Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, EMEA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, EMEA

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | UK, UK, UK

Posted 15 days ago

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We're Norton Rose Fulbright - a global law firm with over 50 offices and 7,000 employees worldwide.

Our London office is currently recruiting for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, EMEA. As well as the relevant skills and experience, we're looking for people who are innovative, commercial and value the work that they do. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and believe diversity drives innovation, so we're building a culture where difference is valued.

The Role:

The role holder will need to be capable of working effectively at both strategic and operational levels and support the Head of Diversity & Social Impact in leading the Practice's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion agenda across Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA). The role holder will report into the EMEA Head of Diversity & Social Impact and will manage the DE&I Advisor. Key sponsors of the role are the regional Managing Partner and regional Chair, and members of the EMEA DE&I Committee.

Key Responsibilities:

Support the Chief People Officer, EMEA; Head of Diversity & Social Impact, EMEA; DE&I Committee, EMEA; wider EMEA Human Resources (HR) team; Learning & Development team; and Marketing & Business Development team to develop and implement the DE&I strategy and initiatives at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Internal and external communications:

  • Organise, prepare for and follow up on DE&I Committee quarterly meetings.
  • Prepare copy for, and work with, Internal Communications to execute internal DE&I communication strategy. Includes keeping intranet up-to-date and creating and publishing new content and pages as necessary.
  • Prepare external communications including updating internet pages and working with Public Relations to manage external DE&I brand and secure external coverage.
  • Produce DE&I information for pitch and tender documents.
  • Work with Client Relationship team and Relationship Partners to provide support on DE&I information and content as it relates to business development activity/connections with clients.
  • Select and prepare submission for awards and external benchmarks.
  • Coordinate EMEA internal communications campaigns.


  • Lead the ongoing design, management and roll out of a number of strategic DE&I initiatives focussing on gender, race and ethnicity, disability, mental health, LGBT+, social mobility, and working parents and working carers.

Employee networks and events:

  • Provide thought leadership and support for employee networks across EMEA.
  • Work with senior network champions and network co-chairs.
  • Provide support in organising and promoting events as required.
  • Manage network budgets.


  • Assist with global projects including contributing content for reports for the Executive Committee and involvement in global campaigns and initiatives.
  • Monitor, analyse and report on DE&I statistics and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Act as a credible subject matter expert to internal HR and business contacts.
  • Work with HR and Heads of Office across EMEA to support development and delivery of local DE&I strategy and initiatives.
  • Work closely with the HR team and wider business to ensure that DE&I matters are embedded into all HR and business processes, policy development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with HR to ensure the firm remains compliant with legislation and update policies as required.
  • Promote the firm's provision of support at external DE&I events/forums/meetings.
  • Capitalise on the firms' membership of external DE&I bodies.
  • Hold ad hoc meetings with potential and existing providers and organisations.
  • Keep abreast of external DE&I initiatives and put forward proposals for review.
  • Manage direct report.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong working knowledge of, and experience at a strategic level in, DE&I in a professional services, financial services, legal services, corporate or blue chip environment.
  • Considerable experience in project management and capable of running a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Able to think strategically about opportunities and projects.
  • Capable of bringing a commercial eye to proposals and projects.
  • Good understanding of broader HR issues and legislation across EMEA.
  • Ability to deal confidently with senior stakeholders and influence senior decision-makers.
  • Willing to do operational-level work in order to launch and implement projects on a timely basis.

Our clients come first and whilst we have a high performance culture and work hard as a team, in return we offer range of competitive benefits including:

  • 25 days hols + Bank hols - Buy up to 5 days
  • GP Service
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Flexible working

In addition, we are proud of our established health and wellbeing programme which supports our employees through mental, physical and lifestyle challenges.

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks. Find more about Diversity and Inclusion here.

Norton Rose Fulbright is an equal opportunities employer. We will make reasonable adjustments to our application process to ensure that you have the best chance of success. We understand that there's not a "one size fits all" approach to adjustments so our team will work with you individually to understand more about your requirements. Please contact our Recruitment team on