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Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Sheffield United Football Club are looking for a highly motivated, progressive thinking Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager to join our team and share our passion for EDI. The successful candidate will be progress driven, taking responsibility for working to meet the requirements of the Equality Standard as directed by the football league.

Sheffield, S2 4SU
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About Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager

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21 hours per week (3 days)


Bramall Lane

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Head of HR



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Sheffield United Football Club are looking for a highly motivated, progressive thinking Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager to join our team and share our passion for EDI. The successful candidate will be progress driven, taking responsibility for working to meet the requirements of the Equality Standard as directed by the football league. The EDI Manager should also have strong communication skills with the ability to build a good rapport as the role will include advising on EDI related issues and the Club's commitment to equality.

If you are looking for a new, exciting challenge and the chance to make a real difference within the workplace by creating and implementing a Club-wide equality strategy whilst being an ambassador and role model for EDI best practice, then this could be the role for you.

Role Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for effective ED&I communication within and across the Club, producing and recommending actions required to achieve the aims of the ED&I strategy.
  • Demonstrate the Club commitment to equality at the highest level and communicate this to all supporter's, staff and stakeholders.
  • Development and continuous review of the Club Equality Policy in line with activity or changes to legislation and any other policies relevant to the ED&I work.
  • Produce an Equality Action Plan in partnership with the Community Foundation and any other stakeholders for all areas of the Club.
  • Undertake equality monitoring of all Staff, Players, Supporters, review the data and identify key trends and priority areas of work.
  • Provide clear guidelines for reporting and managing incidents of discrimination, harassment or abuse.
  • Build relationships with local under-represented communities and individuals.
  • Implement and regularly review the Equality Action Plan.
  • Identify actions that will work towards increasing the diversity of the Club fan base and employees.
  • Determine how we will use Equality Impact Assessments to support the successful implementation of new policies and initiatives.
  • Identify/recommend appropriate training and/or briefings to all staff and key personnel associated with the club.
  • Demonstrate good practice in the way we address under-representation across all levels and areas of activity and measures the effectiveness of this through Equality Impact Assessments.
  • Provide expertise and be a point of contact for support and guidance on a range of diversity and inclusion matters.
  • Pro-actively review and recommend new opportunities with key stakeholders/departments to further support the success of our ED&I objectives, such as new job boards, new training, new policies, external working groups etc.
  • To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
  • To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
  • To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
  • To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.
  • Any other reasonable requests as directed by management

Essential Criteria for the role:

  • A solid understanding of the Equality Act 2010
  • Ability to network and build relationships in a variety of areas
  • Experience working at a strategic level
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to extract and understand data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate
  • Ability to champion ED&I issues and challenge appropriately
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to prioritise workload

Desirable Criteria for the role:

  • Experience of delivering training
  • Awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion and how it relates to the football industry
  • A relevant Degree or professional qualification (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, CIPD)

Application Process

To apply for this opportunity with Sheffield United Football Club, please head over to the Vacancies page on our Club website which will provide further instruction with regards to downloading the application form: https://www.sufc.co.uk/vacancies/.

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to hr@sufc.co.uk stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th July 2022.
Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

Eligibility for Employment in the UK

In accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.

Equality and Diversity

Sheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Sheffield United FC are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. If you would like further information regarding the scheme and how we are able to support disabled persons within the workplace, then please contact our HR team at hr@sufc.co.uk

Safer Recruitment

Sheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club's Safeguarding Statement please access the following link: https://www.sufc.co.uk/club/policies/safeguarding-policy

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