REF: DP22

Reporting to the Head of Equality Inclusion, you will ensure that the ODA’s equality monitoring systems operate effectively.

You will produce timely reports analysing data and ensuring that reports are disseminated to achieve the greatest effect in driving forward change by contractors, the Delivery Partner, ODA and external partners.

Responsibility for data collection and storage rests with the Head of Employment and Training and will be done as an integral part of the overall performance management systems.

Principal accountabilities

* Specify equality monitoring requirements to the Head of Employment and Training, and assist in further developing, implementing and maintaining effective and efficient systems for collection and storage of equality monitoring data across the supply chain, in relation to workforce, trainees, recruitment process, company ownership and procurement process

* Assist the Employment and Training Manager in developing, implementing and maintaining an effective flow of equality monitoring information from partner organisations on the operation of local labour and business schemes

* Analyse data and produce reports on ethnicity, gender, disability and postcode of residence, in respect of the workforce employed, recruitment processes and trainees, in order to identify potential direct or indirect discrimination, pinpoint areas where action is required.

* Develop and ensure effective implementation of systems and processes to disseminate outcome reports on equality monitoring to contractors at all levels of the supply chain, internal stakeholders and external partners.

* Responsible for producing and ensuring publication of all equality monitoring outcome reports required under the ODA’s statutory duties to promote equality

* Produce reports at high level for the Equality and Diversity Board, Programme Board and ODA Board on progress against equality KPIs

* Provide meaningful and timely regular and ad-hoc reports for internal and external stakeholders in order to effectively monitor progress against the ODA’s equality and diversity aims

* Work closely with Equality and Inclusion team colleagues (see attached organagram), to continually update and improve systems and processes in order to provide meaningful, relevant and accurate data and analysis

* Develop options for contractor equality targets, working closely with the Deputy Head of Equality and Inclusion and their team; develop systems for recording and reporting on progress towards those targets

* Develop options for corporate equality targets, working closely with the Head of Equality and Inclusion; develop systems for recording and reporting on progress towards those targets

* Act as a ‘champion’ for effective equality monitoring and use of equality targets in the construction industry, liaising with industry bodies as appropriate

* Commission and manage research projects to support the further development of the ODA’s equality and diversity strategy

* Undertake or manage data gathering exercises in respect of demographic and labour data and best practice on equality and inclusion.

Person specification

In your written application, please give evidence of proven experience in response to as many of the criteria listed in “Part One” of the Person Specification as possible.

These responses will be further developed and discussed with those candidates invited for interview, together with the other criteria listed in “Part Two”.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong record across a broad range of the criteria in both Part One and Part Two:

Part 1 – Key experience

* Proven track record of success in delivering the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda of a large, complex organisation, preferably in a regeneration or construction environment

* Experience of working closely or within the public sector on diversity, equality and inclusion issues that in turn demonstrates a strong understanding of the ODA’s statutory obligations within these areas

* Experience of delivering successful equality and diversity outcomes through projects, both internally and externally through supply chains

* Experience of successfully monitoring and reporting on the performance of key equality and diversity objectives

* Proven track record of success of working in partnership with a range of public and private sector organisations, effectively managing stakeholder issues relating to equality and diversity

* Demonstrable equalities and diversity experience working in a challenging environment, eg. high levels of public scrutiny, high levels of external political interference

* Significant evidence of using representational / ambassadorial ability, particularly in the context of engaging government, public/private sectors and local communities

Part 2 – Key knowledge, competencies and behaviours

* Good knowledge of:

- Local business groups, ie. community groups, Business Link, BCC, etc

- The workings of a large, complex and diverse supply chain

- Working within the requirements of OJEU procurement frameworks

- Employment, business opportunities and equality diversity issues London in general and the 5 Boroughs in particular

- The political environment and understanding of the consequences of actions

* Ability to work effectively in a complex, fast-moving and multi-disciplinary environment

* Ability to operate in a high profile political environment under high levels of public scrutiny

* Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, and across organisational boundaries

* Ability to think and act strategically, and to personally translate this into action and delivery

* Willingness to carry out a range of duties, as required in a relatively small organisation

* Ability to work on own initiative

* Highly skilled at influencing and negotiation

* Robust under pressure and able to work to tight deadlines

* Highly motivated and not easily discouraged

* Good communication skills

* A CIPD qualification or a relevant post-graduate degree would be an advantage, but is not essential

* A commitment to the pre/post bid commitments made to London and the IOC

* Committed to the activities and actions of the London 2012 programme and a commitment to the Olympic values

Terms and conditions

Salary

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

If you have further questions about the role once you have read through the job description and person specification, please feel free to contact Bambos Eracleous on 020 7017 0916, Bambos.eracleous@rockpools.co.uk

How to apply

To apply for a role, please complete an online application attaching a comprehensive CV (no more than 3 pages) and a supporting statement that addresses as many of the criteria in Part One of the relevant person specification as possible, quoting the necessary reference number.

Please also complete the equal opportunities and political monitoring form. The information on this form will be treated as confidential and will not be treated as part of your application. It will be used for statistical purposes only.

The closing date for this position is 28 August 2007.

In applying for this position can you confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

Please note that legislation dictates that all non EU nationals are required to be in possession of a valid work permit before they take up employment.

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

If you are successful with your application we will ask you to provide appropriate documents, such as your passport, visa, work permit or birth certificate in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Apart from spent convictions, as defined under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we are unable to accept your application if you have been convicted of a criminal offence, or if there are any outstanding criminal charges against you.

In applying for this position can you confirm that you do not have any such convictions or outstanding charges. If you are successful with your application we will ask you to sign confirmation to this effect.

“We want to be as diverse as the city we represent and welcome applications from everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability”.