Vacancy: Senior Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you passionate about equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice?

Are you skilled in driving change across organisations?

Laurelle Brown Training and Consultancy (LBTC) is a dynamic equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) consultancy committed to driving meaningful change within organisations that deliver services to children, young people and families. We are a small and young consultancy dedicated to cultivating inclusive organisations through the making good of commitments and intentions through action and impact. We design and deliver effective organisational strategies, community engagement approaches and workforce development, with a focus on continuous progress and tangible shifts toward inclusive services for children and families. Read more about us here.

LBTC aims to provide organisations with access to innovative, bold, and creative solutions to address their EDI challenges. We use our skills and expertise to identify opportunities that will help clients achieve the greatest impact across systems and organisations. Our approach consists of four core elements:

Innovation, Constructive disruption, People-centred and Evidence-led.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Senior Consultant to join the team to deliver EDI interventions and support to range of clients across the children and young people sectors.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, self-starting, committed and hard-working individual to join us. Someone who understands the complexities, challenges, opportunities, and reward of being a consultant to a diverse range of clients across sectors. Someone who wants to utilise their knowledge and skills to help achieve better outcomes for all children and young people through the developing of more inclusive organisations and services.

Key information 

  • Contract Type: Fixed term (potential to extend)
  • Reports to: Director
  • Location: Remote (UK-based)
  • Hours per week: 21 hours (0.6 FTE)
  • Work pattern: TBC – Flexible working
  • Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)
  • Contract length: 8 months (potential to extend)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Your role 

  • Engage with a range of public, private and voluntary community sector clients to understand their EDI challenges and/or learning and development requirements.
  • Provide strategic thought advice, role-modelling and leadership.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret client and sector data and compare to range of data and insight to identify EDI strengths and issues, and their causes.
  • Present data, findings and data-based recommendations and practical advice to clients from objective perspective and in range of formats, to enable decision making, investment and change.
  • Apply systemic and intersectional lens to design and delivery of bespoke short, medium and long term solutions, interventions and support to meet strategic and operational client needs and achieve change.
  • Develop and implement methods to track key project/programme indicators and milestones in conjunction with relevant team members to enable evaluation oof our service and solutions impact.
  • Deliver interactive, engaging, and motivational online and in-person workshops and sessions; using expertise, past experiences and skill to increase client understanding, awareness and capacity.
  • Review existing systems, models and approaches to identify opportunities for improvement and/or update in the delivery of LBTC’s EDI consultancy, training and facilitation services.
  • Maintain and update LBTC’s systems, models and approach based on regular review of diverse evidence bases, good practice and client feedback.
  • Work with team and stakeholders to grow LBTC and develop organisational initiatives, e.g client surveys & education initiatives, communications campaigns, and sector awards.
  • Extensive collaboration and relationship building with team members, client teams and wider stakeholders.
  • Undertake ongoing personal and professional development to broaden understanding of EDI and children’s safeguarding, keep up to date with current events, movements, policy and legislation and develop and maintain relevant external networks.

What we need from you

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Self-motivated, resilient and committed to EDI and social justice.
  • Outstanding organisational, time-management and prioritisation skills.
  • High level of attention to detail, strong analytical skills and the ability to translate data into insights.
  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills, with experience in building and maintaining positive relationships with range of stakeholders, including community members.
  • Experience of successfully establishing credibility and relationships with senior stakeholders in an EDI, organisational change and/or leadership capacity.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including composing compelling reports, plans and communication tailored to diverse audiences, in plain speak.
  • Confidently work independently, use initiative and take a lead, with ability to move quickly and wear many hats.
  • High level ability to uncover and understand complex or unknown aspects of organisation and/or clients’ needs
  • Skilled in designing and implementing strategic solutions and interventions to drive tangible organisational performance and results (within a children and young people related setting/sector would be advantageous)
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with ability to engage range of participants in both live and online workshops with ease, confidence, enthusiasm, and credibility.
  • Evidence of personal impact both operationally and strategically.
  • Knowledge and experience of using range of methods, tools and approaches to assess the impact of strategic EDI, organisational and/or behaviour change programmes.
  • Excellent IT skills with ability to create range of documents and reports, lead cross-function teams and projects and confidently use virtual platforms and collaboration tools such as Microsoft 365 and Zoom.
  • Demonstrable commitment to continued professional and personal development and leadership experience supporting organisations and individuals to develop and succeed.

To apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4 using 12pt font size) with at least the below points outlined:

  • Why you want to work for LBTC
  • How your experience, knowledge and skills fit the job description
  • What you believe you can add to the team.

Please send CV and cover letter to:

DEADLINE: 9am on Monday 2nd August 2021

INTERVIEWS: 4th – 6th August 2021

We are unable to consider applications that have not been submitted as per the above. 

Candidates are required to complete an assessment as part of the application process.