I am Chief Executive of Oxford SU. I lead the staff team, manage the operations of the organisation and support the elected sabbatical officers to achieve their manifesto priorities. At Oxford SU we seek to develop a work environment where we treat all employees as individuals, fairly and in a consistent way. We want to be a sector leader in equality and diversity, working to the spirit and the practice of the Equality Act 2010 and wherever possible looking to go far beyond it. We recognise that being a diverse and inclusive employer helps us fulfil our responsibility to make a difference for the students of Oxford.
Every day I am inspired by our students, they are often the trailblazers when it comes to pushing forward the equality and diversity agenda. It is with this in mind that I decided to become and LGBT+ Ally - I am keen to support colleagues and students more and want to proactively ensure that the University of Oxford is a safe and welcoming space for all.
At the moment we are busy working with students to ensure we continue to learn and develop as an organisation. We are planning a range of staff development opportunities over the coming year that will explore equality and diversity and what it means for us.