Equality and Diversity Officer

Borderline Support UK is looking for an Equality and Diversity Officer to join their small, friendly team in developing a more diverse organisation. We want to ensure that Borderline Support UK is open, accessible and welcoming to all. We wish to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy or maternity and encourage equal opportunities in all aspects of our organisation.

What will you do?

  • help to develop our equality and diversity policies and strategy with clear objectives for both internal and external recruitment and training.
  • identify and coordinate a programme of recruitment that will  improve equality and diversity.
  • keep us up to date on developments in equality and diversity
  • share best practice on all areas of equality and diversity, as well as advice on incorporation into relevant policies and procedures
  • ensure that we are compliant with any relevant equality and diversity standards
  • work with the social media team to share good news stories relating to equality and diversity from our volunteers and service users

What are we looking for?

The Equality and Diversity Officer should:

  • have some knowledge of borderline personality disorder
  • knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • be able to communicate effectively with people from a diverse range of experience and backgrounds
  • understand the resource constraints of a small organisation
  • be dedicated to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.

What difference will you make?

Your input and experience will help us to better engage with our volunteers, service users and external stakeholders, which allows us to grow as an organisation, and be able to support more people in need, especially those from diverse backgrounds.

What’s in it for you?

You will help us to become a more diverse organisation, as well as helping us develop our best practises and processes. You will meet new people and gain experience of working in a small non-profit. You will become part of our small, friendly team and have the opportunity to use your time to make a real difference to people affected by borderline personality disorder.

Any other requirements

You will need your own computer or secure access to one

What is the time committment?

This is a flexible role and the times may vary, but we would expect you to spend at least two hours a week on your role, plus quarterly meetings with the board of trustees.

Where will I be based?

This role is based remotely.