22P-102 EDI Manager

22P-102 EDI Manager

Location: The Pirbright Institute

Organisation position and purpose

This is a new opportunity for a passionate  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead to inform and lead the delivery of our continual EDI improvement plans across the Institute. Pirbright is committed to being a fully inclusive organisation and ensuring that EDI is at the centre of everything we do. The Institute currently holds a Bronze Athena Swan award and has made considerable progress with gender equality across  many areas of the Institute. This role will be responsible for continuing our positive progress by further embeding EDI into our everyday ways of working so that it is sustainable and becomes a permanant part of our culture.


The EDI Lead will be responsible for leading the ongoing development and delivery of the Institute’s EDI strategy which will build a culture of inclusivity that values differences, actively addresses discrimination and creates a sense of belonging. All colleagues will feel valued, developed and can be themselves. The role holder will be the primary contact on all matters relating to EDI for the Institute supported by the Institute’s EDI Committee (EDIC).


Main duties and responsibility

  • To be the key professional expert on all matters relating to EDI.
  • Responsible for the management and implementation of Pirbright’s EDI strategy and related action plans.
  • Lead on driving the embedding of EDI into our everyday ways of working at the Institute.
  • Monitor and review the impact of the EDI strategy including related action plans and all equality, diversity and inclusion practices and policies.
  • Suggest new and innovative ways to deliver the EDI strategy.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to colleagues and departments on EDI matters.
  • Produce regular update reports for the EDIC and senior leadership.
  • To be an active member of the Institute EDIC and drive the actions arising in a timely manner.
  • To be a champion of positive organisational culture.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained in line with GDPR and compliance requirements.
  • Review current processes and policies regularly to ensure they are robust and meet business need.


This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by their line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of The Pirbright Institute.

All employees shall actively participate in the Institute-wide quality assurance system in conjunction with the Institute’s Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, for example individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people with disabilities (visible and hidden).  We are committed to taking steps to increase the diversity of our employee and student community and removing any barriers to opportunities and success.


Personal specification
For this role we are looking for someone who has a good time management, reliability under pressure, decision making/problem solving skills, strong attention to detail, capacity to work alone and as part of a team, able to critically analyse own work, organized, systematic and flexible, ability to meet deadlines action-oriented and results driven.



  • A relevant degree or equivalent training/experience.
  • Knowledge of the Equalities legislation and the application of EDI principles (preferably in a regulated sector/organisation).
  • A developed understanding, passion and commitment to the principles of EDI.
  • Experience as an EDI advisor/manager with a track record in effecting change and impact.
  • Experience of delivering to Key Performance Indicators / Metrics
  • Ability to influence and bring people together.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills.
  • The ability and confidence to establish effective relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Capable of working independently and assessing priorities.
  • Ability to adapt in approach and to respond to changing requirements to obtain best outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative approach.
  • Accurate data recording and record keeping.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Excellent MS Office skills.



  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


Due to the nature of the work we do, all successful applicants will be required to go through a comprehensive screening process including reference and qualification checks, financial and security clearances.


What we offer

  • Generous Group Personal Pension Scheme and life cover (subject to age and earnings).
  • 25 days annual leave per annum, pro rata, plus 10.5 public and privilege days.
  • Buy and sell annual leave.
  • Option to carry over up to two weeks annual leave (pro-rata).
  • Pirbright gym with subsidised membership.
  • Pirbright social club.
  • Pirbright Lifestyle Hub (employee discount site .
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Subsidised staff restaurant.
  • Childcare allowance.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Electric Car charging facilities.


To apply for this vacancy please visit our careers page -Jobs | The Pirbright Institute

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within one month from closing date of the vacancy, then please contact us on jobs@pirbright.ac.uk for an update.

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