Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

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Job Description

Location: Kempston Headquarters
Salary: £42,683 to £46,544 per annum
Package: 37 Hours Per Week, Flexitime Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme, 24 Days Annual Leave Plus Public Holidays
Job category/type: Protection

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding professional to make a real difference in the way we serve and engage with Bedfordshire communities.

We are looking for a passionate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager with significant experience of working at a senior level, developing and implementing strategies and action plans which help us to increase our organisation’s diversity and become a truly inclusive employer. You’ll bring comprehensive knowledge of equality legislation, codes of practice, regulations and case law.

About the role

In this role you will be required to initiate, research, develop, implement and review campaigns, policies, procedures and strategies that actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to all aspects of the Service’s work.

You will also be required to engage and strengthen relationships with different community groups across Bedfordshire to ensure that safety, prevention and enforcement messages are delivered and targeted in culturally appropriate and effective ways.

About you

Your expertise, innovative thinking and ability to work with others to influence and build trusted relationships will allow you to creatively deliver and implement key initiatives and changes to statutory provisions and best practice across the Service.

You must be educated to degree level or evidence demonstrable equivalent experience, together with significant experience of working in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion. Along with significant experience of developing, implementing and auditing plans and policies and procedures at a strategic level.

You will also have significant experience of successful engagement with a wide range of community groups and in-depth experience of training delivery to a variety of audiences.

Selection process: Monday 29 June 2020 and Tuesday 30 June 2020

If you are a leader determined to make a difference by promoting and influencing others to ensure a culture of equality that respects, values and celebrates diversity in the workplace, we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to find out more information and apply for this role, please click the apply button to be taken to our website. 

We are an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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