Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager – top UK law firm

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Job Description

The role will provide strategic leadership to the firm’s ED&I journey working closely with the ED&I Strategy Group to ensure that diversity agendas are successfully implemented in line with the firm’s objectives.   The ED&I Manager should have a strong understanding of external trends and have the ability to transfer these into actions at BDB Pitmans.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with colleagues on the ED&I Strategy Group to develop and deliver ED&I programmes and activities that support our overall strategy and drive forward the firm’s ED&I strategy.
  • To be the subject matter expert in ED&I trends and data to ensure we can meet the needs of our future workforce and create a culture that ensures we deliver a positive experience for everyone.
  • Manage the firm’s annual D&I Audit.
  • Develop and maintain a network of ED&I relationships inside and outside of the sector to build an awareness of trends and challenges to support the creation of a meaningful and relevant ED&I strategy and plan.
  • Provide guidance to the wider HR team on the practical application of any diversity related policies and develop new policies and procedures in conjunction with the HR Manager.
  • Influence key stakeholders across the firm who have a role to play within the ED&I agenda.
  • Review and provide guidance on ED&I training initiatives and deliver face-to-face training where applicable.
  • Support the Marketing team when responding to client diversity requests for pitches and lead on submissions to ED&I benchmarks and awards.
  • Accountable for the monitoring and reporting of diversity statistics including providing quarterly ED&I MI to the Executive Board.
  • Provide guidance and support to our employee-led diversity networks.
  • To work with the Head of Resourcing, Employee Engagement and L&D in taking forward the CSR programme and initiatives, including charitable giving, volunteering and pro bono.
  • Line management responsibility of ED&I Coordinator
  • To manage the ED&I budget.
Who we are looking for
  • Previous experience of working within an ED&I role
  • Proven track record of delivering ED&I projects
  • Well-organised, detail-oriented, goal-motivated
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and strong professional ethics

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