Chair for the School of Medicine Athena SWAN Steering Group

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7078051 (Ref.No. MHMED1056)
Posted: May 10, 2021

Job Description

Open to School of Medicine Staff only

Are you committed to advancing gender and intersectional equality? Can you provide leadership to support the development and promotion of best practice in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion? 

As a School of Medicine we have invested in developing a range of initiatives to help address gender and intersectional inequality. We are looking to appoint a new Chair for the School of Medicine’s Athena SWAN Steering Group to support the School of Medicine in progressing this work. 

The School is is committed to the aims and principles of Athena SWAN. Athena SWAN is a progressive charter which seeks to advance gender and intersectional equality, and support trans colleagues and students in UK higher education. The School holds a Gold Award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality and in addressing challenges across different disciplines.   You will support the School to progress its Athena SWAN action plan in preparation for future award submissions by providing leadership to the Steering Group and working with the Associate Dean EDI to promote gender and intersectional equality more broadly via student and staff initiatives

To assist the School in addressing a wide range of gender and intersectional issues and promoting an inclusive culture for staff of all genders, a varied gender representation within the group is important. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from men, or those who identify as non-binary or trans gender to support this aim. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader, with a personal commitment to driving forward equality, diversity and inclusion in the school.

This post will not attract additional remuneration or an honorarium, although it is anticipated that a workload remission of 0.1fte will be agreed as appropriate. 

Available for a fixed period of 2 years.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Louise Bryant, Associate Dean, Equality Diversity and Inclusion 


Applications should be in the form of a short expression of interest (max 2 sides of A4) demonstrating how you meet the criteria on the person specification. 

This should be sent to Yasmin Hafiz at 

Please note that a University application form is not required. 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Medicine
Category:  Academic
Post Type:  Part Time
Release Date:  Friday 07 May 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 21 May 2021
Reference:  MHMED1056

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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