Terms of reference
Aims of the group:
To raise awareness of gender equality at UCL;
To analyse staff and student gender data to identify areas of concern;
To help develop practical solutions to address issues of underrepresentation of women at senior levels and occupational and discipline segregation;
To represent the views of male and female staff and act as a body of expertise on gender issues and sex, pregnancy and maternity discrimination;
To advise senior management on how to promote an inclusive culture for staff with caring responsibilities;
To consider measures for addressing equal pay and the gender pay gap.
The group will achieve this by:
Involvement and consultation on the university's plans, strategies, policies and guidance;
Making recommendations to senior management on gender issues;
Assisting in the coordination of events and activities which advance and promote gender equality at UCL;
Supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Equalities and Diversity Strategy and Action Plan;
Supporting and monitoring the implementation of UCL's Athena SWAN action plan;
Facilitating information sharing between members.
When a vacancy arises, membership of the group is open to any member of staff who supports the aims of the group. However it is important that the group contains a balance of academic and support staff at all grades and an equal representation of men and women.
Responsibilities of members:
Members must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information;
Members are expected to contribute in some way to the group;
Members are encouraged to attend events organised by the group.
The group will meet once each term and will report to the Committee for Equal Opportunities (CEO). The Gender Champion will also be invited to attend at least one meeting a year.
|Last updated: 23rd October 2013|