The Equality Change Programme (ECP) was established in autumn 2020 to drive forward key strands of EDI activity. The ECP focuses on introducing changes at institutional level that support our duties to ensure fairness and promote equality in relation to the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics.
There are seven ECP workstreams:
- Academic Services and Campus Services
- Career Development
- Family Friendly
- Inclusive Environment
- Individual Development
- Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Retention
Each workstream is comprised of a diverse mix of academic and Professional Services staff who bring their individual expertise to the group: EDI specialists, operational and systems experts, academics with relevant research areas, members of staff networks and volunteers with a passion for EDI.
The workstreams overseen by a Governance Group which reports into the Equality Executive Group. Both the Equality Executive Group and Governance Group are chaired by the DPVC Equalities. The Governance Group has strategic oversight of the delivery of workstream activities.
The work streams will run for the duration of the current University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scheme (2021 -2024), with an opportunity to review membership each year. Work stream projects are reviewed annually and will align with the priorities under the EDI Scheme for that year.
Equality Change Programme updates
We will be providing a termly update which features some of the work taking place within the six workstreams. For this update we have a spotlight on the work of the Recruitment, Selection, Induction and Retention workstream as well as links to new resources that all recruiting managers can use to ensure that the University attracts and recruits a diverse range of expertise.