Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Manager

Do you have a passion for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion? Can you help us deliver our comprehensive EDI strategy and Vision for safe and effective pharmacy care at the heart of healthier communities?

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a pivotal role in delivering our EDI strategy within the GPhC. You will be part of a small team working collaboratively across the GPhC on broad areas of work. 
You will be involved in many different areas of work such as: arranging EDI events, liaising with the HR team in reviewing people policies, report writing, supporting colleagues to produce content for our pharmacies on inclusivity. 

A key element is of this role is playing an active role within our Staff Inclusion Network, you will ensure that members views and opinions are reflected within our EDI approach and across the GPhC as necessary. 

Bringing your current expertise and experience to the role, we welcome you to share your ideas with us and will have an element of autotomy. Alongside engagement and policy work, as we are a small team administration will be a key part of this job role, so if administration is not your thing; our role sadly wouldn’t be right for you.  
This is an incredibly varied role working with internal and external parties, so excellent written and verbal communication skills is vital. 

This role is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our pre-employment due diligence.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a proven track record of actively engaging with stakeholders across an organisation to drive EDI awareness and delivery. 
  • Possess substantial knowledge and understanding of current equality legislation, including EDI best practice.
  • Be highly adept at coaching others, finding out the answers when unsure and confidentially yet respectfully challenge others to ensure we are the best we can be. 
  • Have experience analysing qualitive and quantitative data. This could be in conjunction with a data team, so long as you can talk us through your role in analysing the data.    
  • Be able to produce accurate, clear and concise documents, including policy, strategy and briefings.
  • Have experience of successful stakeholder relationship management and strategic collaboration.

Benefits when joining our team

In return for their commitment and enthusiasm, employees can expect a rewarding and challenging work environment, good work-life balance and workload plus an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 5 days.
  • A choice between two pension providers: NHS pension scheme or Standard Life.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Career breaks and sabbaticals.
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance, season ticket loan, bike loan and many more.

Follow this link to see the full guide of our excellent benefits

About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adopted a hybrid working approach which combines office and home working. Staff are predominantly home-based and office attendance depends on the nature of the role and the requirements of the team.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

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Applying for this role

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please apply using our online jobs application portal. (Opens on a separate tab/window).

Please make sure you complete your supporting statement section, explaining how you meet each of the criteria for the role, and where you found out about this vacancy. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.

Please consult the knowledge and skills section of the job description document below to help you prepare your application:

Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager - role description

We welcome applications from all sections of the community

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive in all our work as a health professions regulator.

As part of your application for this role, please complete our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring section. This is optional and you don't have to complete it; however it provides us with useful information for monitoring and reporting purposes and is strictly confidential. The information you provide on this form will not form part of any selection process and will not be shared with the selection panel.

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