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Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator

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Job: Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator


Hours: 36.00

Job type: Permanent

Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Swinton

Closing date: 13/05/2021 at 23:59

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Your role: We are looking for a committed and experienced professional who has the flexibility and willingness to work across the breadth of activity involved in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). You will be helping to deliver the coordination and facilitation of our Progressive EDI activities linked to our EDI Strategic ambitions for the organisation. Working across the service to increase awareness of EDI groups and engage staff and volunteers to become Active Allies as stated in The Equality Duty, which has three aims. It requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to: Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it. Continually improving our inclusive culture, striving for excellence together.


About you: This is a varied, exciting and challenging role, and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running to help foster our inclusive culture of excellence. You will bring a talent for supporting and engaging with people, as you will be regularly liaising with internal colleagues and other stakeholders. Enthusiastic and motivated, you are a role model for those around you, bringing your authentic self to the workplace.

You are able to take the lead yourself and bring your own creativity and experience to the team, while embracing the culture and processes of our service. As a Co-ordinator, you will play a crucial role to administer, coordinate and assist the EDI Manager and other specialist departments embed excellent EDI practice.


About us

As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Recourses; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.


We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester.We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation


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Our offer

In return for your hard work, we offer our employees a competitive package as part of our offer, which includes:

  • Flexible working conditions with the ability to accrue 2 flexi days every 4 weeks (up to grade 11)
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusivity with 4 active staff networks for; LGBTA, BAME, Disability and Women’s
  • Family friendly policies including parental leave (maternity, shared parental,adoption, maternity support)
  • Ability to buy additional annual leave
  • Generous Annual leave scheme - 25 days + Bank Holidays per annum upon starting, after 5 years service increase to 30 days + BH and after 10 years service increase to 32 days +BH.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employer investment in training and development, and professional sponsorshipincluding CPD
  • Corporate travel loans
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discount scheme (Mi Rewards) on local and national high street brands
  • Health and wellbeing offer - Occupational Health and Employee Assistance programme
  • Modern city centre offices (role specific)
  • Sports and welfare club


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Please also note, due to COVID-19 and the social distancing guidance, all interviews will be taking place virtually on Microsoft Teams or Skype. For more guidance and hints and tips for remote interviewing see our website: successful on application, the hiring manager will be in contact so that you can both test the technology before the interview.


Employees on the redeployment register will be given priority for any vacancies in the first instance. If employees are identified as a match from the register, then the vacancy may be withdrawn or put on hold pending an outcome.



This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and will require disclosure of all convictions including those considered spent under the Act.The role holder will be subject to an Basic level check by the Disclosure & Barring Service.


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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

13th May 2021