Senior Equalities Officers x 2

Expiring today

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£39,880 - £43,857 per annum
07 Jun 2021
15 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Do you have skills and experience in equalities, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and would like to make a real and lasting difference to our workforce and Sheffield’s diverse communities?

We have two fantastic job opportunities for senior equalities, diversity, and inclusion officers. One role specialises in HR and workforce and the second specialises in equalities and engagement with people across the city.

The Council is to redouble its efforts for positive actions to create the right environment to welcome, engage, support and retain diverse employees and is also committed to new investment to progress equalities and engagement with under-represented communities in our city, so that they can be involved and influence decisions that affect them.  

As the senior equalities officer, you will be creative and innovative, provide expert, professional knowledge for EDI and be able to develop and champion our policies and best practice. As the engagement specialist, you will work with partners across the city using tools to engage and strengthen our relationships with residents and a wide range of communities, including voluntary and faith groups.

For both roles, you will also be skilled at data collection, analysis, evaluation, equality impact assessments and project management using agile and traditional project management techniques. 

Join us, and you will be part of a dynamic and supportive team and will have opportunities to learn and develop your career.  Sheffield is a vibrant, creative and friendly city and is an ideal location for work, studying and socialising, offering one of the best value environments to live in.

We have a national park within our City Borders and are home to creative industries and a thriving Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation District. Sheffield also offers excellent shopping, entertainment, theatres, sport, good schools and excellent transport links - all at affordable prices.  

For further information about how we support the Council to meet the equality duties please take a look at the Council’s website -  - where there is information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, our Equality Objectives and our Annual Equality Report. Also examples include the Equality Partnership - Sheffield Equality Partnership and the Sheffield Consultation Hub - see

For the two roles we are advertising, we would be particularly keen to welcome applications from people who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, people who are disabled and people who are LGBT+ as they are under-represented in our service areas.  We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences.

The posts are temporary until the 31 March 2022 and therefore we would also consider secondments/temporary transfer opportunities from within Sheffield City Council and our partner organisations.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone.  As a Disability Confident employer, we offer guaranteed interviews to disabled people, who meet the minimum essential criteria of this job. We’ll make reasonable adjustments at all stages of the recruitment process, so please let us know if you need these.  

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

Further information please contact either Michele Hassen for the Workforce/HR role at or Adele Robinson for the Equalities and Engagement role at