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Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer

The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve \"Gold Standard\" Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The role

Shoosmiths are looking for a Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Officer to join our award-winning team. This is an exciting time to be joining a growing organisation that now employs over 1,600 people across 12 locations in the UK and has been named \'Best Employer\' for 13 Consecutive Years (Legal week).

Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing are a key part of our strategy and we really do put our people at the heart of management. We want to be a place where staff are happy and healthy, and able to work in an environment where they can thrive. We know that when people are able to bring their whole self to work they deliver better results.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with experience in diversity and wellbeing to contribute to the successful delivery of an exciting programme. We are looking for an ambitious individual who can help us drive forward our plans. We are looking for a dynamic individual to support us in delivering our diversity, inclusion and wellbeing strategy. Someone who is passionate about diversity and inclusion wants to make a real impact on how people feel at work.

The main purpose of the role is to provide support to the Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager and be instrumental in ensuring delivery of the Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Strategy.

Main responsibilities

  • Support the Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager in delivering the firm\'s diversity, inclusion and wellbeing strategy
  • Coordinate and promote diversity, inclusion and wellbeing events e.g. booking rooms, catering and equipment, marketing events internally and externally, maintaining delegate lists, communicating with participants, monitoring events to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Contribute to review of policies and procedures, conducting research where appropriate
  • Maintain and update relevant intranet pages, producing content and ensuring currency
  • Liaising with HR Operations to produce relevant statistics and reports
  • Contributing to surveys and benchmark reports
  • Providing administrative support to internal groups and networks
  • Participate in regional forums
  • Coordinate the network of mental health champions providing support and networking opportunities and organising training/briefing events
  • Maintain information on budget
  • Assist with key strategic HR projects

Skills and qualifications


  • Previous diversity and inclusion experience
  • Competent understanding of Equality Act
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience of undertaking a wide range of administrative duties without direct supervision
  • Self-confident, calm and assertive
  • Customer focused with good written and verbal communication skills, when communicating with all categories of staff, exercising tact and discretion as necessary
  • Proactive and positive approach to problem solving
  • Excellent personal time management skills, and the ability to work effectively under pressure with competing priorities
  • A flexible team worker
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to apply common sense and initiative
  • Competence in all Microsoft Office systems (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Good numeracy skills


  • Previous experience in wellbeing role
  • Experience of professional services

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Job Details
Job Ref: 410685590
Hours: Not Specified
Location: City, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Working Term: Not specified
Salary: British Pound . GBP British Pound . GBP - Annual Annual