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Director, Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to building a more diverse workforce and the position of Director, Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion is integral to translating our strategy into a plan of action.

The Civil Service HR Function oversees workforce activities for 400,000 Civil Servants, helping the Service to build and develop as a confident, professional and expert organisation that delivers the commitments of the governments of the day and provides an excellent service to citizens. The central teams hold responsibility for learning and development as well as the management of corporate talent programmes of which Diversity and Inclusion is a fundamental part.

The Director, Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion will work closely with these teams as well as with a network of Diversity Champions to drive strategy implementation and provide creative solutions to the challenges ahead. For the right applicant, this will be a unique opportunity to apply your expertise at the heart of Government.

The successful candidate will own and deliver our refreshed plan for both Diversity and Inclusion in the Civil Service, combining our long-term strategic objectives with the implementation of immediate priorities. You will lead a team of c. 20 staff, including three deputy directors to drive excellent practice across Government. Alongside Employee Networks and external partners, you will work to build an inclusive culture for everyone, no matter what their background.

To excel in this role, you will be an inspiring and credible leader with a strong track record of strategy implementation within D&I. As well as an ability to influence and empower others, you will possess excellent judgment with a real enthusiasm for driving change.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace