Wellcome Sanger Institute

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

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Do you want to help us improve human health and understand life on Earth? Make your mark by shaping the future to enable or deliver life-changing science to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

A fixed term opportunity to cover maternity leave has arisen in our Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Team for a Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager.

The duration of the role will be 12 months.

About the Role:

You will support the delivery of our EDI action plans and work towards continually progressing the organisation further forward with its EDI agenda.

Project manage the organisation’s equality charter-marks and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation to help catalyse change and embed good practice approaches.

Manage own activities, involving small scale project management, and co-ordination of multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines, including co-ordination and administration of work.

You will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of Athena Swan Charter Mark: Lead the planning and delivery of the 2025 Athena SWAN submission. Including Chairing the Athena SWAN working group, project managing the submission process, implementation of surveys, analysis of equality data, and identifying trends for the action plan.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Develop robust working relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate change and promote best practices. Engage with key staff members to gather input, address concerns, and ensure widespread buy-in and participation.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Lead the planning and execution of surveys, focus groups, and other relevant data-gathering resources to identify insights and trends. Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques to interpret data effectively, providing evidence-based recommendations. Support the production of EDI data reports and support the implementation of actions outlined in the EDI, Race Equity and Athena SWAN action plans.
  • Project Management and Administration: Manage individual activities, employing effective project management techniques. Coordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines, ensuring efficient administration and coordination.
  • Communication: Help to produce a range of written materials to promote EDI activities and projects across different communication channels, including the internal and external website, social media channels, and Campus-wide emails.
  • EDI Advocacy and Policy: Provide support to the wider organisation on matters of EDI, including participation in steering or working groups. Contribute to the development and implementation of new EDI policies and processes.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of preparing and progressing EDI-related charter-marks, such as Athena SWAN, Stonewall, Race at Work (or Race Equality Charter) and Disability Confident
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people and build effective working relationships quickly
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to evaluate qualitative and quantitative information in order to present clear and convincing findings, recommendations and proposals
  • Good organisational and administrative skills and the ability to manage a complex portfolio of projects simultaneously. Flexible approach - able to respond to changes in workload at short notice
  • The ability to take ownership of objectives and drive them forward
  • Team working skills, and an ability to deliver project outcomes
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Creative thinker, with initiative to take forward ideas within scope, take personal responsibility for action and ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Confident IT user: proficiency in Office software (particularly Excel and PowerPoint) and ability to learn how to maintain intranet pages

About Us:

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the leading centres of genomic discovery and understanding. We lead collaborations across the globe to provide foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations.

Our global reputation for excellence is strengthened by our commitment to developing and maintaining a forward-looking organisation where staff from all backgrounds can thrive. By striving to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating workplace, we are celebrating and valuing our staff for their differences in thought, background, experience and perspectives.

You can read more about our team, EDI strategy and achievements here; https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/equality-in-science/

Other Information:

Salary range: £42,373 - £50,848. Final salary dependent on skills and experience.

Application process:

Please include a cover letter with your application detailing where you meet the criteria of the role, including essential skills.

The recruitment process will be active until we find the right person for the role.

Hybrid Working at Wellcome Sanger:

We recognise that there are many benefits to Hybrid Working; including an improved work-life balance, with more focused time, as well as the ability to organise working time so that collaborative opportunities and team discussions are facilitated on campus. The hybrid working arrangement will vary for different roles and teams. The nature of your role and the type of work you do will determine if a hybrid working arrangement is possible.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers, Disability and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Our Benefits:

We are proud to deliver an awarding campus-wide employee wellbeing strategy and programme. The importance of good health and adopting a healthier lifestyle and the commitment to reduce work-related stress is strongly acknowledged and recognised at Sanger Institute.

Sanger Institute became a signatory of the International Technician Commitment initiative In March 2018.  The Technician Commitment aims to empower and ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.

Every year the Wellcome Sanger Institute supports the visits of dozens of overseas researchers from across the globe to the Genome campus to collaborate, share insights and to undertake ground-breaking scientific research. Our reliable in-house service provides expert advice and guidance to support current and prospective staff, and visitors at various points of their journey. We are able to provide guidance through your entire journey, from initial visa application through to extensions and applications of Indefinite Leave to Remain, the service is proud to support your personal applications and those of your dependants and family members. 

For more information about our immigration service visit: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/careers/global-mobility-and-immigration-service/ 

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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