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Senior Inclusion & Diversity Manager
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The Role Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community. The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment The London office's current I&D and CSR structure has been in place for a number of years and our I&D programme in particular, has matured and won a number of accolades. The Inclusion & Diversity Senior Manager role is an essential component of our strategy and one that is central to us delivering on our commitment to have a positive impact on society. Specifically, the role will include: 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 our five I&D Focus Groups, providing guidance, direction and support to partner champions and network steering 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 including Stonewall, the BLD Foundation, the Social Mobility Foundation, the 30% Club and Race for Opportunity. Oversee a range of diversity benchmarks including Stonewall's WEI, the Best Employers for Race Survey, the Times Top 50 Employers for Women and the Social Mobility Index. 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 including the Pride gala Dinner and the Black British Business Awards. 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 at each and every stage in the employee life cycle. Develop and maintain relationships with I&D practitioners in other Baker & McKenzie offices. Support and inform global diversity projects as required. Work closely with the communications team to gain appropriate coverage of our 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 The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Inclusion & Diversity field, ideally within a professional services environment. The Team In 2014, Baker McKenzie appointed a dedicated Inclusion & Diversity Partner a role still unique within professional services firms. The Senior Inclusion & Diversity Manager will support the I&D Partner. The team also includes a CSR Manager, a Junior Inclusion & Diversity Officer and an I&D and CSR Coordinator, based in the firm's offshore service centre in Manila. Key Skills and Experience Required Essential 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 organised and excellent prioritisation 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 Desired Experience of delivering creative and innovative Inclusion & Diversity campaigns Experience of overseeing diversity benchmarking exercises, including Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index. Why Join Us? Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way. In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive. The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including: Acritas' Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, 2016 - ranked 1st/Brand Index: 100 The Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17: currently ranked 66th The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017: currently ranked 7th Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Five awards: Most Innovative International Firm for Women, Best International Firm for pro bono work, Best in tax, Best in Employment and Overall Outstanding Female Practitioner Award To Apply Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either or NO AGENCIES PLEASE Please note Baker McKenzie does not accept unsolicited CVs. Please click here for details of our Agency Policy and commitment to sourcing directly. Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community. The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.
Job Details
Job Ref: 270700267
Start Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:00:00 EST
Hours: Not Specified
Location: South East, United Kingdom
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: GBP - Annual