Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Co-ordinator

Reading | £35,411- £40,478 per annum

Employer: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Salary: £35,411- £40,478 per annum, Grade 5
Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
Location - Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading

Benefits include: Excellent annual leave allowance of 27 days (28 days from April 2023), flexible working, onsite gym, parking facilities and a superb Local Government Pension Scheme are available

Other information about our benefits can be found here

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is a progressive and community-focused organisation that works as one team to deliver services to the people of Berkshire.
If you have commitment and experience of promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, this is an excellent opportunity to join our HR team. We are an engaged and dedicated team, with an inclusive culture as well as a commitment to the training, development and wellbeing of our people.

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework. Specifically we are seeking individuals who lead by example and are able to recognise and respond to different needs from individuals and groups within the Service and the community.
The main focus of the role is detailed in the attached job profile. The role will champion, support and promote equality, diversity and inclusion within RBFRS, in line with the People Strategy, legislative requirements and best practice. This will include raising awareness of the EDI agenda and supporting RBFRS in becoming more representative of the community.

You will have an understanding of EDI challenges at a strategic level, as well as knowledge of local issues, including employment challenges in relation to EDI. You must also be able to interpret, analyse and present data.

Application and selection process

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on 17 February 2023

The selection process will consist of three stages and is anticipated that interviews under Stage Two will take place on 22 February 2023, at Service Headquarters.

Stage One
• Application and Supporting Statement detailing why you are the best person for the role and how you meet the person specification.
• Submission of a report (which should not exceed 2500 words) outlining the key challenges facing EDI in the Public Sector and how we can address these.

Stage Two
• Presentation to a staff panel. The presentation will be the key points of the written report submitted in stage one, and must be presented in 20 minutes. 10 minutes for questions/answers.
• Values and Behaviours Based Interview on the Behavioral Competency Framework
• Successful candidates will be invited to stage three.
Stage Three
• Second interview (date to be confirmed).

If you are interested in applying for this position click Apply Now.

Please see the link to the Job Profile.

An HR qualification is desirable but not essential on application for this role

For further details about the role or to simply discuss any adaptations or adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with our recruitment process please contact Emma Scott by emailing scotte@rbfrs.co.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

The Behavioural Competency Framework (attached) allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.
Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CV’s without an accompanying application form.

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At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we want you to bring your whole self to work.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. That’s why we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels included and respected, and where no one is unfairly discriminated against. All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a Disability Confident Leader - if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.
Simply: Our community is varied and diverse. Our workforce should be too.
At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, everyone is welcome.
To find out more: rbfrs.co.uk/EqualityDiversityInclusion