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Assistant Business Partner - EDI

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 July 2024
Location: Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LE
Company: Durham University
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 24001005_1718280207


The Role and Department

Durham University recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion are vital to our success. With EDI running throughout the University Strategy and our values, we help to create a working, learning and social environment in which individuals can utilise their skills and talents to the full.

The Assistant Business Partner (EDI) for has an important part to play in enabling the University to deliver on its purpose and bring its values to life and embedding the EDI strategic framework and facilitating an inclusive culture. Partnering with and supporting designated stakeholder areas, the Assistant Business Partner (EDI) enables cohesion and connectivity between the work of the central EDI Team and work undertaken in stakeholder areas, ensuring alignment and sharing of good practice. In addition to building positive, collaborative and constructively challenging relationships with designated stakeholders it is expected that the Assistant Business Partner (EDI) has a particular subject matter expertise and focus in promoting at least one "protected" characteristic and seeks to upskill colleagues in that specialism - as well as seeking to continually grow their own knowledge and understanding. The Assistant Business Partner (EDI) will be a self-motivated, independent professional with a committed, proactive, and flexible approach. They will exercise diplomacy and discretion and demonstrate integrity and sensitivity in the fulfilment of their responsibilities.

Further information about the role and the responsibilities is at the bottom of this job description.

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