University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Ref. 50052351

Salary £39,236 - £44,617 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department/School People, Culture and Wellbeing

Location Wells Street, London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. The University's People Culture and Wellbeing department are looking to expand their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team in order to drive the delivery of the inclusivity objectives within the Being Westminster Strategy, as well as work in collaboration with the EDI Committee and embed delivery of the EDI Strategy and goals.

The EDI Officer will support the EDI Manager in actively engaging all stakeholders to promote, develop, embed and continuously monitor the University's EDI agenda. You will take a lead role in promoting EDI through developing pro-active and supportive guidance and governance, as well as attend and contribute to relevant University committees, producing regular monitoring and progress reports to present to the EDI Committee. You will support the implementation of professional support structure for all colleague networks, providing operational and administrative support as required.

The successful candidate will have relevant practical knowledge and experience, including good working knowledge or the Equality Act 2010 and equality charters, frameworks and kite marks. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, as well as effectively work as a strong team player. You should have a passion and commitment to EDI.

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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 3 June 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only): [email protected]


Job details


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


May 14, 2024

Application deadline

May 27, 2024

Job type



Social Science

About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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