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Dignity and Respect Advisors wanted

University staff are invited to apply to become a Dignity and Respect Advisor (DRA).

These voluntary roles support staff as part of the University’s commitment to promoting dignity and respect.

DRAs offer impartial and confidential guidance and support to colleagues who feel that they have been subject to, or have been accused of, bullying, harassment or discrimination.

A DRAs role is to listen to employee concerns and offer information about the relevant procedures and sources of support.

Voluntary role

The DRA role is voluntary and will be taken on in addition to usual duties.

The posts will be for 2 years in the first instance, with the potential for renewal.

Full training and support will be provided and DRAs must be available to attend three half-day training sessions per year.

Applicants should be able to:

  • deal with sensitive issues confidentially
  • listen well
  • understand complex issues and provide impartial advice
  • develop an understanding of relevant University Policies

To be considered, applicants must be able to attend an initial training session on Wednesday 11 May, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

How to apply

To obtain an application form or for any queries in relation to the role, please email

Completed applications must be returned to  no later than 5.00pm on 13th April 2016.

Your line manager will be asked to provide a reference confirming your suitability and availability to undertake this role.

Depending on the volume of applications, applicants may be subject to shortlisting based on evidence of the skills required for the role. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a meeting on Monday 25th or Wednesday 27th April to discuss their application with the Senior HR Partner – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

Related Links

Dignity & Respect Advisor role descriptor

Dignity and Respect Policy