Job ad: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Salary:  £27,985 per annum FTE (£16,790 pa pro rata)

Contract: Permanent

Base: The Brain Charity Centre, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR

Hours: Part-Time – 22.5 hours per week

Responsible to: Head of People

Background to The Brain Charity

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer conditions.

Role summary

The Brain Charity is continuing to grow year-on-year, and it’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of the organisation. We are pleased to say we are seeking an individual with a strong background in EDI who will provide a high quality, people focused service in accordance with our values, whilst embedding and championing a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion across all aspects and levels of our organisation.

You will utilise your expertise in this area to develop and implement policies, procedures and initiatives that further contribute to our mission and ensure our charity continues to foster a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment for all.

As a vital part of our dynamic team, you’ll work closely with our staff, volunteers, service users and key stakeholders to promote best practice and improve service delivery and community engagement in response to the needs and preferences of our diverse community.

Benefits of working for us

Working for The Brain Charity has some great benefits. All of these benefits are available upon starting unless stated otherwise.

  • 25 days contractual annual leave in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising 1 day per full year of service upto a maximum of 28 days for full time employees.  This is pro-rata’d for all part-time employees.
  • Medicash – physical wellbeing support with a wide range of subsidised treatments including dental bills, optical care, alternative and complementary therapies, chiropody, health screenings and more.
  • Premium Employee Assistance Programme – mental wellbeing support with access to 24/7 employee support services and face to face counselling sessions.
  • mProve YOURSELF – a wellbeing app with a range of wellbeing courses.
  • Skinvision skin health tracker.
  • Online discount platform providing discounts on shopping, travel and gym memberships.
  • 10% company pension on successful completion of 6 month probation. T & C’s apply for fixed term contracts.  
  • A range of family-friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and sick absence entitlements.
  • Free parking (when available) at Head Office, Norton Street, L3 8LR.
  • Free Will writing service with Kwil Legal Services.
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel
  • A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.

Application information

We are an award-winning charity and have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to third sector organisations.

If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you.

The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply.

To apply, you will need to complete the application form in our downloadable application pack.

Please do not send in your CV, as this will not be counted.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 26th July 2024. Please note: we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place during the week commencing Monday 12th August 2024.

Please e-mail jobs@thebraincharity.org.uk or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions.