Freedom to Speak up Guardian

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7084789 (Ref.No. MHMED1059)
Posted: September 7, 2021

Job Description

Are you passionate about providing an educational experience where all students can fulfil their potential? Could you help us build an open, equitable School culture by encouraging and supporting students to speak out about bullying, harassment, racism and discrimination?

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters to us. Every student and staff member deserves to be treated fairly and with respect. We have made significant progress as a Faculty, for example, three of our four schools hold a Silver Athena Swan award for gender equality and our Medical School holds a Gold Athena Swan award. We have School and Faculty level EDI committees and initiatives for staff and students.

We know that students can often struggle to speak out about bullying, harassment racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other unacceptable behaviour. The Faculty of Medicine & Health seeks to appoint  up to two Freedom to Speak Up Guardians to  job share with our our current Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. This is key to supporting our goal of providing a safe equitable learning environment for every student and building trust in our reporting processes. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all staff in all sections of the community. For this role we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minoritized ethnic groups, to help address underrepresentation in the Faculty of Medicine & Health. We will select the best candidate solely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job.

To explore the post further please contact:

Prof Louise Bryant, Associate Dean for Equality Diversity and Inclusion


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Psychology holds the Bronze Athena Swan award.   We are committed to being an inclusive School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Medicine
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.4fte or 0.2fte
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 24 months)
Release Date:  Tuesday 07 September 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHMED1059

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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