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Join the ECU team and work to support equality and diversity in higher education across the UK and colleges in Scotland

ECU works in the complex, interesting and ever-developing areas of equality and diversity and higher education and colleges in Scotland. We are committed to making a difference for staff and students. Join our team as we work to improve diversity and ensure equality of progression and success for people in the UK HE sector and in colleges in Scotland.

See the Current opportunities to join our team section below.

  • Race Equality Charter manager maternity cover (0.6 FTE) fixed term 9-12 months
  • Senior policy adviser (0.8 FTE)
  • Equality charters operations manager

ECU welcomes all applicants and particularly men, disabled people and those from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented at ECU at Grade D, Grades C and D, and Grade A respectively.

Current opportunities to join the team >

Race Equality Charter manager maternity cover (0.6 FTE) fixed term 9-12 months

ECU is seeking to recruit a Race Equality Charter manager to lead the strategic and operational development, planning and delivery of ECU’s Race Equality Charter.

Salary: £39,172 pro rata per annum (pay award pending)

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 30 May at 12 noon

Please complete and return the Race Equality Charter manager application form after consulting the Race Equality Charter manager information pack.

Senior policy adviser (0.8 FTE)

ECU is seeking to recruit a Senior policy adviser focusing on race equality with responsibility for researching, developing and providing professional policy advice, guidance and support on equality and diversity issues to the UK higher education sector and colleges in Scotland.

Salary: £39,172 pro rata per annum (pay award pending) 

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 30 May at 12 noon

Please complete and return the Senior policy adviser application form after consulting the Senior policy adviser information pack.

Equality charters operations manager

ECU is seeking to recruit an Equality charters operations manager to manage the operation of ECU’s two equality charters: the Athena SWAN Charter, which aims to improve gender equality in higher education, and the Race Equality Charter, which aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students in higher education.

Salary: £39,172 per annum (pay award pending)

Deadline for applications: Monday 5 June at 12 noon 

Please complete and return the Equality charters operations manager application form after consulting the Equality charters operations manager information pack.

Benefits of working for ECU >

We believe that our team should be supported and have continuous learning and development opportunities. We offer a comprehensive employee assistance programme and have a strong commitment to employee welfare.

Benefits include:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with 4 additional discretionary days
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexitime system
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Season ticket loans
Equality monitoring >

ECU values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to ECU’s HR team we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our equality and diversity monitoring survey. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, if you choose not to your application will not be adversely affected.