Ideas | People | Trust We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world. We’ll broaden your horizons Our biggest asset is our people, so our HR team focus on ensuring we are all reaching our potential. They use their specialist expertise to help us attract great talent, enable our employees to succeed and inspire a unified culture of development across our firm. By playing a role in the recruitment and management of our people, they help change lives and influence the future of BDO. Join a driven and passionate team where you can be yourself, while also helping your colleagues to achieve their ambitions. We’ll help you succeed This is an exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for developing and embedding our Be Yourself (D&I) strategy. This will involve engaging with stakeholders, taking a holistic approach to ensure the strategy’s key pillars underline all activities across the firm, supported by our core purpose, values and behaviours. This role will work in collaboration with senior leadership, including the U Board, and key sponsoring Partners, the HRLT as well as the wider HR department to ensure we continue to attract, develop and value add for the 7,000 people across the firm. One of the priority actions is to foster a culture of inclusion, where all of our people can be themselves, feel included and feel they belong. Whilst D&I will be the primary focus of this position, the role holder will also have oversight of our overall D&I, Citizenship and Wellbeing (Unifying Culture) strategies and act as People Manager to our existing internal Citizenship (CSR) & Wellbeing Subject Matter Experts. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the below: Significant demonstrable experience as a subject matter expert in a D&I role ideally within a in a large, matrix organisation – professional services or finance preferred Experience in dealing with and influencing a variety of stakeholders and implementing D&I initiatives Good technical knowledge of methods and models of culture and behavioural change, combined with experience of their practical application which drive change, including management information, reporting and quality Collate data to ensure we can continue to measure and monitor progress. Able to interpret quantitative and qualitative data and communicate priorities in a clear and compelling way. Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple time sensitive projects. Exposure or prior knowledge of either Wellbeing or CSR would be advantageous You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand. We’re in it together Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs. We can provide the best support for our people when we’re working side by side. Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. We’re looking forward to the future At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 18 UK locations, we are 7,000 unique minds coming together to help the businesses we work with reach their ambitions. We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.
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