RSPB • Flexible in UK

Part-time Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Officer

Employment type:  Part time
Salary:  £25,723 – £27,614 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Team is looking for an EDI Officer to assist in the delivery and embedding of organisational-wide EDI campaigns and specialist projects. Our commitment to EDI underpins the work we do to save nature. We are in a nature and climate emergency and we save nature through people: all people.

The role is covering one half of a job split and can be home-based (flexible within the UK) or based from a local RSPB reserve/office (negotiable).

What's the role about?

This is a key role supporting the EDI Team, with the ability to shape our ways of working to be more inclusive. There will be opportunities to research, and develop materials and training, with support from our specialists.

The role would suit somebody with strong organisational and communication skills, with a passion for, and broad and general awareness of EDI. This would be suitable for someone with a background in EDI who wants to apply those skills in the conservation sector or someone with good EDI knowledge and experience that wants to step up from a more junior role.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Understanding of a range of EDI issues such as inclusive language, anti-racism and accessibility - with a willingness to grow and develop this specialism with support and training.
  • Awareness of protected characteristics, the equality act and barriers to people of colour, disabled people and people in other protected groups at work.
  • Experience of Teams and Microsoft outlook and calendar or similar.
  • Strong IT skills across a range of software including knowledge or willingness to learn using SharePoint to a good standard.
  • Strong administration and organisational skills, including the ability to manage data or records, manage own time and prioritise, create basic project plans and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills – with the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences verbally and in writing, recognise and communicate sensitive topics and consider how differences in background and experience might affect how this needs to be planned and delivered.
  • Ability to work as part of a team -to build trust and strong positive relationships with others, modelling compassion, active empathy and the values of the organisation

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of supporting EDI networks or similar.
  • Experience of taking action based on an anti-racist approach or the social model of disability.
  • Experience of developing learning resources or workshops.
  • Ability or interest in creating engaging accessible design.
  • Experience of policy work – consultation, research and development of policy or campaign work.

This is a permanent part-time role for up to 22.5 hours per week. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 22nd April 2024. For further information please contact edi@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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