Join an LJMU Staff Network and take on a key Network Official role

Did you know LJMU has a number of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) related Staff Networks and Ally Groups, that LJMU and JMSU staff can join?

EDI Related Staff Networks

  • LJMU Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network
  • LJMU Dis-Ability Staff Network
  • LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network
  • LJMU Women Academics Network (Women Profs, Readers & Pre-Readers/ECR)

Equality Ally Groups

  • Race Equality Allies
  • Disability Equality Allies
  • LGBTIQ+ Equality Allies

If you would like to join any of the groups outlined above, please email with your request and you will be added to the corresponding mailing list. After which, you will receive invites to network meetings, events and related information.

(Please note: The official launch of additional Staff Networks may be announced later this year)

To find out more about each of the Networks/Ally Groups currently available to join, please visit LJMU’s Equality Networks, Committees and Champions webpages.

Take on a key role as a Network Official

Following a number of Network Officials leaving LJMU or ‘passing on the mantel’ this year, the EDI Team and remaining Network Officials, would like to invite network members to nominate themselves for some key roles.

Network Officials Roles and Responsibilities

All Network Officials will be expected to;

  • Positively represent the network
  • Support the network and members whom have taken on additional key roles as Network Officials
  • Help champion network and LJMU EDI priorities


The Chairperson(s) / Co-Chairs, has a strategic role to play in representing the vision and purpose of the network. The Chairperson ensures that the network functions properly, that there is full participation at meetings, all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.

Project Lead and Co-ordinators

Positively represent the network by championing network and university-wide EDI priorities by leading on projects/initiatives. Support the Network Co-Chairs and Network Officials where needed. Support the design of related LJMU Staff Network web-pages by providing relevant content. [LJMU EDI Priorities 2020 - 2024]

Event Coordinator and Community Liaison

Are proactive in their approach to event co-ordination; they secure dates/times/locations/guest speakers/etc. for activities. They coordinate the logistics of each event, source funding and provide plans for network members to support proceedings. Support the design of related LJMU Staff Network web-pages by providing relevant content. They approach and disseminate information to/from the LJMU and local community regarding networking/engagement opportunities and events.

Marketing and Social Media

Support the event coordinators by creating and disseminate marketing materials, that relate to engagement opportunities/events that the network create via social media and other media avenues. Support the design of related LJMU Staff Network web-pages by providing relevant content.


Working closely with the Network Co-Chairs to co-ordinate network meetings and disseminates information (i.e.; agendas, action control registers, etc.) to the network ahead of each meeting. Take notes during network meetings and pull out key actions for network members to take forward in the absence of Note Takers.

Note Taker

Capture the essence of network meeting discussions, through the creation of notes and a related action control register. Work closely with the Network Secretary to ensure all relevant information is disseminated in good time.

If you would like to nominate yourself for any of the roles, please click on the relevant Network link below and complete the survey by the deadline provided:

Applicants will be asked to indicate which role(s) they would like to nominate themselves for and provide a short statement as to why they feel they would be suitable for each position. Depending on the level of responses received for each post, we may circulate the list of candidates and their statements to the network and put it to an anonymous vote.

To find out more about each of the Networks outlined above, please visit LJMU’s Equality Networks, Committees and Champions webpages, where you will be able to access Terms of Reference (ToR) for each group, amongst other resources.

The LJMU EDI Team would like to thank everyone that has taken an active role in the network over the years. Your dedication to ensure that voices are heard and positive changes are made is massively appreciated. We look forward to working in partnership with the new and current Network Officials to ensure LJMU’s community is representative of all and continues to be an inclusive place to study, work and visit.

We look forward to LJMU and JMSU staff joining the networks/ally group and receiving self-nominators for key roles.

Questions? Please email LJMU’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Team:


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