EDI Manager - The Francis Crick Institute

  • Guildford
  • Reading
The EDI manager will be our key advisor in this area, helping us to ensure we go beyond our obligations under equalities legislation, and help shape and deliver on our aspirations.
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EDI Manager                                                             

Up to £60K Per Annum with excellent benefits

Based in Kings Cross, Central London

Are you ready to deliver the EDI strategy for one of the ultimate social purpose organisations?

We are an independent organisation, established to be a UK flagship for discovery research in biomedicine. Our founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Imperial College London, King's College London, Wellcome, UCL, and Cancer Research UK.

Here 1500 researchers and support staff bring together their wide-ranging knowledge and expertise to work across disciplines and explore biology at all levels, from molecules through cells to entire organisms.

The Crick’s mission is discovery without boundaries. We don’t limit the direction our research takes. We want to understand more about how living things work to help improve treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease, and generate economic opportunities for the UK.

EDI at the Crick is an essential part of how we work. Our EDI Committee and approach were formed right at the inception of the Crick, in April 2015. It is a key part of the Crick’s strategy. The Crick’s approach to EDI has been bottom-up, forming our committee from a group of volunteers, representative of the roles and departments in the Crick, and of different types of diversity.

In recent months we have rewritten our EDI Strategy, to align with the Crick’s overall strategy, and we are taking ambitious and proactive approach. As the EDI agenda has grown, through our work on Athena Swan, with Stonewall, and now the Race Equality Charter, it has become clear that we need a dedicated EDI Manager, to drive the work forward and take on the realisation of our strategy.

Based in our state-of-the-art building in Kings Cross, Central London the role will report to the Chief People Officer and manage one position; a Diversity Advisor and work closely with the HR Team.

This role will be our key advisor in this area, helping us to ensure we go beyond our obligations under equalities legislation, and help shape and deliver on our aspirations.

 Key responsibilities

 These include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the implementation of the EDI strategy
  • Proactively manage the EDI action plans – EDI, Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter and Stonewall to ensure priorities are met
  • Ensure that all colleague groups are engaged and have a voice on the topic of EDI in the organisation and engage with the employee networks to learn from their experiences and shape policy
  • Ensure the EDI policy and approaches are reflective of best practice and initiate new EDI policies, procedures and practices to further the EDI agenda
  • Ensure that robust data collection and analysis are in place for recruitment, staff data, pay, promotions and training
  • Support the Chief People Officer in prioritising EDI initiatives and obtaining Executive level buy-in
  • Lead the development and delivery of training and education on equality, diversity and inclusion for all levels of the organisation
  • Write and present relevant board papers and business cases for senior exec consideration and support
  • Manage the relationships and community of practice for EDI managers across our partner institutes to share best practice
  • A passion for the Crick’s mission
  • Thorough knowledge of EDI legislation, policy and best practice
  • Proven experience of leading EDI initiatives end-to-end
  • Experience of developing and implementing EDI strategy
  • Highly skilled in report writing and data analysis
  • Professional qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent practical experience

 About You

You embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial. You are a skilled influencer with the ability to engage multiple stakeholders in addition to the following:

The Crick is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from communities across the UK and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. The Crick would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

If you have a disability and require specific support during the recruitment process, please contact our retained consultants BAME Recruitment to explore what adjustments we can make to facilitate your success. You can contact BAME Recruitment by emailing: enny@bamerecruitment.com

Closing date: Sunday 25th July 2021 at 11.59pm

For a more detailed role brief and details of how to apply, please follow this link: 

EDI Manager | The Francis Crick




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