Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Your new company Our client prominent bank located in the City of London has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Diversity & Inclusion Specialist to join their HR function in this newly created role for 12 months on an interim basis starting ASAP. 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 develop and deliver the banks London 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 Pro-actively work with the Head HR Europe and Head of HR Advisory & L&D to set up and monitor the local D&I Annual Plan Act as the subject matter expert to drive the implementation of the Diversity & Inclusion strategy for the bank in London. 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 of strategy & delivery in this area for a large financial services firm 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’ll get in return This is a fantastic opportunity to create and implement the diversity & inclusion strategy for a prominent bank. Along with a competitive day rate you will be given the autonomy to advise and influence key decisions of the business as a specialist in this area. What you need to do now If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

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