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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Department of Computer Science. We currently hold   Bronze Athena Swan award and we are working to maintain that in 2023 as well as starting to build the foundations to develop and grow for the future in relation to EDI and Athena Swan.

You will work closely with the department’s Director for Environment (Athena Swan academic lead), Head of Administration and Finance, HR team and officers from the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and members of the Department’s Self-Assessment Team (SAT).

You will assist with the preparation, collection of data and final production for the Department’s re-submission for the Bronze Athena award in 2023, including an action plan aimed at improving gender balance. 

The successful candidate will act as the point of reference, advice and guidance for Athena Swan, liaising with staff and students across the department as part of the exercise.  You will also provide training around EDI to staff. Strong organisational, planning and communication (oral and written) skills are essential, together with a flexible approach, responding to the requests of the Athena Swan SAT.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational and project management skills, familiarity with the University EDI agenda and its broader landscape. Applicants should have a university degree, excellent project management skills, be able to work independently, with the ability to create reports, collate and analyse data, on time and to a high standard, sharing best practice.

Applicants will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday, 7th of June 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in the following two weeks.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Living Wage and Mindful Employer, holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award, HR excellence in Research and Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

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