Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

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Kaplan International

Key Responsibilities: 

Playing key role in the development and implementation of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan, KPIs and priority areas, working collaboratively with the EDI Steering Group, our Senior Management teams and HR. 
Acting as a champion for EDI across KI Pathways working with the EDI Steering Group and sub-groups and key staff to identify challenges and lead in ensuring appropriate working groups are implemented and actions are taken. 
Informing, coordinating, and delivering the EDI Strategy and action plan across the organisation on a range; of key areas including communication and policy, an inclusive and supportive work environment, data, and curriculum. 
Coordinating the tracking and monitoring of the strategy and action plan’s progress 
Leading on delivery of our Race Equality agenda and continuing to stretch and enhance the work we do. 
Being a member of the UK and US Senior Management Teams as well as participating in meetings with the UK Pathways Governing Body and other groups within the Pathways governance structure to drive forward our activities.  
Supporting the Chair of EDI Steering Group to inform, implement and manage the EDI Action Plan, ensuring responsible sub-groups achieve milestones and outcomes, priorities are delivered, and issues are escalated as and when required. 
Collaborating across the business functions to provide guidance, support and advice as required on all EDI matters. 
Working with the HR team to ensure EDI is embedded across all areas of the staff experience. 
Providing input for the creation and review of existing policies through an EDI lens. 
Working in partnership with senior managers and HR to evaluate the impact of EDI policies and actions on working practices and to monitor diversity performance against targets 
Leading the development and coordination of ERG’s and employee champions to support the delivery of engagement events and change. Supporting the further development of staff working groups and networks, both informal and formal, to ensure they are supported and interconnected, and new groups are encouraged 
Sharing best practice across the Kaplan business network and with our university partners. 
Coordinating KI Pathways’ approach to relevant charter mark activities. 
Representing KI Pathways to share and learn through involvement in appropriate networks. 
Working with Marketing and HR teams to create and maintain comms and events calendar (internal and external) which builds awareness, publicises progress, drives engagement with EDI issues and themes 
Your experience: 

Strong knowledge and experience of equality, diversity and inclusion issues with an emphasis on intersectionality
Experience of leading and shaping the EDI agenda and experience of leading change projects 
Expert knowledge on race equality in the workplace and improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic employees
Understanding of equality legislation
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to build relationships across the business
Strong ability to negotiate and influence at all levels and effecting positive cultural change in a complex organisation
Ability to manage a complex programme of work with competing priorities
Proven leadership, organisational and motivational skills to drive inclusion
Ability to translate the strategic plan into operational delivery
Ability to make thoughtful and considered decisions in a timely manner
Strong ability to analyse and interpret complex data and information
Project management skills to plan and manage projects, manage risks, budget costs, time and project teams and an ability to use a range of methods to track key project indicators and milestones
Highly organised with the ability to assess priorities and deliver to tight deadlines
Creative and forward-thinking approach with the ability to innovate and problem solve
Results focussed

Please apply with CV and cover letter by Wednesday 6th October 2022.

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