Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager

Employer
Dentons
Location
Any UK Office (with Occasional UK Travel)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Sep 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

Purpose of role

With no single headquarters or dominant culture, inclusion, diversity and wellbeing is fundamental to who we are at Dentons and integral to our global vision and strategy.

We know that the best results are achieved when we create a culture that supports the wellbeing of everyone, and one that is inclusive of a wide range of great people from diverse backgrounds.

This role is perfect for anyone passionate about helping to drive cultural change to have a positive impact on people making a meaningful difference.

Dentons are committed to being a firm that positively impacts planet and people. This role sits within the wider Responsible Business Team, reporting to the Head of Responsible Business.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the development and activation of Dentons inclusion and wellbeing (I&W) strategy (with the support of an Advisor and Assistant for implementation) working closely with the Wellbeing Partner and Wellbeing Committee and the Inclusion Council
  • Integrate the strategy into business, HR and talent processes, delivering impactful results in support of key business objectives
  • Leverage data and metrics to measure progress and impact, inform the overall approach and communicate priorities
  • Create and implement awareness and education that focuses on an inclusive culture and fostering good wellbeing
  • Oversee and work closely with the inclusion network groups, Inclusion Council and Wellbeing committee to deliver the I&W strategy. Review and implement improvements to structures and governance when required
  • Provide guidance to the wider HR team on the practical application of any I&W related policies. Work with HR colleagues to review and/or develop new policies, toolkits and procedures
  • Work towards actively achieving external benchmarks, awards and standards
  • Manage and develop relationships with external organisations and networks to ensure we are implementing the latest best-practice
  • Develop external networks for collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Work closely with the Advisor and Assistant to keep the Wellbeing hub and I&D portal up to date
  • Take ownership of client requests to collaborate on I&W programmes. Work with the Marketing & Business Development team to identify where we can leverage I&W to strengthen client relationships
  • Accountable for the preparation and management of the I&W budget
  • Provide expertise on I&W matters incorporating the latest thinking and societal changes on an ever-evolving agenda.
  • Partner with colleagues in our global inclusion & diversity community, representing the region and being a proactive member of that community. Implement global initiatives in the region
  • Work with the Head of Responsible Business and wider team to raise awareness of the firm wide responsible business programme as a whole, collaborating on wider team projects when a one-team approach is needed to maximise impact

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Experience and a deep knowledge and passion for inclusion and wellbeing
  • Ability to implement the strategic vision through operational focus and deliver it through hands-on management, inviting constructive challenge and working closely with others across the business
  • Strong listening and communication skills; experience presenting to, training and engaging audiences and facilitating dialogue at all levels,
  • Influence to drive cultural and behaviour change and results to further advance I&W
  • Strong change management, stakeholder management and collaboration skills
  • Experienced in monitoring, analysing, and presenting data and using related insights to identify and deliver opportunities for change
  • Knowledge of the regulatory/statutory requirements related to I&W
  • A proven track record of strong programmatic management of I&W strategies through to execution
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, always looking for ways we can do better, bringing analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and is comfortable navigating uncertainty
  • Both a strong team player, whilst also able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to work in a complex - sometimes challenging - fast-paced environment and being comfortable with change, managing time effectively, remaining flexible and taking initiative during busy times to ensure a quick turnaround
  • You will be commercially astute with a broad business understanding
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and multiple projects simultaneously
  • You will be data literate and understand how to monitor KPIs and measure performance against targets
  • Experience of managing projects and/or programmes at its strategy/development phase, where the outcomes and nature of the work are still being defined
  • Experience of bringing projects in on budget and on time

The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.

Company

Looking for a firm where you can realise your potential and build a rewarding career? Then apply yourself at Dentons.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with more than 12,000 lawyers and professionals. It is a force for innovation and change in the commercial legal market today.

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways.

Global and local market forces are rapidly changing the practice of law. Clients expect high-quality, seamless service delivered faster, cheaper and better everywhere. Globalisation and the corresponding desire to protect cultural identity are creating challenges and opportunities for law firms around the world. By joining Dentons, you can help us meet these challenges.

