• Full Time
  • UK

About Crowe Crowe is a leading national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with global reach and local expertise. We are an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the top 10 accounting networks in the world, with access to more than 38,000 people in more than 145 countries and across 700 offices globally. We pride ourselves on looking after our people, whether you’re working in corporate tax, statutory audit or you’re a marketing or HR specialist, at Crowe we invest in our people to help them be the best they can be. We understand that it is often the culture and values of a firm that are most important when looking for a new workplace, that’s why at Crowe our people-focused culture means we value new ideas and innovation, and welcome people who are committed to making a different by delivering excellent services to our people, clients and communities. Purpose of the role As our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, a new role for the firm, you will work with the Director, Head of People Development and the wider National People Team to support Crowe in achieving the aims and objectives of our firm-wide ED&I strategy that is focused on the attraction, retention and development of diverse talent. Working in partnership with our established networks (Women’s Empowerment, Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH), LGBTQ and Crowe Ability Network (CAN)) and those being formed, the ED&I Advisor will deliver projects and activities aimed at creating an inclusive culture where all our people can flourish and play a key role in advising, guiding and championing behaviours that support diversity and inclusion. Responsibilities Working within and alongside the wider National People team and under the guidance/direction of the Director, Head of People Development: Champion diversity, equality, and inclusion through all our people-related activities. Within an agreed framework of projects and priorities, work with the wider National People team and key stakeholders to develop our processes, policies, and strategies to promote ED&I across the firm. Act as liaison with each of our networks, attending regular network meetings and our ED&I Steering Group. Prepare and manage the minutes and actions from the ED&I Steering Group. Assist the ED&I network leads and ambassadors on formulating annual plans and strategies. Report on agreed KPIs to monitor and review the progress and effectiveness of our ED&I activities, producing accurate and timely management information to leadership / stakeholders as required to support our ongoing review of the effectiveness of our approach. This includes updating the firm’s CSR-ESG team, as appropriate. Support and lead, as appropriate, on work with external parties/affiliations/sponsorships such as Women in Finance, Stonewall, Race at Work Charter and others. Work with the People Communications & Marketing Director and wider communications team to devise, co-ordinate and deliver effective and innovative ED&I internal and external campaigns. Work with relevant third parties to enhance our internal and external ED&I campaigns. Keep up to date and well informed on latest developments, best practice models and wider accountancy sector activities in the ED&I space, representing Crowe where appropriate on sector/professional body meetings. Oversight and co-ordination of the budgets associated with ED&I, linking in with the core People Development Operations team. Skills & Experience Relevant experience across the ED&I space, preferably within a professional services environment, with the ability to show up to date knowledge of the current ED&I thinking and trends. Able to identify and share innovative solutions to ED&I issues. Strong communication skills, demonstrable experience in building effective relationships with senior stakeholders and the ability to deliver effective and engaging presentations to the relevant client/business groups. Excellent planning and organisational skills, with a focus on continuous improvement, and the ability to manage and deliver projects successfully. Organised, analytical and comfortable working data, management information and KPIs. Proven experience working with third parties. Willingness to travel between the regional offices to meet with stakeholders as well attend and engage with ED&I events, meetings and training. Why choose Crowe? Crowe is where talented people can realise their potential, are successful and enjoy what they do by making a positive difference to our clients, communities and each other. Our vision is to be recognised as essential to the future success of our clients by helping them to answer tomorrow’s questions, and make smart decisions that have lasting value through the highest quality audit, tax, advisory and risk services. We offer you an opportunity to continue your career and work for a firm that offers stability and knowledge. In addition you can work alongside experienced professionals who put the client at the heart of everything they do. At Crowe, you will find the expertise, the resources and, above all, the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career. In return we can offer you continued career development, highly competitive salaries and flexible benefits. Plus an opportunity to work for a firm that truly values its people. Crowe is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in recruitment and employment. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and believe that diversity and inclusivity are key drivers of effectiveness and in providing our clients with a quality service. Entry and progression within the firm is determined solely by the application of objective criteria, personal performance and merit. We want to create the best environment for our staff to thrive. We recognise the importance of offering a flexible approach to our working environment and we would be happy to discuss with you further.

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