Diversity & Inclusion Manager / Senior Manager

City of London, England
£65000 - £85000 per annum
12 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Alan Hewett
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting role for a Diversity & Inclusion Manager has become available at a leading Legal business based in the City of London. The business employs over 13,000 people globally and in London you will be joining 800 employees. They are a multi award winning business and work on some of the country's most high profile legal cases.

The role will be broad and diverse and will cover - setting D&I strategy, developing and implementing D&I programmes, strategically leading focus groups, chairing meetings, working closely with HR and Business colleagues, working with the business on Pitches, developing relationships with external bodies and memberships, managing sponsorship activities, internal/external communications and much more.

The D&I Manager plays an essential part in the business strategy and one that is central in them delivering on their commitment to having a positive impact.

Responsibilities (Brief description):

  • Work with the I&D Partner and the Management Committee in informing, implementing and driving the London office I&D strategy.
  • Support the I&D Board, convene meetings and prepare agendas in collaboration with the I&D Partner.
  • Continue to develop and drive forward the extensive I&D programme already in operation in the London office.
  • Strategically lead and develop the work of five I&D Focus Groups.
  • Be the key point of reference for business pitches and client liaison teams.
  • Actively participate in and develop and maintain initiatives and relationships with strategic external organisations and networks.
  • Oversee a range of diversity benchmarks.
  • Identify opportunities to develop relationships, attend relevant events and meetings on behalf of the firm and identify and take up speaking opportunities in order to share best practice.
  • Actively manage major diversity sponsorship.
  • Develop concepts for diversity events and office wide campaigns, oversee execution of these campaigns and events.
  • Work closely with the HR Business Partner and Reward teams to monitor and further develop the London office's approach to agile working and to support Inclusion & Diversity commitments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with I&D practitioners in other offices. Support and inform global diversity projects as required.
  • Work closely with the communications team to gain appropriate coverage of the commitment to Inclusion & Diversity, support the production of press releases, pitches and internal communications relating to I&D.
  • Support I&D Partner and Diversity Champion Partners in preparation for any press opportunities or speaking engagements.
  • Advocate for Inclusion & Diversity, share details of our commitments and activities, and the reasons behind them, internally and externally.
  • Lead the creation of the Annual I&D Review.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate I&D initiatives.
  • Manage the Junior I&D Officer, I&D & CSR Coordinator and CSR Manager

Experience Required:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Inclusion & Diversity field, ideally within a professional services environment.
  • Excellent strategic-thinking, management and evaluation skills
  • Able to influence and persuade at all levels
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent and proven project management skills
  • High work standards and accuracy
  • Good negotiating skills
  • 'Can-do' approach - can get things done
  • Decisive
  • Excellent communicator at all levels
  • Highly organized and excellent prioritization skills
  • Understanding of stakeholders needs in a professional services firm
  • Ability to self-monitor to ensure completion of projects on time
  • Experienced in and comfortable with sharing information with all stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Collaborative and comfortable working with different groups, teams and individuals
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm
  • Experience of delivering creative and innovative Inclusion & Diversity campaigns
  • Experience of overseeing diversity benchmarking exercises, including Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index