About Equality, 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 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion matter
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 EDI 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 EDI Dashboards which present you with visuals of the data that we use to inform our projects and interventions.
The EDI Operating Model
In the spirit of Functional Alignment and improved professional service in terms of coordination, end to end service delivery and resource efficiency, we are creating a sustainable university wide EDI operating model aligned with the HR transformation that sets direction and provides appropriate resources to each faculty.
As a result, we have developed a model with two teams: We take the approach that EDI needs to be embedded, and we support the university to do this through our expertise and skills.
The primary function of the Consultancy Team is to design, develop and deliver university wide projects and to raise standards across King’s. Consultants have twin responsibilities around leading a major university portfolio and providing consultancy on key university priorities. The Consultancy Team work across King’s to add value through technical knowledge and specialist skills – providing expert perspectives, methods and approaches.
Projects & Partnerships Team
The primary function of the Projects & Partnerships team delivers services and projects on behalf of the D&I subfunction and our partners in faculties. The Projects & Partnerships team works across the university to add value through our expertise and specialist skills – providing expert perspectives, methods and approaches.
Members of the Partnerships & Projects team work a proportion of their time embedded in seven of nine faculties, the remainder of their time is spent delivering university-wide projects and services.
A phased approach
Phase One of the operating model pilots with seven of the nine King’s faculties; all of the Arts & Sciences Faculties, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care are engaged in the new partnership model.
Faculty of Life Science & Medicine and the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience will be brought in in later phases. EDI will be working in close partnership with them as the operating model is introduced, tested and evaluated. We have bespoke arrangements with them and designated relationship managers from the Consultancy Team.
The operating model also takes account of supporting all our professional services colleagues and directorates.