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Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

London School of Economics
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from £52,348 to £60,614
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Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Job Description

The EDI Office is a new team within LSE, part of the institution’s central policy-making and strategic planning. The LSE Strategy 2020 highlights our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and to taking relevant action throughout the institution to progress matters in this area – the EDI Office is key to realising this.


The primary focus of the role of Head of EDI will be to provide specialist strategic advice and direction to progress and implement the LSE EDI Strategy and related Action Plan, as well as leading the newly-established EDI team. The Head will work with the School’s EDI Advisory Board and Senior Management Committee to deliver pragmatic and timely operational imperatives. Working with key stakeholders School-wide and externally, the Head will help to raise the positive profile of EDI activity across LSE, and ensure plans are in place to achieve institutional aspirations and objectives.


Candidates should have substantial specialist in-depth knowledge of EDI issues and obligations facing the Higher Education sector, as well as a proven record of having successfully delivered against complex equality objectives and strategic plans. The ability to lead and motivate in order to progress work on behalf of senior stakeholders is essential, as is a resilient and pragmatic approach to progressing EDI and operational delivery.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email


The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 September 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Please note: interviews for this post will be held at LSE on 19 & 20 September 2018.