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Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Harris Hill is excited to be working with the Institute of Physics in its search for a new Head of Diversity and Inclusion to lead its work in making the physics community an inclusive place to work, with diversity, equality and inclusion at its heart.

Instead of DEI in the context of HR, this position rather focuses on external engagement, stakeholder engagement and management, and advocacy. Working with the IoP's various Heads of Departments, the postholder will build and develop an innovative programme to bring systemic change in diversity and inclusion to the physics community, providing leadership and engagement through strategy policy decisions and initiatives to influence key partners, stakeholders and decisionmakers. Heading up a small team of diversity and inclusion professionals, this position will focus predominantly on influencing high-level, strategic stakeholders. The postholder will also ensure that the Diversity and Inclusion programme feeds into all other areas of the IoP and its membership, such as serving on steering committees.

As such, the postholder will have not only excellent high-level stakeholder engagement and management skills, but will also be a thought leader on diversity, equality and inclusion. A background in physics / science, or even the charity / membership sectors, is not essential; instead, the Institute of Physics is interested in receiving a diversity of applications, whether that's from the third, corporate or legal sector or otherwise. Moreover, the Institute of Physics offers flexitime and working from home; and, importantly, it is not essential that the role be based in London.

This is a full-time, permanent position paying circa 60,000 p.a., with a degree of flexibility for the right candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your most up-to-date CV to Harry Marven. Please note that at this stage, only CVs are required for the application process, although supporting statements in addition will also be accepted. Applications will be sent by Tuesday 21st January.