AboutPart political, part business and part charity – NUS (National Union of Students) is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! Our Vision is of NUS as a pioneering, innovative and powerful campaigning organisation: the definitive national voice of students. We will fight barriers to education, empower students to shape both a quality learning experience and the world around them, supporting influential, democratic and well-resourced students’ unions. Our professional team of over 220 creative NUS colleagues work together every day to support elected student leaders - as they make change in the world and improve the lives of students - we help make it happen!
What’s the job?
We place a high value on diversity and celebrate individuality, and a commitment to liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the student movement. We are looking for a part-time Director of Race Equity & Inclusion (21 hours per week) who shares our values, to help us improve the experiences of staff, officers and volunteers across the NUS Group and our member students’ unions. You will be an ambassador for our brand and values, building effective relationships across the NUS and promoting equity amongst stakeholders. You will set and lead Race Equity and Inclusion strategy, and you’ll programme manage the successful delivery of our 5-year Race Equity plan, ensuring activity and outcomes are delivered successfully. You will also be a key member of the NUS executive team, ensuring equity is at the heart of leadership and decision-making. So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.
Who you are
You have a well-developed knowledge of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, including an in-depth understanding of intersectionality, race and racism in all its forms, which you translate into organisational strategies and plans.
You have considerable, credible experience of delivering Equity and Inclusion programmes and strategy and planning at a senior, strategic level.
A skilled programme manager, or a manager of large-scale change, your experience will have included achieving key outcomes around cultural and behavioural change.
You are already operating at a senior management level or advising senior managers as a strategic business partner.
You are totally at home reporting to, being a member of, or directly supporting governance structures such as Boards, Councils or Committees.
A skilled leader, team player and manager of teams, your well-developed emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills mean you are comfortable motivating and developing people to great effect.
You have experience in the education sector, or in a not-for-profit, democratic or public policy organisation – or preferably a combination of these.
In return we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.
We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.
We place a high value on diversity and individuality; you can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.