Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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London School of Economics and Political Science
£68,109 to £87,398 pa inclusive of London allowance
Closing date:
30th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Tuesday 30th May 12pm
Long listing
Monday 5th June
Preliminary interviews
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June
Short listing
Wednesday 14th June
Final panel
Wednesday 28th June


LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.

The EDI Unit at LSE is part of the institution’s central policy-making and strategic planning. The LSE Strategy 2030 highlights our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and to taking relevant action throughout the institution to progress matters in this area. The EDI Office is key to realising our ambition to create an inclusive home for learning and working, and enable every student and staff member to excel.

The primary focus of the role of Head of EDI will be to provide specialist strategic advice and direction to progress and implement the LSE EDI Strategy and related Action Plan, as well as leading the EDI team. The successful candidate will work with the School’s EDI Advisory Board and Senior Management Committee to deliver pragmatic and timely operational imperatives. Working with key stakeholders School-wide and externally, the Head will help to raise the positive profile of EDI activity across LSE, and ensure plans are in place to achieve institutional aspirations and objectives.

Candidates should have substantial specialist in-depth knowledge of EDI matters and obligations facing the Higher Education sector, as well as a proven record of having successfully delivered against complex EDI objectives and strategic plans. The ability to lead, influence and motivate to progress work on behalf of senior stakeholders is essential, as is a resilient and pragmatic approach to operational delivery and raising the profile and understanding of EDI activity.

We offer a competitive occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Manjit Mundair-Lalli at: manjit.mundair-lalli@gatenbysanderson.com.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 24 May (12:00 noon UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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How to Apply

To apply please submit:

  • curriculum vitae (CV) of no more than two pages
  • supporting statement of no more than two pages that addresses the person specification
  • a maximum three-minute video recording where you address the following question: 'How do you get an academic organisation to focus on an equality priority?' - you will be sent a link via email to submit your video the next business day, after you have submitted your CV and supporting statement.
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