The Mayor of London is inviting applications from individuals to a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group designed to bring together stakeholders with expertise in the various forms of inequality and discrimination that Londoners can face.
A successful city needs to work well for all residents. Everyone should be able to share in its prosperity, culture and community life regardless of their age, social class, disability, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or whether they are pregnant or have young children.
The Mayor is looking to appoint up to 20 members to bring their skills and experience to realise this vision – to create a truly inclusive London. The Mayor wants to work in a new way with external experts to support the implementation of the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The EDI Advisory Group will have a twin focus on guiding City Hall’s work to tackle inequality and create a fairer city, while ensuring the many key external stakeholders that informed the drafting of the strategy continue to be heard and involved on an ongoing basis.
Members will also perform an important functional role in convening a set of wider stakeholder networks which the Mayor and the GLA will draw upon for advice and guidance. Members will bring excellent knowledge of the opportunities and challenges involved in securing greater fairness across the city. In particular, we are seeking expertise in poverty and socio-economic status, disability equality, older people’s equality, LGBT+ equality, gender equality and race equality.
If you share the Mayor’s passion and ambition to tackle inequalities and create a truly inclusive city please read the Application Pack for full details of the role and recruitment process. You can also download an Easy Read version of the Application Pack (Easy Read)
London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments. The aim is that the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group contains a broad range of experience and reflects London’s diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and a covering letter (max 4 sides in total) via our online recruitment system. You will also be asked to provide recruitment monitoring information. The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as the Member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group, in particular addressing the criteria listed under the person specification. For full details on the application process please read the Application Pack