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30th October 2018

Head of Diversity & Inclusion - National Trust


The National Trust was founded to look after beautiful and historic places for the whole nation: for ever, for everyone. We have over 20 million visits to our houses, parks and gardens each year, but we know we have much further to go to be, and to be seen as, more relevant, accessible and welcoming to a more diverse cross section of society.

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Diversity and Inclusion to drive best practice across the organisation. We aim to be relevant and accessible to everyone, this will affect every aspect of our work: from the stories we tell to the way we market ourselves, the welcome we give to everyone, and who we are as an organisation. We passionately want to see diversity hard-wired into how we work as an organisation, and your role will be to provide expert guidance to help shape our actions.

What it's like to work here

We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis, There are approximately 500 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here. Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards.

Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.

What you'll be doing

You will be the Trust’s expert on diversity & inclusion working with senior managers from across the whole organisation and bringing much needed expertise and experience in delivering real change in this area.

You will work across the organisation to foster a working, learning environment t, and inspire others inside and outside the National Trust to engage with this important mission. You’ll be well connected, creative, collaborative, have an appetite for change and a real commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming environment that respects all individuals and the contributions they bring.

Who we're looking for

To achieve this you’ll need:

  • A Strong understanding of equality and diversity legislations and best practices and experience embedding and delivering
  • Experience in leading and managing projects to deliver increased diversity and a strong culture of inclusion
  • Excellent stakeholder management both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of barriers to equality of opportunity and diversity and applying or developing strategies to overcome them
  • Proven programme management skills, able to plan and prioritise work, managing benefits, time and budget

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 11 November 2018

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