Our vision is to be the law firm of the future, right now. Our strategy is to grow, integrate and reinvent our business. You have the opportunity to help build the law firm of the future and be a part of the strategy that gets us there.

Who do we hire?

One of the things that makes Dentons unique is our polycentric approach: we have no one global headquarters and no dominant national culture. That means that, here in the UK and Ireland, we have colleagues performing all functions of the Firm. We not only hire qualified lawyers and other fee earners, but also the full suite of business support professionals.

Our UK and Ireland core values are important to us – "Always Human", "Stronger Together", "Here to Win". This helps to shape our culture and how we work with each other, our clients and our communities.

At Dentons, we believe that inclusion and diversity are essential to the success and strength of the Firm and the quality of our advice to, and representation of, our clients. We are committed to providing a flexible environment where everyone respects, supports and learns from our collective skills, talents and differences. By attracting, supporting, promoting and retaining individuals from all backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, faith, religion or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, abilities, social perspective and other characteristics, we create a dynamic and inclusive work environment that is critical to our success. You can read more about what we are doing to achieve this on our Inclusion & Diversity pages.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively. If you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please contact recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

We are a truly global law firm and, as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Why should you join the Firm?

We provide innovative solutions to our clients by attracting, retaining and developing the best talent. At Dentons, you will develop your skills and knowledge in an open and supportive environment. You will be both stretched and challenged. You will experience an international network that fosters a collegiality unmatched at other firms.

We are proud of the achievements of our Firm members, both professionally and within our wider communities.

Helping our clients prosper and grow is what Dentons is all about. We focus on meeting the evolving needs of our clients in virtually every sector. We care about the long-term success of each one of our clients and strive to build a trust-based partnership.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop their potential fully and, therefore, provide support, training and encouragement to members of staff at all levels. Our award-winning Talent & Development team has access to a wealth of resources to support you throughout your career at Dentons. With these, and our formal developmental packages, we will help you to achieve your career goals.

What benefits and support are available?

Dentons understands the need to retain quality employees, which is why the Firm offers a huge range of employee benefits. From health insurance and critical illness cover, to gym membership and income protection, employees and their loved ones are well looked after at Dentons. Dentons has an in-house counsellor and fully trained mental health first aiders.

In light of the increasing numbers of working parents with dependent children, and other caring responsibilities, Dentons provides support for loved ones through a Parents & Carers network and resources such as My Family Care and Cityparents.

Where in the UK and Ireland are we based?

We have offices across the UK: London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Aberdeen and also in Dublin, Ireland. In addition, a growing number of our roles are for remote workers based anywhere in the UK. The description of each position details where the successful hire can be based.

The way we work

At Dentons the way we work is built on trust, empowerment and all round flexibility. With diversity at our core, our approaches to work are as varied as we are. We support our staff to be their best selves, helping them make the right choices in where and how we work in order to deliver the very highest level of service to our clients, ensuring we are able to carry out our roles in their widest sense to support our teams, our personal development and our own preferences.

We have worked with, and listened to, all of our employees and now have three recognized ways of working. These categories are as follows;

Office based - Office based workers are those who need to be in the office every day as their physical presence is intrinsically linked to their specific role, this applies to a small proportion of our workforce/teams.

Virtual workers – Our virtual workers have no need to attend an office and as such, are fully remote. We have successfully implemented this model across both our Legal Delivery Centre and ARC real estate teams. Members of these teams are provided with all necessary equipment and an allowance to create a workspace in their own home and won't be expected to come to an office. At the moment all virtual workers must be in the based in UK.

Hybrid workers – For the majority of our workforce we have implemented a hybrid model whereby there is no minimum (or maximum) number of days they must work from an office location. Instead we give them the freedom to decide with their team how efficiently and effectively they can deliver the best service to our clients, work with our colleagues and progress their own personal development whilst recognizing the need to adjust plans where circumstances require. Each hybrid worker is given an allowance to create a workspace in their own home.

At Dentons, we are always open to improvement and challenging ourselves so should you have a current way of working that is different to our model then please let us know at the application stage and we would love to discuss it with you!

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Telephone
+44(0) 20 7242 1212
Location
One Fleet Place
London
EC4M 7RA
United Kingdom
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