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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

Employer
Allen & Overy LLP
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Diversity
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Job description

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our London office as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager.  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is a strategic priority for Allen & Overy and the DE&I Team sit at the heart of the firm’s work in this area.  Our work covers culture change programmes, diverse talent development, advising affinity networks, collaborating with clients, internal and external communications and much more. We can’t do all of this by ourselves and we pride ourselves on being able to consult with, influence, educate and enable a wide range of stakeholders at all levels to ensure the widest possible reach for our work and the greatest potential for it to create change.

We have made significant and award winning progress in this field however we don’t claim to have all the answers. This is an exciting role for someone who has a passion and sound knowledge of DE&I and is willing to contribute their own thinking and ideas to continually grow and refine our work.  You must have ‘can do’ attitude and be able to work with autonomy or as part of a team as needed.  Good organisation, stakeholder management and interpersonal skills are essential.

Role and responsibilities
Working with the Head of DE&I and other key stakeholders the DE&I Manager will:

  • Design and deliver culture change programmes
  • Manage rolling internal and external communications plans that support strategy
  • Work with HR teams to ensure that employee lifecycle processes and development programmes support DE&I goals around recruitment and retention
  • Support BD colleagues with client collaboration around DE&I
  • Advise affinity networks and act as a liaison between them
  • Develop and manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • Manage external benchmarking processes

Key requirements

  • A passion for and good knowledge of DE&I
  • Confidence in working with data
  • Excellent attention to detail, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to exercise judgement when working under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible and work across a wide range of client groups
  • Collaborative team player
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially PowerPoint and Excel

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Allen & Overy recognises the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together. If you would like additional flexibility we will of course consider this in line with business needs.


Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned our reputation as a firm that leads the industry and opens up new possibilities in law. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. We are defined by our consistent commitment to creating a collaborative and supportive working culture and investing in your progress. We’re committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional ambitions. Joining our global team, you’ll discover what collaborating on a global scale really looks like; you’ll learn how to help drive change; and you’ll be at the heart of an organisation that’s defining the future of law. If you’re ready to find a place to thrive: It’s Time.

Company

It’s Time

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we’ve earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field – and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you’re ready for a new challenge, it’s time to seize the opportunity.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
Location
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD
GB
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