Job Title: LGBT+ Racial Justice Engagement Officer
Hours: Part-time: 21 hours (3 days) per week
Reports to: Head of Membership and Engagement
Remuneration: £25,482 – £27,582 (dependent on experience) pro rata, plus pension contributions
Based: Home-based, in the London area, with frequent travel across the City and occasional travel more widely across the UK
Terms: Initial 18-month contract, 25 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata), plus pension contributions
Deadline: 1pm Monday 12th September
Consortium has implemented practices that aim to reduce bias in our recruitment process. When reviewing applications, the information provided in your covering letter will be viewed independently, without access to information from your CV or the personal details provided.
We are committed to improving representation across our organisation and believe that Consortium’s team should reflect our diverse communities. Additionally, the focus of this post is proactive engagement with communities impacted by racism and racial inequity. With that in mind, we are particularly keen to hear from people with an understanding and appreciation of the specific and intersectional issues faced by communities this project will engage, including from lived experience.
We recognise that the term ‘racial justice’ includes work with a diverse range of people and communities. We use it as inclusively as possible here to reflect work with communities who experience racism. We continue to explore how to best represent the communities we’re working with, guided by those communities.
Appointments will be based on merit. Equity is important to the success of our team and work. We don’t want any barriers to applying so if you would like to discuss particular aspects of our approach or get a better understanding of whether Consortium is right for you, then please contact Paul, our CEO, on: [email protected].
Consortium has been working as a virtual organisation for nearly 10 years with a team spread across the UK, all working from their own homes. A working from home payment, of a discretionary amount in line with HMRC guidance, is made to all staff to contribute to costs that might be incurred through this way of working.
Consortium encourages its team to maintain a good work life balance. Staff are encouraged to take time off in lieu for any hours worked beyond their contracted hours. Consortium’s core hours are between 10am and 3pm and staff can agree regular working patterns with their line manager.
Consortium has an auto-enrolment pension scheme, which all eligible employees benefit from. Employees also get their birthday off, and we are trialling access to professional counselling/clinical supervision.
Background and role purpose
Consortium hosts the UK’s largest network of LGBT+ organisations with around 550 member organisations and 14 members of staff, who are based across the UK. We also host the LGBT+ Racial Justice Network (RJN), which was set up in 2021. Thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust, plus additional core funding, we created a dedicated role to lead on the support of that network as well as our wider work with LGBT+ racial justice groups and organisations.
Consortium operates as an office-less organisation, so it is important we maintain agile and efficient systems. The team share on an online, secure, filing platform and the majority of our day-to-day processes are conducted through this system. All new recruits will receive a full induction on our systems and how they operate, with ongoing support available.
Please download the full Recruitment Pack, including Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking on the link below. It is vital that you read this document before you start your application.
Applicants are required to provide a covering letter, which addresses how your skills and experience match those detailed in the Person Specification.