Job DescriptionReady for a new challenge driving diversity and inclusion across our services?
You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare
A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’. This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.
You’re not just a passionate advocate of fairness, diversity and inclusion. You’re someone who genuinely believes in the business benefits they can bring to an organisation. What’s more, you have the talents to deliver those benefits. Which means you’ve just found a career opportunity to match your ambitions.
Our key areas of the strategy are:
Fix the basics – Inclusive patient policies & practices, inclusive processes and effective systems, estates and facilities review of access, mobility and gender neutrality functionality, clear channels, tools and resources to promote inclusion for our patients, carers and staff, inclusion training integrated in formal training offering, mobilise and expand employee networks, create and manage patient networks, D&I management information tools.
Improved BAME representation – Develop an attraction strategy for BAME talent, diverse shortlists and selection panels for all senior manager and above leadership roles, specialist development programme for BAME talent and mentoring opportunities with senior leadership.
Disability – Mental Health in the Workplace – Improved disclosure to support meaningful intervention and reporting, clear business case for flexible working, mental health awareness training in formal wellbeing and training offering.
Improved female representation – Develop an attraction strategy for female talent, diverse shortlists and selection panels for all leadership roles, specialist development programme for female talent and mentoring opportunities with senior leadership
Five key things to know about this role
1. This is a key position in the Charity that’s a million miles away from a public-sector style, box-ticking job. You’ll be focused on developing and embedding the latest best practice, but you will also need to take a hands on approach with event and programme management.
2. You’ll be reporting directly to our Head of HR Services with responsibility for implementing a strategy that integrates diversity and inclusion into every aspect of what we do for our patients and people.
3. Employee engagement is at the heart of the remit. We’re already meeting our legal and regulatory requirements successfully. We want you to lead us on a journey from compliance to celebration – a celebration of everyone’s differences and individuality.
4. This is a high profile role both within the organisation and externally. We want you to be a highly visible presence who maximises the benefits of internal and external relationships, networks and partnerships, as well as the web and relevant media.
5. We’ve already had successes but are hungry for more. Ultimately, your success will help us build a reputation as the most progressive, and attractive, employer in our sector and a match for leading employers in any sector. That will be some achievement for your CV.
And a little more about you
Due to the importance of the role, we are looking for an impressive mix of experience, skills and knowledge – including strong project management and influencing skills. You’ll be adept at creating plans, strategies and learning interventions. You’ll also be unafraid of the spotlight and keen to make as big an impact as possible.
A final point
Our HR Director, Martin Kersey said: “St Andrew’s has a wonderfully diverse patient group and workforce which we are very proud of, this is your opportunity to not only help the Charity engage further with all of our patients and people, but also to embed best of practice within the Charity”.
Then we’d love you to apply here.
Closing date: 17 November 2019