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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£38,058 - £41,458 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Advert


Midlothian Council is recruiting an Equalities Officer to join the Continuous Improvement Team on a fixed term basis of two years, to support the delivery of the Council’s Transformation programme.

The successful candidate will play a key role in policy development to ensure the Council meets its equalities duties as the Council moves through a period of change, promoting an inclusive environment and supporting diversity within the workforce.

This is a dynamic, fast paced, forward thinking role with the opportunity to make a difference to how the Council delivers services that meet the needs of its diverse communities and drive forward activity that achieves the Council’s strategic outcomes and reduces poverty and inequality.

The Jobholder will be educated to degree or an equivalent level qualification and demonstrate previous experience in a similar equalities related role, with examples of supporting change projects.

Good and well-established interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to deal with contacts up to Corporate Management Team level.

Proficiency in the use of all Microsoft Office packages is also essential to undertake statistical and financial analysis and prepare procedural documentation, option appraisals, project reports and presentations. Knowledge of local government corporate working practices, experience of policy research and/or staff development and training at a professional level, and a sound knowledge of current professional and government initiatives is also a requirement of the post.

CLOSING DATE - Tuesday 28th November 2023

INTERVIEW DATE - weeks commencing 4th and 11th December 2023

Vacancy Information

Position Title:                        Equality and Diversity Officer

Directorate:                            Place

Working from Home:           Hybrid

Location:                                Midlothian House

Contract Status:                   Fixed Term – 2 years from start date

Hours of Work:                      36 hours per week

Working Pattern:                  Monday - Friday

Weeks per year:                   52 weeks per year

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £38,058 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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