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Race Equality Hub Development Board - Closed

Date posted: 04/11/2021

Closing date: 28 November, 2021 11:59 pm

Job Description:

Introduction

Since the global protests that emerged as a response to the murder of George Floyd in the city of Minneapolis, USA in May 2020, the LCRCA has been developing its evidence base in order to better understand the key challenges to race equality within the City Region. The LCRCA has found patterns of discrimination, under-representation and inequality across the employment, education, health and business landscapes. Data on poverty, education, criminal justice, pay and overall life satisfaction, point to significant inequalities in access to and the experiences of these features of life in the City Region.

The research we commissioned, demonstrated that strategies to achieve race equality have been characterised by both short-term political imperatives and short-term funding cycles. These strategies have failed to have lasting impact and we know that long-term interventions are needed if we are to tackle the inequality that exists within our region. As a result, we will establish a race equality hub, that will drive our long-term race equality strategy to achieve equality in the employment and skills landscape.

 

Race Equality Hub

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has committed significant resources and commitments to tackling racial inequality and we believe that the establishment of a Race Equality Hub, that will address economic and social inequality, is the most significant resource that any local government organisation has committed to this issue. From our extensive research, we have failed to find models of good practice both in the UK and abroad, from which we can develop our approach, so the establishment of a Race Equality Hub represents an exciting and innovative venture to address inequality. This is a brilliant opportunity to bring about real change.

The Race Equality Hub will be established as a key point to drive race equality in employment and skills across the Liverpool City Region. It is anticipated that the hub will be a diverse, socially trading organisation that will comprise of skilled staff, who are experts in their field and who will provide and commission business support, advise public and private sector organisations on how to diversify their workforce, have experienced trainers who will deliver high-quality, race equality training and develop a range of positive action programmes that will develop entry and further progression routes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups into leadership roles. It will also develop entry routes into the Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors and commission work in these areas to deliver on its aims, objectives and targets.

 

Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitable people from across the Liverpool City Region (LCR) and beyond to be considered for appointment to the LCRCA Race Equality Hub Development Board. Applications are invited for board members to establish a Race Equality Hub that will drive the long-term, race equality strategy in employment and skills across the City Region.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST WITH A COPY OF YOUR CV BY 28 NOVEMBER 2021 TO: RECRUITMENT@LIVERPOOLCITYREGION-CA.GOV.UK


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