People and Workplace Committee (P&WC) independent member recruitment

Could you be a P&WC Independent member for the Equality and Human Rights Commission?

We are seeking a new independent member for the P&WC to fill one vacant position.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Britain's equality and human rights regulator. Our human rights powers in Scotland extend to reserved matters. 

We safeguard and enforce the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.  Britain has a strong reputation as a global leader in equality and human rights and we are committed to ensuring this continues into the future. We are ambitious to achieve maximum impact with the powers and levers available to us to bring about change in society and make a difference to individual’s lives.

Being on our P&WC will offer you a unique opportunity to provide strategic advice, support, to challenge officers and provide assurance to the Board on all people, infrastructure and remuneration matters affecting the employee life cycle.

As the P&WC will be focused on the 'Building our Commission' change programme for the next three years, we hope to appoint someone with extensive experience of leading change and transformation, ideally in a public sector environment. Experience of people-centred change, ICT or estates change would also be advantageous.

The People and Workspace Committee’s Terms of Reference are available to view. The Committee is a non-executive, advisory committee and has no executive powers.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Substantial Human Resources experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and influencing effectively at senior level.
  • Experience in driving organisational change (people and communications)
  • A good understanding of equality and human rights.
  • An ability to establish partnerships, working collaboratively and challenging constructively.

Read our candidate brief for more information.

The Commission welcomes applications from everyone and we value diversity. We are committed to an inclusive culture where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

We offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will make reasonable adjustments at all stages of our appointment process where asked to do so. Should you wish to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme or request a reasonable adjustment, please indicate this on your application form. Read more information about our Guaranteed Interview Scheme at Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you prefer to discuss this with us or require additional support, please contact Kerry Lucas, Head of People by email at or by telephone on 0161 8298100 .

Accessible versions of our application literature are available upon request. Please contact  should you require this information in an alternative format.

If you have the skills, commitment and passion to join the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s P&WC, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Apply today

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday, 7 October 2022.

Last updated: 23 Sep 2022