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Diversity and Wellbeing Manager
Description

Our client, a leading international law firm require a Diversity and Wellbeing Manager to join their People Team.

Diversity and inclusion is key to our client. They attract and retain the best and the brightest to build teams of people with different perspectives and life experiences. They believe they work better together because their people feel included, valued, and empowered: meaning they do the best for their clients.

Helping to lead, develop, deliver and embed the UK Diversity and Wellbeing programme, you\'ll ensure alignment with global diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing goals. Areas of focus for diversity and inclusion include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, social mobility, working families, and age. Areas of focus for wellbeing include mental, physical, social, and financial.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Head of HR UK, Global Diversity Partner lead, UK Regional Managing Partner, operational teams, and other key internal stakeholders to embed UK diversity and wellbeing activity into all HR and business processes and policies and ensure regulatory requirements are met.
  • Support the Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Strategy on global diversity, wellbeing and employee engagement projects.
  • Project manage ad hoc UK diversity and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Manage the Diversity Coordinator.
  • Work with the Marketing and Business Development teams and partners in creating opportunities to collaborate and engage with clients and deepen these relationships through diversity and wellbeing related activity.
  • Support the Marketing and Business Development teams in responding to client diversity requests in RFPs and pitches.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key professional bodies and providers and represent the firm, where appropriate, on external forums and working groups including with the 30% Club, SRA, City Mental Health Alliance, The Law Society, Stonewall, BITC, NOTICED, Legal Sector Diversity Manager Forum, etc.
  • Work closely with the PR team to ensure careful management of the firm\'s image and messaging on diversity and wellbeing, including handling press related queries.
  • Work closely with external bodies to benchmark progress against best practice and keep up to date with the latest development in diversity and wellbeing research and thinking.
  • Complete external benchmarks and award submissions such as The Law Society, SRA, Stonewall WEI, Times Top 50 Employers for Women, Top Employers for Working Families, Best Employers for Race, FT, Legal Week, The Lawyer, etc.
  • Manage internal and external diversity and wellbeing communications and branding including the UK diversity brochure, intranet and extranet sites, social media, and weekly bulletin.
  • Manage the UK diversity and wellbeing budgets.
  • Oversight of six employee networks, including strategy, branding and communications, budget, steering committees, and over 60 internal and client events and initiatives per year.
  • Design and deliver the diversity and wellbeing induction session to new joiners, trainees and NQ associates.
  • Manage the maternity mentoring programme by co-ordinating mentors and mentees.
  • Work closely with graduate recruitment to support Widening Access activities.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Presentable and comfortable in front of internal clients and the firm\'s management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Essential:

  • Graduate with several years HR/D&I experience gained in a service of knowledge orientated environment.
  • Experience in creating and delivering HR/D&I projects, including change programmes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Creating and managing communication strategies (with help of others).
  • Proficient IT skills - Microsoft Project skills, Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  • Results oriented and able to drive change.

Desired:

  • Experience working in a law firm environment, or alternately a similar professional services culture.

GENERAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Candidates must have a strong academic background and will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Can plan and prioritise work, both their own and that of project team.
  • Strong communicator, including engaging with senior sponsors, and comfortable in both written and oral communication.
  • High level of energy, drive and commerciality. Ability to work collaboratively and build a network of relationships internally and externally.
  • Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Able to enthuse and maintain team interest.
  • Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way.
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment and to aggressive project deadlines.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changes or set backs on a project.
  • Maintains the quality and quantity of output under pressure.
  • Ability to calculate/measure ROI and consider risk and issue management.
Job Details
Job Ref: 377188163
Hours: Not Specified
Location: London, United Kingdom
Working Term: Not specified
Salary: British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP 50000.00-50000.00 Annual Annual