Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

  • Job Reference: JO0000003195
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR, Other Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager to join a hugely successful global law firm in a newly established role. This newly created, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, role will be key in supporting the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) focus with responsibility for leading and managing DEI programmes and initiatives in support of the firm's broader DEI strategy. The role will be responsible for the development and delivery of initiatives to attract, retain and develop individuals from diverse backgrounds, and foster inclusive leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, design and deliver appropriate DEI programmes and initiatives in support of the firm's overarching DEI strategy and goals, and the specific local needs of each office, using external resources where appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate regular meetings of the London DEI Steering Committee, the DEI Committee, staff networks and other internal groups, and maintain regular contact with Diversity Champions in other offices;
  • Work with staff networks/committees/Diversity Champions to co-ordinate regular meetings, promote membership and visibility, develop and implement annual programmes aligned with the broader DEI strategy and priorities, draft management updates, run programming and manage budgets;
  • Monitor and ensure the delivery of agreed DEI objectives, tracking and reporting on progress, budget and deliverables;
  • Contribute to the delivery of timely DEI communications both within the firm and externally (including social media);
  • Collaborate with the London Graduate Recruitment on key initiatives to promote the pipeline of diverse candidates into the legal profession and applications to the firm;
  • Manage the DEI pages/content on the Intranet;
  • Keep abreast of best practice and provide advice, guidance and support on DEI issues;
  • Generate and implement ideas to support and mark notable dates, events and initiatives;
  • Coordinate training on DEI topics and deliver DEI induction training for new hires;
  • Manage and prepare responses to surveys, client requests and awards; and
  • Ad hoc project work, as required e.g. benchmarking, research, change management projects

The ideal candidate will have solid experience in a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager role within a legal / professional services firm. You will have a track record of developing and implementing diversity & inclusion initiatives which have contributed to achieving business objectives, and the ability to build and maintain support from a range of individuals throughout the firm. You must have excellent time management and organisation skills, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple detailed projects. The ability to influence and build relationships with key stakeholders is essential, along with experience of budget management and the ability to work independently. You must have a real passion for diversity & inclusion, and act as an ambassador for the firm at all times.