Diversity & Inclusion Officer

City of London, England
£40000 - £55000 per annum
07 Feb 2019
07 Mar 2019
Emma Quirke
Specialist Area
Diversity and Equality
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
our new company
Our client forward thinking International Bank located in the City of London has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Diversity & Inclusion Officer to join their HR team permaent basis to deliver the Banks UK D&I strategy.

The role is to start ASAP, however will consider candidates that are on longer notice or require part time working arrangements.

Your new role
As the successful candidate you will be responsible for providing specialist D&I advice and support and you will work in partnership with senior management and members of the Human Resources team to deliver the banks UK Diversity & Inclusion strategy. This will include the, standards and procedures whereby we seek to foster a diverse and inclusive organisation that is reflective of the diverse needs and composition of our people, our clients and the communities we serve. This role will also liaise with Global HR Diversity & Inclusion colleagues to ensure our local strategy complements the global Diversity & Inclusion plan.

Key responsibilities
Work with the Head of HR Advisory and wider HR colleagues to deliver and monitor the local D&I plan
Act as the subject matter expert to drive the implementation of the Diversity & Inclusion strategy in the UK
Pro-actively work with the business to ensure that diversity and inclusion is a key part of their people strategy
Research and make recommendations on diversity and inclusion opportunities for the bank
Implement changes to existing policies, processes etc and implement new initiatives based on recommendations
Work closely with the Communications team to ensure that diversity and inclusion strategies, initiatives and success stories are communicated and shared within the Branch

What you'll need to succeed
Experience in a pure Diversity & Inclusion role with a proven track record in supporting the delivery in this area for a large financial services firm will be a must
Strong knowledge and understanding of Diversity & Inclusion best practice
Analytical and diagnostic skills with the ability to recommend appropriate solutions
Strong project management skills
Able to act as a catalyst for change, focusing business leaders on developing the right culture
Strong interpersonal, client relationship, influencing and communication skills
Assertiveness with the ability to challenge others in constructive way
Able to demonstrate credibility to communicate complex issues simply and compellingly to influence senior business leaders
CIPD qualification useful but not essential
European languages useful but not essential

What you need to do now
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