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Outrage as NHS trust hires £70K diversity chief


King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London is currently recruiting a head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Based at its hospital in Denmark Hill, the successful applicant will be paid between £61,861 and £70,959 annually - nearly three times what a newly qualified nurse takes home.

The job advert, posted on the NHS’s recruitment website, branded it an “exciting opportunity” to “drive forward” the trust’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

It added: “The main focus of the role is to lead on the development and implementation of our equality and diversity strategy, working in partnership with our clinical and operational leaders to improve the health equality outcomes for the local community and supporting equality outcomes within the trust’s workforce.

“The post holder also holds responsibility and accountability for supporting in the provision of effective and inclusive leadership, co-ordination and management of the EDI function.”

It added: “The successful candidate will work across organisational boundaries and sites working with clinical and managerial leaders in order to promote robust EDI initiatives that deliver sustainable change.

“The post holder will also support insight generation from staff to support meaningful plans that improve engagement and morale.”

Next time someone complains that the NHS isn’t being given enough money by the UK taxpayer, send them this. We clapped for these buffoons.