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Diversity and Inclusion Facilitators Network

Diversity and Inclusion Facilitators work collaboratively with the Dean/Director of Faculty/Directorate, Professor of Diversity, the HR Director, the Equality and Diversity Manager and other School/Directorate Equality and Inclusion Facilitators on the development and implementation of the school Equality and Diversity Plan.  The overall purpose of the role is to:

  • support the mainstreaming and integration of equality and diversity awareness into the day to day activities of the Faculty/Directorate.     
  • provide assistance and advice to Dean/Director to promote equality and diversity across the Faculty/Directorate to both staff and students.
  • ensure the Faculty/Directorate is aware of best practice developments in equality and diversity and of changes to relevant legislation.
  • set local diversity objectives/action plan on an annual basis in conjunction with the Dean/Director.

Specific tasks associated with the role are to:

  • act as the first point of contact and source of local advice on equality and diversity issues and legislation in the wider sense.     
  • cascade news of changes to policy and procedures, best practice and developments in equality and diversity to colleagues and students within the Faculty/Service.
  • collect feedback from staff and students on equality and diversity issues for discussion at equality networks and equality and diversity committees.
  • support and promote consultation with staff and students on equality and diversity initiatives.
  • assist the Dean/Director of Faculty/Directorate annually to produce local diversity objectives supported by a local action plan.
  • meet regularly (at least four times per year) with Dean/Director to review the Faculty’s/Directorate’s progress against objectives.
  • support the Faculty/Directorate in developing local monitoring procedures including equality impact assessment and to report via Equality and Diversity Executive Group to the Equality and Diversity Committee.
  • assess Faculty/Directorate equality and diversity training needs and work with the Equality and Diversity Unit to suggest/design local training and development solutions.

The network, Chaired by Professor Uduak Archibong, who is a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee, is an important forum for discussion and agreement of University-wide policies and initiatives concerning equality.

Membership

 Diversity and Inclusion Facilitators Membership List (PDF, 84.9 KB)

Forthcoming meeting dates for 2016 - 2017

To be confirmed.

 

For further information on the group, please contact: