Diversity & Inclusion Adviser - JRN 20917
 

The Role:

The experiences at work of those responsible for delivering our services (whether they are serving officers, police staff or volunteers) influence, shape and ultimately define the quality of our delivery. It is therefore extremely important that our People Services department is focussed on embedding an inclusive culture, where people feel valued and fully engaged with everything that they do. We work as a team to deliver a value led employee experience where we are supportive, inclusive and committed to the highest professional standards.

The wellbeing of our people is always our first priority. Our wellbeing agenda extends across having a safe workplace, good physical and mental health, having meaningful work, professional development and above all a feeling of value and inclusion.

A feeling of inclusion and value is what we want everyone in Northumbria Police to experience. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace which delivers a policing service aligned to the needs of our North East communities. The DE&I team work collectively with business areas in delivering plans to drive organisation, communities and partners work streams aligned to the Force Diversity, Equality and inclusion strategy.

We want to make sure everyone feels included whilst at work and our D,E&I team create understanding and engagement, drive cultural change, eliminate and reduce disparity, and build trust and confidence within our workforce.

The Diversity and Inclusion Adviser is responsible for driving and implementing the diversity, equality and inclusion strategy and plan. This role is key in enabling the Force to attract and retain a workforce that will better reflect its communities and continues to build an inclusive working environment which values difference.  

To find out more about what you’ll be doing in the role please go to https://careers.northumbria.police.uk/ where you can look at the role definition

What essential skills will I need?

A strong passion for driving a DE&I agenda along with the knowledge and confidence to implement change
A thorough understanding of the Equality Act 2010
Experience of engaging with diverse communities and/or individuals
Experience of developing organisation wide programmes and projects
Understanding and demonstration of community and cultural awareness
Excellent organisation and time management skills 
Evidence of Continuous Personal Development
Strong problem solving and analytical skills (able to interpret data and make informed decisions)
Great team working skills
Exceptional verbal/written/presenting skills to help you liaise with others with tact and sensitivity 
Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills 
Good influencing skills and professional resilience

Naturally - you’ll need to be a strong role model as well as an ambassador for the values and purpose of Northumbria Police

We’d also love for you to have a CIPD qualification and experience of working in a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion role but it’s not essential. 

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

A large number of the People Development & People Services teams are currently working from home and in future will have a blended approach to working which will incorporate home working with some office-based engagements.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Carol Taylor, Diversity & Inclusion Lead by email at carol.taylor.4050@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of  age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointment are based on merits alone.

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade H
Location
Newcastle
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,222 to £36,369
 

The Role:

The experiences at work of those responsible for delivering our services (whether they are serving officers, police staff or volunteers) influence, shape and ultimately define the quality of our delivery. It is therefore extremely important that our People Services department is focussed on embedding an inclusive culture, where people feel valued and fully engaged with everything that they do. We work as a team to deliver a value led employee experience where we are supportive, inclusive and committed to the highest professional standards.

The wellbeing of our people is always our first priority. Our wellbeing agenda extends across having a safe workplace, good physical and mental health, having meaningful work, professional development and above all a feeling of value and inclusion.

A feeling of inclusion and value is what we want everyone in Northumbria Police to experience. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace which delivers a policing service aligned to the needs of our North East communities. The DE&I team work collectively with business areas in delivering plans to drive organisation, communities and partners work streams aligned to the Force Diversity, Equality and inclusion strategy.

We want to make sure everyone feels included whilst at work and our D,E&I team create understanding and engagement, drive cultural change, eliminate and reduce disparity, and build trust and confidence within our workforce.

The Diversity and Inclusion Adviser is responsible for driving and implementing the diversity, equality and inclusion strategy and plan. This role is key in enabling the Force to attract and retain a workforce that will better reflect its communities and continues to build an inclusive working environment which values difference.  

To find out more about what you’ll be doing in the role please go to https://careers.northumbria.police.uk/ where you can look at the role definition

What essential skills will I need?

A strong passion for driving a DE&I agenda along with the knowledge and confidence to implement change
A thorough understanding of the Equality Act 2010
Experience of engaging with diverse communities and/or individuals
Experience of developing organisation wide programmes and projects
Understanding and demonstration of community and cultural awareness
Excellent organisation and time management skills 
Evidence of Continuous Personal Development
Strong problem solving and analytical skills (able to interpret data and make informed decisions)
Great team working skills
Exceptional verbal/written/presenting skills to help you liaise with others with tact and sensitivity 
Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills 
Good influencing skills and professional resilience

Naturally - you’ll need to be a strong role model as well as an ambassador for the values and purpose of Northumbria Police

We’d also love for you to have a CIPD qualification and experience of working in a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion role but it’s not essential. 

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

A large number of the People Development & People Services teams are currently working from home and in future will have a blended approach to working which will incorporate home working with some office-based engagements.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Carol Taylor, Diversity & Inclusion Lead by email at carol.taylor.4050@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of  age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointment are based on merits alone.