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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Intern

Graduate Internship Scheme

Location:  Graduate Internship Scheme
Salary:  £19,100 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 August 2022
Reference:  UNI4JC506
Further details:    Job Description    

The Organisation:

The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Internship offers an opportunity for someone to gain experience in different aspects of EDI whilst learning more about the work of our wider teams, such as marketing and HR.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has an interest in and a passion for equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

Main Purpose of Role:

To support the EDI Manager with providing support, knowledge, and advice about developments in equality legislation and diversity and inclusion best practice. To contribute to the delivery of equality, diversity and inclusion projects and initiatives across the University and associated recognition schemes.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Provide support to the EDI Manager across our EDI Strategy, action plans and major projects to ensure our work has real impact.
• Co-ordinating activity to support equality charter marks, including collating evidence to support submissions, liaising with self-assessment teams and maintaining Microsoft Teams sites.
• To provide administrative support for EDI activity including answering queries, arranging meetings (including networks) and supporting committees.
• To contribute to the development of EDI policies and good practice by undertaking desktop research on existing policies and practice in other organisations.
• Co-ordinating, maintaining and assisting in the development and delivery of the progressive EDI training and awareness programme and support colleagues in the organisational development team with the admin of our EDI initiatives.
• Work with colleagues to manage the EDI calendar of events throughout the year, maximising interest and engagement across the institution
• Design internal marketing communications to promote and engage with our people and drive interest and engagement in our programmes and initiatives.
• Maintain the EDI SharePoint hub of resources with up to date and relevant information.
• Conduct research activities in the EDI space.
• Work with the finance team to ensure suppliers are set up and paid.
• To help produce high-quality EDI materials and resources such as presentations, guidance documents, and leaflets.
• Maintain the EDI webpages with Digital Marketing Support.
• Support the staff networks and network chairs
• Attend the University’s EDISRG as required.
• Carry out any other duties which may, from time to time, be reasonably requested within the grade and level of responsibility of the post

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However, we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

To Apply:

Early application is encouraged.

Please submit a comprehensive CV and Covering Letter within one document, ensuring to include the reference number UNI4/JC/506 via

Within the covering letter please detail how you fulfil the criteria in the role profile and explain how you can demonstrate a passion for equality, social justice, and inclusion.

Should you have any question regarding the role please contact

Please Note: Will be held on Interviews are 30/8/22 and potential Start Date 5/9/22.

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