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Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £43,413 to £51,805 per annum pro rata (0.8 FTE) £34,730 - £41,444
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 22 August 2022
Reference:  047422

Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded conservatoires in the UK, with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from our wide variety of programmes each year.  As well as providing professional training and study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, GSA also runs a Junior Conservatoire, a vibrant Saturday School and a number of other short courses, as well as a full programme of public productions and events.

We are seeking an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager who will join us to continue our work developing a strategic and operational framework for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI); who will contribute to leadership for GSA EDI, and to EDI strategy and activity in the wider Faculty.  You will be pivotal in supporting ongoing cultural change and creating an inclusive environment, where all equality issues are firmly embedded within GSA’s procedures and practices, without exception. 

The successful candidate will take responsibility for developing and implementing EDI strategies, policies and initiatives that will affect positive cultural and systemic change. Some of these already exist (e.g. our Athena Swan action plan and Anti-Racism Action Plan), and we need to build and grow this work across all areas. You will be a key part of promoting best practice in EDI, as well as acting as an ambassador for EDI, raising awareness and identifying priority areas for targeted action.  

We are looking for a collaborative person who will work closely and supportively with staff across academic, professional and technical roles, students, key stakeholders and members of the School, Faculty and University committees as appropriate. 

We are actively committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse staff team at the GSA. We understand creating and maintaining a work environment in which all social groups are represented and moreover, feel safe and respected, is something we must work at. We do not take this for granted. We see anti-racism and anti-discrimination more broadly as a life-long commitment.  We are working towards removing all barriers that staff, applicants and students may experience. Steps taken include having gender-balanced and racially diverse panels, undertaking anti-racism and race equity training, unconscious bias training and considering all candidates against a clear, realistic and well-defined person specification.  We would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from the Global majority, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans.   Appointments will also be made on merit.

If you feel you have the requisite skills and experience and would like to join our team then please do get in touch.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Catherine McNamara, Head of GSA at 

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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