About Diversity & Inclusion
King’s College London is a civic university in the heart of London. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the best international players, connected to local, national and global networks. We have a proud heritage and a clear vision for the future: We aspire to the very highest standards of education, research and service.
Our intention is to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in to everything we do. We want our policies, practices and processes to empower individuals to be able to contribute fully. We want King’s to reflect the diversity of London, and for our doors to be open to anyone with the capabilities to succeed.
Why Diversity & Inclusion matters
As an employer and educator, King’s recognises its legal duties as well as the moral imperative to promote diversity and inclusion within the campus community and to provide a safe and healthy environment for work and study where staff, students and other members of the King’s community are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.
The work of D&I not only ensures that King’s meets and upholds its legal obligations in regard to equality and anti-discrimination law, but also makes positive interventions to embed the ethos diversity and inclusion into policy, processes and everyday practice, working to eliminate barriers to participation and success.
If you are a King's student or member of staff, you can check out the diversity of King's using our D&I Dashboards which present you with visuals of the data that we use to inform our projects and interventions.
Who the team works with
Although positioned within HR, Diversity & Inclusion work in a unique capacity where our programs seek to impact both the staff and student experience, so in a sense we are seeking to work with the whole of King’s to embed best diversity and inclusion practice. As a result, we work closely with our colleagues in HR, particularly OD, but also the various student-facing services as well as the academic faculties. We have a network of D&I Practitioners that work in each of the faculties that run a range of staff and student facing diversity and inclusion projects and initiatives. We also encourage and facilitate staff networks.
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee oversee and monitor the implementation of King’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategic goals. The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee has delegated accountability for governing King’s equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and ensuring these align with King’s broader institutional strategy.
The committee reports to King’s executive body, the Senior Management Team (SMT), and ensure goals they have set are met and that decisions they take are sufficiently informed in relation to equality, diversity & inclusion. Committee members will already play an important role in the College as both leaders and decision-makers. Their role is to monitor, provide scrutiny of, and evaluate King’s equality, diversity & inclusion outcomes, and hold King’s functions and business units to account on activity relating, but not limited to, self-assessments and action plans.