Notice on Covid-19
The Green Party is following the advice issued by the HSE on Coronavirus and has closed Head Office until further notice.
The Head Office team will be working remotely from home, and will generally have regular access to emails and phone calls.
Service will continue as far as possible.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer
Responsible to the General Manager. One year fixed-term position.
Working as part of the Green Party HQ Team, the role will be responsible for identifying, creating and implementing plans to promote diversity within the Green Party. The role also supports affiliate groups and the Diversity Subcommittee events to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. The role will include designing and delivering training and other resources to promote inclusion and access in line with legislation and international best practice, and utilise community development approaches to foster local and national initiatives. The successful candidate must be willing to work flexibly across functions, be a strong communicator, and a change management champion capable of working collaboratively while driving initiatives to completion.
Role description – duties
- Research, develop, and delivering strategic EDI action plans, in line with the Party’s overall equality strategy
- Review the Party’s workplace, policies and procedures, ensuring that these are all inclusive
- Facilitate training, guidance, and support to staff and members on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues, across the party but also internally within HR
- Support the various committees in the Green Party in their work on equality, diversity and inclusion through updates to the Executive Committee
- Provide additional support and resources to election candidates and representatives
- Devise, plan and implement seminars, conferences, and other key events to communicate equality, diversity, and inclusion principles to staff and members
- Attend, lead and/or develop meetings relating to the EDI agenda and networking
- Create access pathways to promote equality, diversity and inclusion i.e. including internships, membership, and elected officers and representatives
- Other duties as may be assigned
Person specification – key skills and attributes
- Knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work and impact normally gained through a minimum of three years experience in the area
- Proven interpersonal and multi-stakeholder co-ordination skills
- Experience creating, monitoring and delivering resources and training, including equality, diversity and inclusion metrics and/or dashboards
- Demonstrated capacity for influencing, developing and empowering other people
- ICT proficiency including Social Media, Slack, Google, MS Office and Local Government portals
- A qualification in further or higher education in a related area (preferably)
- Strong written and oral communications skills in English (and preferably Irish)
- Demonstrated ability to work with a range of stakeholders
- An interest in the fundamental principles of the Green Party
- Ability to work with confidential information and understanding of GDPR processes
Applicants should send their CVs in confidence with a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place virtually the week of November 8.
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday the 29th of October.
The Green Party is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications from people from diverse backgrounds are welcome and the Party will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with different abilities where appropriate, as identified through our needs assessment process.
Green Party internship programmes
Green Party HQ is committed to providing a range of opportunities for paid student work experience and internships. HQ is piloting three new programmes throughout 2021 – one day, five days, and summer placements – for a limited number of students. Applications for summer internships for 2021 are now closed.
Green Party internships are designed to widen participation in politics as one of our core Party objectives. The Party is committed to positive action and creating opportunities for students who may not have had the opportunity to engage in the political process previously due to any number of systemic barriers. Students will be selected through purposeful partnerships with third level institutions and organisations committed to positive action and access.
Green Party HQ supports the European Quality Charter on Internships and Apprenticeships. A stipend will be provided at the end of all successful internships in recognition of the work contribution made by participants. Vouched travel, subsistence, and/or work-related expenses such as mobile phone and/or broadband top-ups will be reimbursed.
The Green Party is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We promote gender balance, diversity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and to promoting active political participation of persons with disabilities and of disadvantaged groups. Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged groups.
Educational institutions and community organisations interested in partnering with the Party in the future are encouraged to email an expression of interest to email@example.com. Students interested in applying for work experience and/or internships should inquire through their educational institutions.