Diversity & Inclusion Manager / Senior Manager

Location
City of London, England
Salary
£65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Closes
19 Sep 2017
Ref
27925
Contact
Alan Hewett
Job Type
Diversity
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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