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EDI Lead Officer - Liverpool City Region Music Hub

  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: I&D/24/282535
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 15:38 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 28 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,450 - £44,941 pro rota (approximately £36,936 - £40,077)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

Please note, this post is subject to funding.

About the Role

As the newly announced Liverpool City Region (LCR) Music Hub we are looking to recruit an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lead Officer providing Hub-wide leadership and management of all aspects of the Hubs EDI vision and strategy. The role will provide focus, leadership, and expertise on EDI across the Hub, working with key stakeholders at senior levels internally and externally, and will develop and embed youth voice and engagement with EDI initiatives and action plans to deliver successful outcomes.  

The EDI Lead Officer will lead and manage the EDI function and provide specialist information, advice, and guidance on all aspects of EDI as they apply to staff, partners, and children and young people.

This new post will co-ordinate the Hub’s staff and young people’s EDI policy and strategy and make recommendations in liaison with the Strategic Lead for the Music HLO.  Working closely with the Delivery group members, the postholder will review programmes and projects in relation to EDI priorities, helping to create an inclusive curriculum framework that has authentic youth voice at its heart. 

We are looking for a candidate who has a comprehensive understanding of UK Equalities legislation, has experience leading projects, including work with young people and is experienced in providing strategic EDI advice and expertise. We highly encourage candidates to provide examples of this experience in their supporting statement.


About the person

We are seeking someone who is excited about the opportunity to:

  • Develop, drive, and deliver an ambitious strategy, which embeds EDI in the mainstream of the Hub’s activities, that will address inequalities and structural barriers, and work with the wider partnership to embed our strategic EDI objectives and priorities. 
  • Expand the reach of the Music Hub to include greater community engagement and involvement in musical activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Create and support a Young People’s Leadership and Advisory group that draws its membership from a broad range of characteristics, interests, experiences, and localities across the Hub footprint.
  • Provide strategic leadership and support to partners with the development and delivery of their EDI Action Plans to meet the Hub EDI strategic aims in relation to students and staff. 


The successful candidate will have:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working with an EDI focus in the workplace or voluntary setting.
  • Experience of providing guidance and advice on EDI issues 
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion including relevant legislation and best practice with the ability to apply this effectively and a commitment to keeping up to date.
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining successful relationships and working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of leading a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and experience.
  • Experience of working with young people (within formal and/or informal education settings).
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver training and run consultation activities sensitively and competently. 
  • Ability to facilitate networks and focus groups, especially with young people.
  • Experience of project planning, management, implementation and evaluation.
  • A commitment to the LCR and an understanding of its stakeholders
  • An ability to demonstrate our core values.
  • Experience of contributing to a high-performance culture

As this is a newly created role the postholder may be required to undertake other appropriate duties as deemed necessary.


Other information:

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We are keen for this role to start ideally before or by 1 September 2024.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 27 and / or Friday 28 June

If you think you match the job description and our values then click on the link to apply, indicating how you meet the person specification.


About the organisation

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours. 

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region


Staff benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service, as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 10 additional days
  • Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling service
  • Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • Role Description
  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: I&D/24/282535
  • Published: Thu 30/05/2024, 15:38 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 28 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,450 - £44,941 pro rota (approximately £36,936 - £40,077)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

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