Inclusion and Diversity Corporate Lead

Essex County Council

Location: Essex
Salary: £51,264 – £54,740
Closing Date: 19 October 2021
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Job Description

£51,264 – £54,740 per annum + £626 fringe

Permanent, Full Time - 36.25 hours per week

(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

Ref: 3071

Basildon Council in an inclusive organisation which is ambitious in its drive to ensure that inclusion and equity are part of the organisations nervous system. Our aim is to inspire our workforce to do their best work in an inclusive work environment and to ensure that our service users get the best possible service. 

We are seeking a ‘Inclusion and Diversity (I & D)’ leader that shares our ambitions to "build” a diverse organisation with a unique sense of workforce belonging and the drive to ensure equity in service provision for our diverse communities.

As our subject matter expert, you will have the skills to build relationships, positively drive change, challenge and influence behaviours, practices and culture. Engaging across multiple directorates and functions you will create, embed, promote and raise awareness of inclusion and diversity activities, initiatives, and achievements.

You will maintain the ongoing management and evolution of our  I & D strategy and roadmap, working towards clear and measurable goals to create a diverse workforce, inclusive culture and ensure equitable services.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the organisation as we have been working to rescope our approach to I & D which will underpin our new strategy to 2024.

Basildon Council is an inclusive employer that strives to ensure diverse representation at all levels of the organisation. We seek to address under representation and would therefore encourage and welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds. If you would like to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme, please contact

If you would like to be part of Basildon’s Inclusion and Diversity journey, we look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: 19 October 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th November 2021.


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