Get involved in shaping the new Newham Race Equality Alliance

Nominate yourself to become chair of Newham’s Race Equality Alliance

To help develop the Newham Race Equality Alliance, we are seeking an Independent Chair. The chair will lead, alongside key stakeholders to help address the systemic discrimination and disadvantages experienced by residents of Newham because of their race or ethnicity:

You will have a proven track record of success in a significant leadership role within an organisation that has significant influence – be it due to the number of people it serves or employs, or the level of investment it has in a local area or the amount of land it oversees. This includes organisations across all our sectors – including voluntary, community & faith organisations, businesses, business support organisations, major investors, public services, landowners, housing associations, trade unions, universities, colleges & schools.

An ability to work effectively within politically sensitive environments, building meaningful relationships as a collaborative yet decisive leader is critical. Importantly, you will have a clear values-based and proven commitment to race equality within a public sector framework and are able to demonstrate key successes in this area.

Person Specification – Key Skills, experience and attributes

  • Demonstrates independent thought and action with a credible track record, and passion for championing and advocating on issues of race and equalities
  • Is motivated by public service and a desire to bring about genuine, positive change
  • Demonstrates cultural intelligence, with a proven experience in building relationships, influencing decision-making and offering constructive challenge to senior stakeholders on complex inclusion and race issues
  • Has an empathetic and respectful communication approach to understanding the context, culture and history reflected in individual and community perspectives
  • Experienced in communicating effectively across multiple platforms
  • Strong leadership skills and personal integrity in setting strategic direction, embedding change and driving performance through effective accountability
  • Ability to analyse detailed information and exercise independent, evidence-based judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and strategic equality issues

If you have the proven leadership skills required to work with senior leaders, stakeholders and people within our local ethnically diverse communities and you are determined to make a marked difference to the lives of local people, please send us an expression of interest by the 13th September 9am via this form below

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What will happen next?

An assessment panel will review the submissions based on how well your application meets the person specification and ensures the Alliance includes people from different backgrounds, walks of life and sectors within Newham.

Following this process, we will be launching the Newham Race Equality Alliance in October. Following the launch, we will then work with newly appointed Chair, Vice Chair and members of the Alliance to plan the priorities and future sessions.