Equality and Diversity Officer

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Equality and Diversity Officer

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Heidelberg, Germany

Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: DG Office
Job number: HD01523
Contract Type: Staff Member
Closing Date: 2 June 2019
Job Function: Administrative Officer (gr. 4-6)

About the team/job

EMBL is committed to raising awareness of issues facing women, men and minority groups in science. We want to address and challenge preconceptions, and inspire staff of all backgrounds at different stages in their scientific careers, removing impediments to equality and career progression.

Your role

As a consequence of this commitment to equality and diversity, EMBL is seeking an experienced Equality and Diversity Officer, able to take a strategic approach to developing and embedding plans, policies and practices that will bring improved equality and diversity to EMBL. In this new role, you will work closely with leadership and staff at Heidelberg and in EMBL's other sites, coordinating activities and extending pilot projects. You will also network outside of EMBL, attending conferences and events to bring existing best practice in the area of equality and diversity into EMBL.

Reporting to the Chair of EMBL´s Equality and Diversity Committee and located at EMBL's Heidelberg headquarters, you will work closely with the Equality and Diversity Officer based at EMBL-EBI in Hinxton. You will be part of EMBL's Equality and Diversity Committee, convening and minuting meetings and coordinating the activities of its working groups. In addition, you will develop an equality and diversity action plan which will establish a clear direction and actions to bring about change.

You will work very closely with the Chair of the Equality and Diversity committee on helping to fulfil its goals, and widely with other colleagues across the organisation's sites. A key stakeholder will be the Human Resources Team, as one of the key tasks will be to analyse human resource data to establish a statistical benchmark and produce annual statistical reports and charts thereafter.

You have

We are looking for a person with a demonstrated track record in the field of Equality and Diversity, with good strategic vision, able to both conceive and implement an equality and diversity action plan. You are an enthusiastic self-starter with the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing equality and diversity landscape and to take on new tasks as and when they occur.

You will have the following experience and skills:

  • Educated to degree level;
  • Minimum of two years' experience of working in the field of Equality and Diversity;
  • Possessing an insatiable interest in developments in the field of Equality and Diversity;
  • Numerate and possessing strong skills in the use of Excel and the presentation of data and statistics;
  • Willing to work collaboratively with another Equality and Diversity officer based in Hinxton, Cambridge;
  • Well organised, self-starting and focussed on delivery of key tasks;
  • Able to travel regularly within Europe;
  • Confident to engage with Faculty, leadership, staff and stakeholders;
  • Good writing skills for the production of reports;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

You might also have:

  • Experience working internationally is desirable, though not required.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else you need to know

We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

The working language of the institute is English.

Should you be called to interview, you will be set a practical skills test appropriate to the demands of the role.

Please note that appointments on fixed-term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Applications from women are especially welcome as EMBL is committed to working towards achieving better gender balance in its faculty and workforce.

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