Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Practice Lead

Salary: Grade 6, £36,158 per annum

FTE: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Department: Knowledge and Insight

Team: Diversity and Inclusion

Reporting to: Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Leicester or London (with hybrid working, 40% of time in the office)

Closing Date for Applications: 11.59pm on Thursday 18 August 2022

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity and the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. We support and enhance the development and application of psychology for the greater public good. We set high standards for psychological research, diversity and inclusion, education and knowledge.

Based in either of our offices in Leicester or London with flexible, hybrid working (40% of time in the office), you will be part of the BPS’s Knowledge and Insight Directorate. Joining the Diversity and Inclusion team, you will be involved in current projects such as:

  • Research into psychology trainees experiences of racism
  • Producing inclusive practice guidance for practitioner psychologists 
  • Campaigning to include socioeconomic status as a protected characteristic in the Equalities Act.

The key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Act as the lead for policy and practice in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Liaising and partnering with member network task and finish groups, internal directorates and external partners in embedding an ethos of coproduction.
  • Lead the implementation and management of diversity related projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders alongside the Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Outreach and Engagement Lead and EDI Strategic Board.
  • Lead, update and develop project dashboards in relation to EDI work both underway and in development across the society
  • Ensure pro-active diversity and inclusion input in BPS experts by experience work.
  • To lead a designated portfolio of project based work based on strategic goals within diversity and inclusion including, human rights, inclusive psychology and experts by experience.

Read the full job profile for this role.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Experience of delivering diversity and inclusion related project work across a wide range of subjects and characteristics.
  • Experience of providing operational support within the diversity and inclusion field.
  • Good working knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion policy and practice both nationally and internationally.
  • Good working knowledge of equality and human rights legislation.
  • Knowledge of outcome focused project delivery and management.

If you are successful, you can expect;

  • Supportive and positive work environment and team
  • Development and involvement of processes and procedures
  • Opportunity to lead on projects and influence future developments
  • Busy and varied workload
  • Great team support and opportunity to shape the future of the area
  • Excellent opportunities for learning and development to further enhance your research skills.
  • Good work life balance through flexible working hours.

How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and a cover letter demonstrating how you meeting the essential criteria for the role to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Thursday 18 August 2022.