NCAS Head of People, EDI & Workforce Development

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7109450 (Ref.No. ENVEE1592)
Posted: September 1, 2022

Job Description

Are you an inclusive and collaborative leader, with good professional insight into the current people and skills landscape, including key trends and innovations? Would you like to steer the development and implementation of our people, EDI and workforce development strategy? Do you have experience of helping to embed EDI within an organisation? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is one of the six research centres of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NCAS pursues long-term research in Climate and High Impact Weather, Air Pollution, and Long-Term Global Change. We also provide UK research scientists and others with services and facilities in atmospheric science through our FAAM Airborne Laboratory (based around a highly modified BAE 146 aircraft), the Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (providing major ground-based observing systems such as radars), the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (providing data management and analysis services) and the Computational Modelling Services (providing access to computational models and analysis tools).

NCAS research and services are provided by a dedicated team of around 120 permanent staff, supported by a further 110 fixed term staff. All NCAS staff are employed by and embedded within their local institutions, including the universities of Leeds, Manchester, York, Reading and Cranfield along with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

We are looking for a Head of People, EDI & Workforce Development to work as a key part of the NCAS Operations team to ensure we provide the best possible support to our staff and to add value to the lived experience of everyone who works as part of NCAS. ‘Supporting Science’ is a simple guiding principle of everything that the Operations team does, and central to this principle is our people. How we recruit, retain, develop and support our people. How we ensure NCAS is an open, accessible, inclusive and diverse organisation. Therefore this role provides an exciting opportunity to develop all these areas in a world-leading, welcoming and friendly organisation. 

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

John Eager, NCAS Operations Director

Email: [email protected]


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 31 August 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 September 2022
Reference:  ENVEE1592


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.