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14 Jan 2022

Full-Time Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing Advisor

Mills & Reeve – Posted by RoopDhatt United Kingdom

Job Description

A Permanent and Full time role, working 50-60% of hours in office and the remaining hours from home. This role will be based in either our Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cambridge or Norwich office.
The role

You will support the Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing (DIW) Manager to deliver on the firm’s DIW strategy, and work closely with the DIW Steering Group, employee networks, and others across the firm to coordinate a programme of internal and external comms, events, and activities. In addition, you will be responsible for supporting with the development of activity plans for the DIW team, and monitoring progress against these.
You will support with project coordination and delivery, research, and DIW data analysis, and help prepare meeting agenda and papers, take minutes, and monitor actions. Acting as a point of contact for all staff and partners at the firm, you’ll provide advice and support across the diversity, inclusion and wellbeing agenda and support the DIW Manager to ensure that regulatory and legislative requirements are met.
This role reports to the Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, and works closely with HR and other colleagues across the firm including the Managing Partner, the Head of Learning and Development, Learning and Development Manager, National Service Line (NSL) leaders, Central Operations Group (COG) members, DIWSG members, employee network Chairs and members, and Wellbeing Supporters and Champions.
The person
You will have prior experience in D&I, gained through a formal or voluntary role, as well as knowledge of diversity and inclusion policy and practice, and a good understanding of wellbeing in the workplace. The role requires someone who:
• Has previous experience of supporting and/or coordinating HR, D&I or change projects.
• Has a deep understanding of the needs of underrepresented communities and a commitment to making their voices heard.
• Has high levels of emotional intelligence to be able to work collaboratively and form strong relationships and networks both internally and externally.
• Has significant commercial awareness.
• Has excellent attention to detail and presentation skills.
• Can plan and prioritise their own and others workloads and is resilient and adaptable when faced with tight deadlines, change, or setbacks.
• Has personal commitment to keeping up to date with diversity and inclusion best practice.
Pre-employment screening
Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability.
Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance
This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment.
And finally
Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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