 40 hours per week , Mon-Fri 08:30-16:30 can be flexible. In Office

 

At HMP Dovegate, we're dedicated to creating a workplace where every team member can thrive. We are seeking an equalities co-ordinator to join our People team. Our goal is to create a truly inclusive culture to enable all staff and prisoners to unlock their potential. Your role will support the delivery of this.

 

You'll be passionate about diversity and inclusion and ready to drive positive change within an organisation using your knowledge of current legislation and practice.

In this role, you will be a pivotal in delivering diversity and inclusion priorities whilst giving hands-on support in individual situations.

 

We promote a diverse workforce that includes individuals from various racial, educational, and social backgrounds and different age groups, as this diversity brings about unique opportunities for the prison.

We welcome all applicants, even if you don't meet every requirement. If your skills align with the role, we encourage you to apply.

 

Overview of the role

 

The core accountabilities for the Equalities Co-ordinator will be to manage and advise on all aspects of and promote Equality throughout the Prison for Prisoners and Staff and ensure HMP Dovegate is fully compliant with all requirements.

 

You will be responsible for reviewing and developing policies and procedures ensuring that we remain compliant with law, legislation and NOMS Policy. Accountable for ensuring systems are in place to collate statistics on a monthly basis for performance reporting and develop effective Equality Strategies based around the protected characteristics.

 

Point of contact for communications relating to Prisoners and ensuring that they receive appropriate information on induction, as well as providing Equality Inductions for all new staff and offering guidance and support for all staff.

 

You will be responsible for implementing HIMP and internal audit actions and requirements and carry out peer audits in support of other sites.

 

Key Purpose

 

To manage and promote on all aspects of Equality throughout the Prison for Prisoners and staff

and ensure HMP Dovegate is fully compliant with all requirements.

 

At HMP Dovegate, we're dedicated to creating a workplace where every team member can

thrive. We are seeking an equalities co-ordinator to join our People team. Our goal is to

create a truly inclusive culture to enable all staff and prisoners to unlock their potential. Your

role will support the delivery of this.

You will be passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and ready to drive positive change within

an organisation using your knowledge of current legislation and practice.

 

In this role, you will be a pivotal in delivering diversity and inclusion priorities whilst giving

hands-on support in individual situations.

 

We promote a diverse workforce that includes individuals from various racial, educational, and

social backgrounds and different age groups, as this diversity brings about unique opportunities

for the prison.

 

Other duties include;

 

  • Maintain the process for responding to DIRFS and quality check responses.
  • Support Protected Characteristic Forums and the Leads that manage these.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the Equality Action Plan ensuring that it is fed into the establishment PIP.
  • Co-ordinate the EIA process including risk prioritisation and quality assurance and take part in peer checks for other sites..
  • Prepare, contribute and attend DEAT Meetings.
  • Maintain, check and analyse Equalities Data (including NOMIS)
  • Establish positive links with appropriate forums and services.
  • Lead, assist or advise in investigations

 

About you

 

As the successful candidate you will be able to evidence substantial experience of working within an Equalities/ Diversity role. It would be advantageous if you hold an Equality and Diversity Level 2 Qualification or equivalent experience.

 

One of the core aspects of this role will be to deliver training to new starters so in order to enable you to do this you must hold a PTTLS qualification as a minimum.  

 

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills both verbally and written and evidence the ability to use IT systems and be proficient in all Microsoft Packages including word and excel.

 

Previous management or supervisory experience is essential.

 

What we offer:

  • Pension up to - 6%

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Serco Benefits package

  • A safe and supportive culture

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in public services

  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

 

 

Why Serco

 

A place where you can make an impact - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.

 

A place you can count on - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivaled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

 

A place for you - We are a motivated team that will encourage you and help you to succeed within a supportive and safe culture.

About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.
 

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:13:00
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