Equalities Specialist

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Equalities Specialist
Interim Position

Manchester 0008 05C1 / 1

Posted: 18th October 2023 11:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.05 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35- 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Manchester,

    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Equalities Specialist

Job Ref: Manchester 0008 05C1 / 1

Pay Rate: £21.05 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 6 months

City: Manchester

Hybrid working

Part-time hours and flexible working will be considered

The role holder will work in partnership with stakeholders across the organisation and beyond to support decision making and operational service delivery.

The role holder will research and be the source of intelligence within the specialist area, leading in the development, design, implementation and review of policies, procedures, or strategies to ensure continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to provide comprehensive and timely information and advice to stakeholders which meets customer needs.
  • Maintain competence in subject matter specialism, undertaking research and information gathering to ensure the Council adopts and maintains best practice in areas of specialism, providing ad hoc advice as required.
  • Deliver and, where appropriate, lead the implementation of assigned strategy and policy projects, in accordance with agreed time, quality, budget and other project performance criteria.
  • Oversee the collation of comprehensive management information and reports, ensuring these are produced accurately and consistently.
  • Develop and manage relationships with other city council services and relevant partner agencies to challenge the way services are delivered and establish options for improving performance to ensure high quality of service delivery and cost effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate highly complex and potentially challenging messages both verbally and in writing, ensuring balanced and proportionate responses which protect the authority’s interests.
  • Providing expertise and guidance in relation to equalities and the implications of legislation and policy on Council decisions and actions.
  • Promoting equality and diversity in Manchester through embedding this into Council-wide activity and service delivery and via wide-ranging initiatives including work with Corporate EDI Leadership Group, lead Elected Members for Equality and with external partnerships.
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the workforce supporting the HROD Service on its policy development and advising on specific initiatives.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

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Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Knowledge of EDI in relation to key protected groups e.g. Black communities.
  3. Good grasp of working in a large, complex organisation in an influencing and advisory capacity.
  4. Ability to negotiate difficult agreements with wide impact; ability to influence or persuade internal or external stakeholders. Speaks fluently, expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly, makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence.
  5. Ability to identify and prioritise objectives that are consistent with the strategic vision of the organisation.
  6. Ability to assess long and short-term impacts of policy proposals and use evidence to test and challenge assumptions. Ability to anticipate and resolve potential delivery and implementation problems.
  7. Skills to analyse a wide range of data and other sources of information to break them down into component parts, patterns, and relationships; probes for further understanding of problems and makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis demonstrating an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system/issue.
  8. Ability to organise own time effectively, creating own work schedules, prioritising, preparing in advance and setting realistic timescales for own self and others. Has the ability to visualise a sequence of actions needed to achieve a specific goal and how to estimate the resources required.
  9. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Job Ref: Manchester 0008 05C1 / 1
Equalities Specialist
Client Category: Local Authority

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Equalities Specialist
Client Category: Local Authority

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