Team Overview Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at Ofcom
Diversity, equality and inclusion is fundamental to how Ofcom operates as an employer and as the UK's communications regulator of TV, radio, telecoms and online. Diversity and inclusion means we can effectively represent the people and communities that we serve; it produces creativity, different ideas, perspectives and approaches to problems and work; and creates an environment where people are comfortable being themselves and therefore be their best at work.
The People and Transformation (P&T) team is key to Ofcom delivering its mission and vision and is accountable for the People and Transformation strategy across Ofcom. The structure of the team incorporates Business Partnering, People Operations and Experience, and Centres of Expertise in Culture and Leadership, Talent & Skills, Diversity, and Reward and Policy. We partner with colleagues across the organisation to drive and deliver our People strategy, which includes our D&I strategy, and activities. We also partner with external experts to ensure best practice and to tap into expertise and innovation.
The agenda and strategy for the team is an exciting one which steers a strategic people, talent and culture agenda, and is at the forefront of the digitisation of Ofcom
Purpose of the Role The post holder will work with the Diversity and Inclusion Manager to manage and progress our exciting diversity and inclusion culture and talent ambitions at Ofcom. As D&I cuts across all areas of HR, the post holder will work closely with the P&T team, as well as with a wide range of colleagues at all levels across Ofcom. You will also work with external partners to access best practice and innovation for the delivery our diversity and inclusion work. The postholder will be a key point of contact for Diversity and Inclusion at Ofcom.
You will be part of a friendly and helpful team, made up of around 30 colleagues, who are committed to working together to deliver work that makes a real difference to colleagues and to consumers and our stakeholders. The role reports to the Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Requirements of the Role
- Guide on benchmarking and accreditation activities from start to end, track and monitor progress (examples are the Social Mobility Index, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Times Top 50 Employers for Women and Carers Accreditation etc.).
- Guide our corporate duty and outreach, including managing key community engagement events and volunteering activities and recommending new ones.
- Provide D&I team sponsor, including co-ordination and development of diversity events, ad-hoc data requests, procurement input, build D&I knowledge and capability within the P&T team and operational activities
- Engage with and build relationships with internal diversity heads and networks/groups as well as external partners.
- Contribute to our data study and reporting, pulling out insights and recommendations.
- Demonstrate the Ofcom values of excellence, collaboration, agility and empowerment in the work you produce (what you deliver) as well as how you do it (behaviours).
Skills, knowledge and experience
- Previous experience in an organisational D&I or HR capacity
- Strong project management and time management skills to meet deadlines and timescales
- Proven record of being able to juggle and prioritise workloads and react to changing priorities
- Proven ability to build collaborative relationships with others inside and outside own area
- Ability to work objectively and proactively, with a curiosity to find out more
- Genuine interest in, commitment to and knowledge of the principles of diversity and equality
- Ability to comprehend and investigate data and explain the information in a way that is easily understood to a range of audiences
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Good numeracy skills.
Qualifications A HR qualification is desirable but not essential. The important factors are directly relevant experience to the role and demonstration of the competencies outlined
Competences Below are some of the key Ofcom competencies that are expected at Associate level. The competencies are used to assess and evaluate colleague performance in role.
- Planning, project and programme management:
- Relationship management - internal and external:
- Communication - written and oral:
- Problem solving and analysis:
- Knowledge and expertise
Further Information Adjustments
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