About the job
We believe in a fairer future for all, and we know that by working together we can do much, much more. Could you lead our efforts to shape the delivery of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Wellbeing Strategies?
We are seeking an inspiring individual with experience driving organisational change. A strong communicator and an excellent listener, you’ll build consensus with senior leaders to take forward initiatives that will make our charity a more inclusive and kinder workplace.
You’ll lead our initiatives, and track and report on EDI and Wellbeing metrics to ensure that EDI is reflected in our values and embedded in our practice and our individual behaviours. You’ll also partner closely with colleagues in brand and communications to ensure we build a strong internal and external employer brand in line with our values.
About The Team
Reporting to the Deputy Director of People, you’ll be responsible for working with colleagues across the organisation. Within the People Team you’ll also work closely with the L&D Specialist and People Business Partners to align objectives and initiatives with an EDI and Wellbeing focus.
You’ll have direct experience of managing EDI and wellbeing initiatives and expert knowledge of industry best-practice. You’ll establish credibility within the organisation and ensure the organisation hold itself to account for delivering on our ambitions.
The ideal candidate will also have experience in the following areas
- Analysing employee data to spot trends and areas of concern
- Workshop facilitation
- Project management skills
About The Charity
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.
Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation’ and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list – we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.
Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.
A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.
Further information on our EDI strategy can be found here: GOSH Charity EDI Strategy.
Our approach to hybrid working
This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.
Please refer to the full job description below for more information.
How To Apply
Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the ‘GOSH Charity Information Pack’ on the Careers page of our website before you apply.
Closing date: Midnight on 25th February.
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.
For more information, or to apply, please click here.