Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champion.

This is a 9 month fixed term contract.

Working with a range of stakeholders across our Trust, the post holder willprovide specialist support, advice and interpretation on equality legislation and the relevant Trust Policies and Procedures.

Acting as the Trust expert on all Equality, Diversity and Human Rights matters, the post holder will provide energy and momentum to our drive to become a truly inclusive and compassionate employer.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the duties of this role.

About us

Working with Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a world-famous waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

Nearer home there is Aintree Racecourse, the home of the Grand National, and Royal Birkdale Golf Club, a regular host of the Open Golf Championship, and of one of many local courses.

With property to match every pocket and taste, people who choose us are choosing a quality of life that's hard to match.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Advert date: 11th May 2022

Closing date: 24th May 2022

Shortlisting date: 25/26th May 2022

Interview date: w/c 13th June 2022

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development


  • CIPD Graduate



  • Expert knowledge of legislation and good practice in relation to employment law with specific focus on Equality and Diversity discrimination law.
  • Understanding of current Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues within the NHS
  • Up to date knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation and compliance requirements for NHS organisations
  • Management level experience of managing and developing the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation (equivalent to Masters Level)
  • Experience of presenting information and delivering training packages using a variety of methods
  • Interpretation of employment legislation in policy procedure and practice
  • Experience of recruitment and retention initiatives linked to E&D
  • Partnership working with trade unions


  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of community development and engaging with hard to reach groups
  • Experience of workforce planning processes linked to E&D requirements
  • Specialist experience with an E&D role

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information simply and clearly, adapting style to audience
  • Able to influence and persuade others on strategies and actions
  • Able to promote inclusiveness, display sensitivity to and has awareness of the requirements of people with a range of different needs
  • Ability to produce reports and critically analyse data to inform reports and action plans
  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritise own work schedule
  • Knowledge of confidentiality requirements in relation to DPA and GDPR
  • Demonstrates good judgement, negotiation, influencing and persuasion with regard to recognition and resolution of issues of prejudice and discrimination

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Ormskirk Hospital


L39 2AZ

Employer's website

https://www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Martin Garrity



Date posted

11 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum


Fixed term


9 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Ormskirk Hospital


L39 2AZ

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