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Inclusion and Diversity Manager

Main Purpose

This role will be responsible for developing, implementing, and embedding a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives and action plans to support the I&D Strategy.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement and embed a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to support the I&D Strategy and Action Plan
  • Serve as a point of contact on matters relating to I&D from other managers and colleagues.
  • Manage submission plans for any accreditations such as the Inclusive Employers Standard.
  • Support and guide the recruitment team to identify under-represented roles and help create campaigns that appeal to diverse applicants and removes bias from the process.
  • Identify external trends and recognising best practice which will increase diversity among the workforce.
  • Provide training and awareness for employees and Managers on I&D matters such as banter and unconscious bias.
  • Building effective relationships among colleagues throughout the organisation to assist with embedding I&D into all elements of the business.
  • Review the organisations workplace, policies and procedures, ensuring that these are all inclusive.
  • Represent SWR at various events which promote diversity, such as Pride events.
  • Work with and support relevant network groups with achieving their individual objectives. Help co-ordinate events, programmes and initiatives developed by the network groups.
  • Work with the Communications Team to deliver the I&D Communications Plan to promote I&D related campaigns and initiatives.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and project teams to ensure that their respective needs are fully identified and input into plans and initiatives
  • Review SWRs Diversity Impact Assessments to assess any adverse impacts of minority groups
  • Promote a culture of inclusion, equality and fairness through demonstrating and role modelling inclusive behaviours

Minimum Requirements

  • Previous experience of working with I&D Strategy to enable you to play a key role in supporting the Head of I&D to deliver the SWR I&D Strategy and Action Plan
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant equality and diversity legislation and the practical application of it in policies, procedures and practices with demonstrable success
  • Ability to understand and analyse relevant workforce diversity data
  • Be agile and flexible in their ability to switch between strategic proactive activities for the business and any reactive business needs
  • Experience of completing accreditation/benchmarking frameworks
  • Good understanding on the application of Diversity Impact Assessments
  • Previous experience of delivery Inclusion and Diversity training/awareness to managers and colleagues
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, the ability to be proactive and use  initiative to deliver to deadlines, and demonstrable experience of working collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • Qualified within the area of Inclusion and Diversity or evidence of ongoing professional development

Working Pattern 

Working an average of 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday. 

The role  will be based at South Bank Central/Southampton but please note network wide coverage is essential.


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South Bank Central
30 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, England, SE1 9LS
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    South Bank Central
  • Closing Date:
    22 January 2021
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