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Ref no:
GCU01173
Published:
18/5/2022
Closes:
1/6/2022
Location:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
Salary:
£28,756 - £33,309 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

This position has expired.

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This is a full time/fixed term post for 2 years

Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

People Services provides a range of support for staff working at GCU - including recruitment, leadership, learning and development, health, safety and well-being, and equality, diversity and inclusion. We are an energetic and collaborative team of around 30 staff, that enables GCU to create a values-led culture where colleagues can thrive and do their best to deliver a great staff and student experience. 

We are looking for a new team member to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, based within People Services, to support the University’s Race Equality Charter Self Assessment Team.

The role holder will have a key role to play in helping GCU to advance our commitment to tackling racism, and being a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion as part of our Strategy 2030 and Common Good mission.

The Race Equality Charter Project Officer role focuses on the following key areas:

  • Support GCU’s Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team in the development of the Race Equality Charter application
  • Provide specialist advice to the University on race equality and tackling racism
  • Collate and manage feedback and evidence to inform and support a robust self-assessment and comprehensive, evidence-based action plan
  • Involve Black, Asian and minority ethnic students and staff and engage the wider GCU community with the Race Equality Charter

The role holder will be expected to provide project support and co-ordination for the University’s submission for the Race Equality Charter. This includes supporting the work of the REC Self-Assessment Team (SAT) and working groups/sub-groups to ensure they run effectively in order to develop a robust submission for the REC e.g. identify agenda items, produce papers, contribute to meetings and support Chairs and other members of these groups.

A key responsibility of the role holder will be to undertake evidence gathering through surveys, focus-groups and events, and collate, analyse and report on findings to inform the work of the SAT.

The role holder will also be expected to engage effectively with key stakeholders to progress the tackling racism agenda, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and staff to ensure their voices and contributions, and views and experiences inform the work of the SAT, as well as the Students’ Association and Trade Unions.

 

Additionally, the role holder with be expected to participate in University groups and meetings to share good practice, enhance knowledge and promote the university’s work on the Race Equality Charter, as well as take part in external networks and build relationships with Advance HE and other REC members to benchmark and share best practice.

The key essential skills, knowledge and experience that the role holder is expected to have includes:

  • Strong project management skills, and experience of gathering and analysing data, and report writing for different audiences
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative, creativity and flexibility to meet deadlines and goals
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to co-operate with, influence, and gain buy-in from a wider range of audiences, including students, and senior managers

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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