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Equalities Delivery Manager

Independent Office for Police Conduct
£44,340 per annum (plus London Weighting, if applicable)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Legal, Public Sector
Contract Type
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Diversity and Equality
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Job Title: Equalities Delivery Manager          

Grade: 13

Salary: £44,340 (plus £4,438 London Weighting if applicable)

Location: Any IOPC office


Your role

The Equalities Delivery Manager post has been instrumental in bringing equality, diversity, and inclusion to the top of the agenda at the IOPC. We now have our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy in place and to kick start its delivery we are responding by creating a permanent Delivery Manager position. This is an opportunity for someone to hit the ground running and quickly activate our ambitious plans.


The EDM post is not just about having a passion for inclusion in the workplace (though that is essential), it is about delivering a practical programme of long-term cultural change, driving forward new and ambitious activities, and making tangible leaps towards our inclusion objectives.


The EDM line manages the Equalities Advisor but will also be expected to engage with a variety of colleagues to achieve the delivery plan. An ability to motivate and inspire action from all levels of the organisation will be vital.


This role calls for someone who is self-motivated and creative, who is willing to pick up projects and see them through to completion and can evidence the impact their work is having. You will need to be tenacious and a brilliant collaborator, leveraging support from colleagues across the IOPC. This is a demanding role and not for the faint-hearted.


You will be expected to work at senior level, offering expert opinion, attending the People & Culture Committee, and connecting with Management Board members to promote and deliver our strategy. The role is well supported by the People leadership team and has the backing of our whole People directorate.


Race and ethnicity feature strongly in our strategy, given our background, this won’t be a surprise, however, intersectionality is important at the IOPC and the Equalities Delivery Manager will be responsible for promoting equality and inclusion across all protected characteristics.


We need an agent of change, harnessing the enthusiasm and interest of our staff networks and pushing the boundaries so that the IOPC makes substantial practical progress in becoming an organisation that reflects the communities we serve.



What you will need



  • Substantial demonstrable experience of leading successful equalities programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with marginalised communities that has enabled people who are marginalised to get their voice heard
  • Knowledge of the legislation and best practice that underpins EDI in England and Wales
  • Demonstrable skill in analysing data and drawing valid conclusions from it
  • Able to communicate complex or controversial ideas to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing change
  • Experience of managing or delivering projects
  • A credible knowledgeable advocate for the IOPC in black communities
  • Demonstrable ability to manage own learning and development
  • Experience of working successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders and promoting inclusive working
  • An innovative thinker with a track record of solving problems
  • Self-motivated and organised with a track record of delivering to planned timescales
  • Commitment to matrix management


What we offer

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • PAM employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • staff networks focussed on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • flexible working options


About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK’s most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.



We'll assess you against these Level 3 behaviours during the selection process:

  • Developing Self and Others
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture


This vacancy is using Success Profiles, to find out more, please click here. Throughout the recruitment process we will assess your Experience, Strengths and Values As part of the application process you will be asked to complete four sift stage questions based on the essential criteria. 


This advert may close early due to high applications.

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