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Director of the Office for Institutional Equity

At Leeds Trinity University, we aspire to make a difference to the people, the professions and the places that we serve. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our University community.

We are ranked top in Yorkshire for learning community and pride ourselves on being the University where our students are a name, not just a number. The University has a distinctive, employability-focused educational offer; working closely with employers to provide professional placement opportunities to prepare our learners for the world of work or further study and deliver excellent student outcomes.

Our ambition is to have wider impact with our applied research and knowledge exchange engagement, with staff contributing to the University’s growth of quality provision in undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation and degree apprenticeship programmes as we work to become known as a centre for research excellence.

We are committed to improving the representation, progression and success of all staff and students, and we are the first university in Yorkshire to receive the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. We also offer a wide range of benefits including flexible working opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader for the newly created Office for Institutional Equity. As a member of the University’s Leadership Team and an attendee of University Executive Board, the position of Director of the OIE will be both a challenging and rewarding one.

With the ability to advocate and influence across the University, support and challenge institutional performance in closing attainment and employment gaps, the Director will lead a programme of training, engagement, accreditation, monitoring and integrated practice improvement. The Director will work collaboratively with the other departments/units to improve the quality of life for students, staff, and the community of Leeds Trinity University.

The ideal candidate will be a clear strategic thinker with strong influencing skills and an outstanding track record in leading and managing positive organisational change in a large, complex institution. They will have extensive experience managing, directing, and improving outcomes regarding equality, diversity & inclusion, with in-depth knowledge of related regulations and policies.

Interviews for this post are expected to take place on 24thSeptember 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be offered the opportunity to visit the campus for an accompanied tour.

Leeds Trinity University values diversity and inclusion and particularly encourages applications from the following groups as they are currently under-represented at this level within the University: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. The University will consider all forms of flexible working arrangements.

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