The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the Higher Education sector, delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access and business engagement. Having begun life over 190 years ago to enhance the education and skills base of the workforce of what is today a major industrial conurbation we have continued to fulfil and develop the role to meet the needs of the regions we serve. As the ‘University of Opportunity’, the University of Wolverhampton is an integral part of economic growth and social change within the West Midlands and beyond.
With over 10,000 students, Education, Health and Wellbeing is the largest Faculty in the University with seven Schools: Public Health Studies, Psychology, Sport, Society and Community, Allied Health and Midwifery, Nursing and Education. As a professionally-oriented Faculty, we are deeply embedded within the region, working with hundreds of partners in the West Midlands but also nationally and internationally.
We are now seeking to appoint a Director of Diversity and Inclusion in Professional Practice who can support us on our Diversity and Inclusion journey to continue to ensure greater inclusivity and to achieve equity of outcome for all who study and work with us. Reporting into the Dean of Faculty, you will play a key role in the senior Faculty Executive Team and will be responsible for creating and leading the Faculty’s diversity and inclusion strategy as well as the development of collaborative D&I projects with external partners in the education, health and wellbeing sectors, overseeing research, knowledge exchange, practice collaborations and securing external funding.
This is an exciting time to join the University of Wolverhampton as we are embarking onto the next stage in our journey, and we are seeking an inspiring leader. You will have experience in the field of diversity and inclusion and will have professional standing within one or more of the faculty’s discipline areas. You will be enthusiastic about developing diversity and inclusion internally with colleagues as well as externally building strong partnerships with organisations such as hospitals or schools to better deliver on diversity and inclusion issues.
Key to the Faculty’s strategy is increasing the diversity of senior leadership and so we particularly welcome applications from Black and Global Majority candidates who are under-represented at this level.
For further information on the role and to apply, please see Supporting Documentation below:
Closing date: 5pm on Friday, 20th May 2022.