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Anti-Racism Consultant

Vacancy Details

Salary: £3500 for the project
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Temporary Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Human Resources
Closing Date: 05/10/2022
Date Posted: 26/09/2022
Reference: 04266



Anti-Racism Consultant

Location: Hybrid, London based with travel to Boston Spa as and when required.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Total Days guide: 20-24 days

Reporting to: Employee Relations Manager

Budget: We have a budget of around £3500 to complete this work.

During the summer of 2020, we saw a much-needed global focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. As a result, here at the Library we also want to understand better the experiences and challenges faced by our colleagues from Black, Asian, and other ethnic minority groups. In response, we set up an anti-racism project to develop an action plan to transform the British Library into an actively anti-racist organisation. The project resulted in a library-wide Race Equality Action Plan that made several recommendations, one of which was in the people policy space, to review our policies through an anti-racist lens and develop our policies with an anti-racism framework.


Before we can commence work on reforming our entire suite of people policies, we would like to ensure a robust system to evaluate the impact of any policy changes to ensure our policies promote inclusion. We understand and recognise that interdependent systems of discrimination exist, and whilst experiencing racism, it is possible to experience other forms of discrimination or be disadvantaged due to and not limited to socio-economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability.


Consultancy Objectives

The consultant's objective is to provide expertise in anti-racism to the Employee Relations and Policy team to redesign the Equality Analysis Policy and impact equality assessment. The result should be a process that is easy to understand so that it encourages managers to complete this proactively; it should also enable staff to have trust and confidence in the process and should actively build inroads for policies to be developed through an anti-racism lens. The recommendations will also need to align with our obligation to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).

Application Process

We are open to receiving bids from individual applicants and consultancy firms, to submit a bid for this consultancy position please submit:


·        A copy of your CV

·        A statement demonstrating how you meet the person specification (1-2 A4 pages maximum)

·        Any case studies of previously undertaken work.

·        Financial proposal including an outline of costs & timescales


Please submit no more than 10 pages for the entire bid, and examples of previous work should be included in an Annex. Responses should be sent to: Nishaat.Jahan@BL.UK no later than midnight 5th October 2022. Shortlisted bids will be interviewed and will be required to present suggested approach including methodology and schedule.


The successful candidate would be required to provide us with two references (including one from your last client/employer) and will be expected to be able to start within a short period of time after the final decision is taken.


Please download the Anti-Racism Consultant brief for details of expected output and a person specification. Please do not apply via the ‘apply’ button.


Conditions of Contract

The Library’s standard Conditions of Contract for the supply of goods and services will apply to all services delivered under this contract. These are on our website at Your proposal should confirm acceptance of these terms.


About the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route

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We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy


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