Apprentice Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer

West Midlands Combined Authority
16, Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD
£23,859.00 annually
03 May 2019
22 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Accountabilities (Deliverables):
  • Support the delivery of the WMCA's Equality and Diversity internal and external strategy and approach
  • To support the implementation of the WMCA's Corporate Social Responsibility programme
  • Implement the WMCA's approach to physical and mental health and well-being for its employees

Responsibilities (Duties):
  • To proactively promote Diversity and Equalities best practice internally and with partners
  • To develop and maintain close community links with a range of community groups, both regionally and locally and to support the development of services based on customer needs and expectations
  • To support the delivery of equalities awareness for WMCA staff
  • To research and produce a range of equality related briefing papers, toolkits and guidance notes for WMCA staff and external partners
  • To support the delivery of the Equalities Impact Assessments programme
  • Working with procurement to ensure our contractors meet key equality criteria
  • To work towards and establish areas of equalities best practice and encourage all areas of the WMCA to adopt them
  • To work with managers to improve existing services or initiate new programmes based on consultation findings
  • Internal equality initiatives, CSR and health and well-being initiatives including campaigns and awareness events
  • Support the delivery of the Thrive Wellbeing Action plan
  • Support key corporate volunteering activities and promote the Employer Supported Volunteering Programme
  • To keep abreast of latest wellbeing and CSR developments and research on best practice that can be adopted by the WMCA

  • To carry out their work with reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others
  • To participate in any learning and development activity required to effectively carry out the duties of the role and to participate in the Performance Development Plan process
  • To comply with all WMCA policies and procedures
  • To promote equality and diversity in all aspects of the role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • The ability to comprehend, analyse and summarise detailed and complex issues to a varied audience
  • An analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Proactive and adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Confident communicator
  • Wider knowledge of the broader equality, inclusion and diversity field
  • Experience of working across partners (internal and external) and managing different priorities and outcomes
  • A demonstrated interest in social responsibility and wellbeing
  • An understanding and knowledge of community outreach projects

Personal qualities

  • A calm and professional manner, with ability to effectively liaise with senior management and executives
  • Ability to deal with difficult or sensitive situations tactfully and with diplomacy and maintaining a high degree of confidentiality at all times

Desired qualifications

  • A good standard of education, including maths and English at GCSE or equivalent level
  • 3 A levels or NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Proficient in Microsoft software such as Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • A recognised qualification in office skills or administration is desirable

Future prospects

To be decided upon completion of training.

Things to consider

There may be a requirement to work outside normal office hours on occasion to meet work deadlines, attend meetings etc.

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