Diversity Manager

Job Title: Diversity Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: KH/15666b
Contact Name: Kirstin Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 02, 2021 03:47

Job Description

Our client is a one of the leading international law firms looking to hire a global D&I Manager for their London, office. 

Title: D&I Manager

Reports to: International Head of Recruitment, Emerging Talent and Diversity & Inclusion.

Role Summary:

This role is responsible for managing the delivery of the D&I plan, delivering on D&I programmes and initiatives and is responsible for executing against the actions and goals of the firm wide D&I strategy. It sits within the HR function, and works closely with all practice groups and regional offices.

The key focus of this role will be managing the operational execution for D&I and ensuring connectivity across the firm to the D&I agenda. The person will be a technical D&I expert, bringing insight and ideas to the company and be sued to being responsible for an end to end D&I plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver on actions to meet the strategy and track and assess progress against actions
  • Set a plan in place for working towards goals and objectives
  • Coordinate firm wide actions and share progress across the firm
  • Manage the delivery of firm wide events and activities
  • Manage a calendar of events in year and manage the preparation for each one
  • Deliver against external charters and commitments
  • Manage deliverables against budget
  • Ensure other teams deliver against their responsibilities and keep them informed
  • Provide skills and direction for others to deliver in their roles
  • Coordinate all activity across the firm so there is consistency and collaboration
  • Work closely with the other D&I teams (internal) to ensure they align to firm wide actions
  • Provide regular and timely updates on actions, deliverables and achievements
  • Manage the networks and strands to ensure they align to the global strategy
  • Work closely with HRBP’s and HR COE’s to ensure they are equipped with skills and understanding to embed D&I in their PG/IO teams and across the region
  • Plan and deliver against a yearly schedule of key company events and celebrations that are firm wide
  • Manage support for the regions and networks to deliver on their own key regional and strand specific events
  • Be innovative in bringing ideas and different approaches to events
  • Bring external insight to the company and share
  • Keep the company up to date on external D&I thinking and share openly
  • Identify new and innovative opportunity that the company might want to engage with and take up
  • Develop own knowledge and expertise and also develop the firms technical knowledge and expertise in D&I
  • Attend relevant external events and bring learnings back
  • Review and provide updates on data and measure regularly, embed into dashboards and regular meaningful reporting and insights
  • Share and collaborate on insight obtained and ensure shared with relevant groups
  • Take part in benchmarking activities and external surveys
  • Manage materials and briefing documents for leaders across the firm to support communication and key D&I events
  • Manage materials and agenda for the Inclusion Council and prepare sponsor and HRD/Head of D&I in advance
  • Develop toolkit and best practice skills that can be shared across the firm to upskill all employees in D&I
  • Ensure communication are in place on all key D & I activities
  • Works closely with communication team to align D&I communication both internally and externally
  • Deliver on a communications plan that is agreed and mapped out
  • Ensure teams are kept updated on what the D&I teams are working on
  • Manage a bank of materials and papers for the D&I/CSR strategy and agenda that are easily accessible and reusable

Skills, Experience and Education Required:

• Passion for D&I

• Strong demonstrable skills in D&I delivery, with a particular focus on delivering results, actions and planning

•Experience leading D&I teams, or being part of a D&I team is preferred

• Evidence of managing events, networks, communications in D&I, toolkits and best practice required

•Willingness to be agile and adapt what’s needed at short notice and depending on changing circumstances

• Able to work on own and be a self-starter to get things done and moving and equally as part of a wider team

• Able to get work done quickly and effectively, but also with the right level of quality either on own or through a team

• Able to work to deliver against goals

• Being comfortable in leading operational delivery of D&I

• Consistently positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach

• Operational delivery skills as well as influencing and communication skills

• Ability to make an impact

• Strong delivery focus and highly motivated to manage and provide excellent advice and deliver results

• Confident and credible in dealing with internal and external stakeholders

• Confident enough to challenge constructively, combined with a level of resilience

If you are interested in discussing the role further please contact Kirstin Hunt at

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