Responsible Business Inclusion Advisor- part and full time

Location: 

London, GB

Department or practice area:  Talent

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 Talent  team, with the addition of a Responsible Business Inclusion Advisor- part and full time, we are happy to receive applications from candidates who are looking to work, 3, 4 and 5 days per week. 

 

The opportunity for you

 

You will be joining a creative team whose purpose is to deliver our ambitious and progressive Responsible Business programme. The team engage our people and clients across three key pillars: community, environment and inclusion. The role covers all UK and Ireland offices.

 

Reporting to the Senior Inclusion Manager, based in London, you will sit within the Responsible Business team. The team also has three specialists, a Head of Sustainability, a Sustainability Manager and a Senior Inclusion Manager. You will support on community engagement and inclusion initiatives. You will have regular contact with our marketing and communication team, Responsible Business board members, network and leadership team 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.

 

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.

 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Fully involved in all operational aspects of the Responsible Business programme, from delivering induction to evaluating feedback and proposing solutions
  • Support network leads and partner champions to deliver their network objectives
  • Manage and attend network leadership team meetings, including drafting agenda, minutes and co[1]ordinating actions
  • Motivate and empower network members to share ideas, engage in and support the delivery of the wider programme
  • Draft content for articles, social media and intranet pages
  • Draft board reports and papers, analyse and present data, and design presentations to communicate key messages
  • Keep records and capture data in order to provide updates and evidence the social value of our programme
  • Co-ordinate benchmarking applications, e.g. Stonewall, Social Mobility Foundation Index, Mansfield Rule UK
  • Deliver social mobility outreach programmes, including work experience, insight days and mentoring programmes
  • Co-ordinate race and ethnicity outreach programmes, including the 10,000 Black Interns programme
  • Support the Giving and Volunteering team, whose remit includes fundraising and donations, volunteering and maintaining relationships with community partner organisations
  • Involvement in projects identified as priorities in the Responsible Business strategic plan each year, leading where appropriate
  • General queries relating to the programme, resolving where possible and escalating when necessary, including:
    • Virtual and in-person event management/support
    • Preparing statistics and reviewing data for reporting
    • Completing and compiling surveys
    • Managing memberships
    • Monitoring progress and maintaining accurate reports
    • Tracking expenditure

 

Previous experience

 

Essential

  • Operating in a similar role within a professional services firm
  • Solid experience of supporting inclusion and/or community-focused initiatives
  • Passionate about various inclusion agendas, particularly race and ethnicity and social mobility
  • Understanding of how third sector and private sector organisations mutually support each other

 

Desirable

  • Legal sector experience
  • Early careers or graduate recruitment experience
  • Fundraising and/or corporate partnerships

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

 

  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including report writing and proof reading
  • Excellent people skills with an ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders and be a team player
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Confident user of social media – particularly LinkedIn
  • Commercially-minded and service-oriented
  • Self-motivated with strong influencing skills
  • Creative with plenty of ideas and enthusiasm
  • Work well and effectively under pressure
  • Confident problem solver who is able to work under own initiative
  • Flexible and accommodating – on occasions the team will be required to work outside of office hours at events or to travel to our other UK offices
  • Computer literacy: including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

 

Benefits

 

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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