Responsible Business Advisor - 14 months FTC


Liverpool, GB

Department or practice area:  Responsible Business

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Responsible Business  team, with the addition of a Responsible Business Advisor - 14 months FTC.


Meet the team


Responsible Business sits within our Talent team, with around 40 members covering the full employee life-cycle. The other groups are talent acquisition, development and advisory. We operate a one-team approach and you may be required to undertake other duties, within the scope of your level and experience.

The opportunity for you


This fixed term contract covers a period of family leave we expect to last 14 months. This is a part-time role. You will be joining a creative team whose purpose is to deliver our ambitious Responsible Business programme. The team engage our people and our clients across five key areas: community engagement, inclusion, pro bono, the arts and sustainability. The role covers all UK offices. ​


Reporting to the Head of Inclusion, based in London, you will supervise our Responsible Business Assistant. You will lead on community engagement and the arts. You will have regular contact with our marketing and communication team, network and committee members and the rest of the firm.​

This is not a routine office job; you will be working on multiple initiatives involving internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will demonstrate an inclusive mindset, be passionate about social and environmental change and strive to role model ethical behaviour. Being organised is a must, as well as ambition, a willingness to work outside of your comfort zone, and be detail-orientated while understanding the bigger picture. 

Key responsibilities

  • Fully involved in all operational aspects of the programme, from delivering induction to evaluating feedback and proposing solutions​
  • Support network leads and partner champions to deliver their network objectives​
  • Drafting content for newsletters and maintain intranet pages​
  • Keeping records and capturing data, providing updates and evidence the social value of our programme​
  • Draft board reports/papers, analyse and present data to communicate key messages
  • Organise and deliver volunteering days and fundraising opportunities ​
  • Lead the Giving and Volunteering Committee, whose remit includes fundraising and donations, volunteering, maintaining relationships with key community partners​
  • Review programme elements as necessary to incorporate feedback, ensure they continue to deliver intended outcomes and remain market leading.
  • Manage and attend certain committee meetings including drafting agenda, minutes and co-ordinating actions.
  • Motivate and empower committee and network members to share ideas, engage in and support the delivery of the wider programme
  • Involvement in projects identified as priorities in the strategic plan each year, leading where appropriate
  • General queries relating to the programme, resolving where possible and escalating when necessary

Experience required


  • Operating in a similar role within a professional services firm​
  • Progressive working environments that promote inclusive cultures​
  • Solid experience of corporate citizenship and community engagement, understanding how third sector and private sector organisations mutually support each other​


  • Legal sector experience​
  • Fundraising and / or corporate partnerships​

Knowledge and skills required

  • An inclusive mindset, high emotional intelligence and cultural awareness
  • Hands-on approach and willingness to support a multi-site team
  • Ability to prioritise work, be highly organised and manage multiple projects
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including proof reading and report writing
  • Confident user of social media - particularly LinkedIn and Instagram
  • Self-motivated with strong influencing skills
  • Work well and effectively under pressure
  • Team player but able to work under own initiative and ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Flexible and accommodating. On occasions there will be the need to work outside of office hours at events or to travel to our other UK offices.
  • Computer literacy: including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Creative with plenty of ideas and enthusiasm
  • Commercially-minded and service-oriented



Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 

Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

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