Emma Rapley
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Emma Rapley

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
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Emma Rapley
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Emma Rapley

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am seeking a position which would allow me to develop my interest and skills in research-based customer-orientated work. With administrative and project management experience over a decade, I have developed a passion for helping people and raising profiles of all the projects I’ve been involved in. I’d like to continue to develop my career in a renowned organisation, with a strong focus on improving the lives and prospects of others. I am confident and approachable, with an excellent and engaging telephone manner where my ability to problem-solve and multi-task effectively and efficiently is always met. I’m also target-driven and enjoy the varied process from developing and successfully selling ideas to negotiating positive outcomes for the projects I manage. I score INFJ on the Myers Briggs test and feel that my characteristic traits really help with getting behind and supporting a cause that I can feel passionate about which always shows in my work
Work history
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    Senior Advisor in Equality, Diversity and InclusionThe Electoral Commission
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    This was a fixed term contract role to create and deliver a new ED&I programme for the Commission which is a non-Governmental body responsible for the regulation of UK elections and party political finance. I developed a two year programme aimed at improving equality metrics for the organisation, which included creating and rolling out training to all staff. Key deliverables were engagement with staff across the organisation and throughout the UK; creation of the 2 year ED&I programme; events to raise awareness including Stress Awareness Week and a new wellbeing programme, PRIDE, International Women’s Day, Disability Awareness; creation of Commission-wide compulsory testing and development regarding unconscious bias; review of application packs and interview processes. Ensuring compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty was fundamental to the role: I upgraded the Equality Impact Assessment process and introduced reporting to maintain compliance with the Duty. Working in the Finance and Corporate Services Directorate, I was responsible for business transformation in relation to my field and following the 2019 General Election, I contributed to the Corporate Plan, which outlines objectives for the organisation. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion became a focus for the organisation whilst I was in post and I believe it will continue to be so.
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    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Co-ordinatorThe Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I worked in a department that drives and influences innovation through its knowledge and expertise and by inspiring professionalism through developing and delivering professional support programmes and services for RIBA Members and the general public. As the ED&I Co-ordinator, I was responsible for delivering Policy Guidance, including best practice case studies, policy templates and benchmarks on improving gender diversity and equality for the profession. A key deliverable for 2018/19 was my work on the gender pay gap. This project worked in conjunction with select architecture practices, the Government Equalities Office, Fawcett Society and other Construction Industry professional organisations. Key points to note include; • Knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion legislation • Strong project, time and resource management skills • Experience of producing high quality documents: reports, case studies, meeting notes, presentations, articles, marketing and web copy • Data management, analysis and reporting • Ability to delegate work to external consultants; monitoring quality standards • Event management • Gathered, analysed and reported on data to identify benchmarks and targets and improve the RIBA’s understanding of gender diversity and inequality in the profession • Researched and monitored emerging issues that impacted on gender diversity and equality to ensure the RIBA’s work was relevant and informed • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with proven ability to act with confidence and diplomacy, and inspire confidence in a broad range of stakeholders • Coordinate communications on gender diversity and equality, including development and promotion of key RIBA messages through, and writing content for, architecture.com and external media • Organised RIBA events to raise awareness of the RIBA’s work on gender diversity and equality and seek feedback from key constituencies • RIBA liaison for the Women in Architecture Group and other groups representing women in the construction industry • Internal communications and materials • Summarised key findings and recommendations • Managed the co-ordination of project resources, equipment and information • Provided input and support with desk-based research, and analysis of key information and data • Provided support with stakeholder management, both internally and externally.
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Skills
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Client Services
  • Account Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Writing
  • Copy
  • Negotiation
  • Budegting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Pubic Speaking
  • Speaking
  • Corporate
  • Corperate Identity
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Events
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Identity
  • Busines Strategy
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Networking
  • Business Operations
  • Business Transformation
  • CSR
  • Agile
  • Agile Development
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Methodology
Education
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    University DiplomaUniversity of Manchester
     - Manchester, United Kingdom