We are currently recruiting for an Interim Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Specialist to lead on Engagement & Panning for our legal client based in London. You will develop and implement a plan for engaging our clients people and external partners that support the firm’s D&I vision, values and strategy. We are seeking a D&I specialist with the ability to develop a clear engagement plan, the creativity to communicate effectively and the motivation to deliver the plan to the highest standards. You will support the delivery of the firm’s D&I strategy across all groups and geographies (International coverage) which will position the firm as a truly inclusive global business law firm. This means paying close attention to our global audiences, applying sensitivity and diligence in interpreting and meeting their needs. Key areas of responsibility: Communications: *Build and manage the D&I Engagement Plan, working closely with the Communications and Responsible Business team to ensure D&I key dates, reporting deadlines, and events and awards are marked, both internally and externally. *Align people network communication plans with the D&I engagement plan to ensure that we have a drumbeat of engagement around D&I *Manage and take accountability for the practical implementation and rollout of said plans, and evaluating critical success factors. *Manage the International D&I intranet site, driving people to keep up to date with D&I initiatives *Manage the production of internal D&I news, videos, presentations and other content, including copywriting, editing, proof reading and working with external design agencies. *Integrating with digital, social and PR plans as appropriate, and always ensuring brand-alignment. Data & Insights: *Lead on delivery of D&I reporting and insights (i.e. Executive reports, external commitments and other mandatory reporting). Benchmarks, commitments and awards: *Support our people networks with benchmarking communications activity. *Draft and enter D&I awards submissions on behalf of our client. Coordinate applications for Regional D&I awards, sharing applications and information for optimal impact across the business. Skills, experience and characteristics: *Have a demonstrable track record in delivering effective communications. *Have experience working with intranets and social channels. *Have supported and implemented firm wide projects and initiatives. Be comfortable multi-tasking and working to sometimes conflicting timescales and multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment. *Confident in working and influencing senior stakeholders. *Budget and supplier responsibility and management. *Have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for Diversity and Inclusion. *Exhibit cultural curiosity and competence, show that they identify with the firm, its objectives and values. *Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be fluent in English. *Be able to exercise empathy, discretion and sensitivity. *Have a working knowledge of D&I best practices, reporting and linkages to HR practices.
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