Equality & Inclusion Officer

This is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in making big changes happen. At Barnsley, we’re shaping a bright new future for our council and our communities. As part of the Equality and Inclusion Team you will help make Barnsley Council a truly equitable  and diverse place to work, delivering accessible and inclusive services to our communities.

Creativity, initiative  and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.

Shape a better future with us

We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.

Your role in our journey

As the Equality and Inclusion Officer, you will support the organisation to deliver work in a way that is inclusive and equitable for people from all backgrounds. You will work as part of a small team who has responsibility for ensuring compliance with our equality duty obligations. You will successfully help directorates to ensure their service delivery positively contributes to the advancement of equality and good relations, and does not affect different groups negatively. This role also gives you the opportunity to support delivery of external diversity festivals.

What you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need a related discipline Level 6 or extensive equivalent experience. You will be able to match your passion and commitment for equality and diversity with the ability to engage, consult and work collaboratively with equality. It is your flair for communicating, working within a team and building working partnerships that really sets you apart. You are comfortable and experienced with the ability to work at senior level, with partners and with diverse members of the community. It is essential that you have experience undertaking equality impact assessments.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Contract Type
Salary and benefits
£34500 to £38000 Per Annum