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Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Manager

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Full-Time

  • Salary : £80,000

A prestigious and fast growing US law firm is looking to hire a new Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Manager for both Europe & Asia to partner with firm leaders, Director of HR, Director of DEI and the wider team to support the implementation of an industry-leading diversity, equality and inclusion strategy.

 

Within this role you will be a consultant and advisor to business unit and office leaders, affinity group leaders, local council leaders, and other stakeholders, and will run programming that supports the firm’s DEI strategy, with a focus on running effective 1:1 mentorship, sponsorship and coaching programmes, eliminating hidden barriers to success, addressing systemic inequities, and creating a mature DEI culture in which each leader is responsible for DEI success.

 

Responsibilities will include:

    • Develop and implement programmes and interventions designed to attract, retain, develop and advance diverse talent, eliminate hidden barriers to success, address systemic inequities, and foster inclusive leadership;
    • Collaborate with select business unit and department leaders, HR managers and the DEI team to design and execute business unit / department strategies that are aligned with firmwide talent strategies;
    • Collaborate with affinity group leaders to develop and implement annual strategic plans, draft management updates, perform data analysis, run programming and manage annual budgets;
    • Manage and align affinity group strategy and programming to broader DEI strategy;
    • Operate as a skilled facilitator who is capable of creating content for DEI training and awareness programs that will increase strategic impact throughout the firm;
    • Manage and monitor the implementation of DEI programming, and drive accountability to project timelines, deliverables and outcomes;
    • Analyse DEI data trends to measure progress and programme effectiveness, and to inform the firm’s DEI strategy;
    • Work, coach, consult and partner across all levels, inclusive of individual contributors, people managers, associates, counsel, partners, and firm leadership;
    • Provide or arrange for one-on-one executive coaching for individuals on issues pertaining to DEI;
    • Collaborate with the firm’s talent acquisition teams to identify strategic approaches that will enable us to increase opportunities to diversify our talent pool and increase diversity in hiring, including graduates;
    • Collaborate with key clients on DEI-related initiatives in support of our firm goals, including premier speaker events, pro bono partnerships, pipeline initiatives, roundtables, and the like;
    • Foster relationships with attorneys and professionals at the firm, internal DEI champions, DEI professionals at peer firms, leaders of DEI organizations and DEI professionals at clients;
    • Participate in external councils, conferences, and forums to stay abreast of cutting edge issues and trends, benchmark leading organisations, enhance marketplace presence and strengthen brand recognition;

 

Candidates need to be degree educated, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience within diversity and inclusion within a professional services organisation, preferably a law firm.  In addition candidates need to demonstrate leadership qualities and have excellent written, organisational and communication skills.  This role is paying up to £80,000 and the team are currently working 2 days in the office and 3 days at home.