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ED&I Manager

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

Our biggest asset is our people, so our HR team focus on ensuring we are all reaching our potential. They use their specialist expertise to help us attract great talent, enable our employees to succeed and inspire a unified culture of development across our firm. By playing a role in the recruitment and management of our people, they help change lives and influence the future of BDO. Join a driven and passionate team where you can be yourself, while also helping your colleagues to achieve their ambitions.

We’ll broaden your horizons

This is an exciting opportunity where you will support the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Senior Manager by providing input into initiatives to drive and   embed our Be Yourself (ED&I) strategy. This will involve engaging with stakeholders, particularly from across the People function, employee networks and the broader firm, to ensure the strategy’s key pillars underline all activities across the firm, supported by our core purpose, values and behaviours.  You will be a key point of contact for the leads of our active internal networks and work with them to channel efforts to support the Be Yourself Strategy.

This role will work in collaboration with the ED&I Senior Manager to support senior leadership, including the Unifying Culture Board, as well as the wider HR department to ensure we continue to attract, develop and value add for the 6,500+ people across the firm. One of the priority actions is to foster a culture of inclusion, where all of our people from different backgrounds can be themselves, feel included and feel they belong. In this role you’ll also:

  • Keep up to date with external market trends, best practice, industry evolving trends, external networks, regulatory changes/reporting and provide suggestions to enhance and develop the "Be Yourself" experience 
  • Be responsible for the responses to charters such as Race at Work charter, Women in Finance charter and other relevant industry submissions. In addition, keep up to date new industry charters and awards presenting them for consideration if appropriate
  • Actively champion the approach for firm wide and local ED&I initiatives by acting as the point of liaison between the local groups and central ED&I strategy
  • Through data analysis, collaboration with People function teams and HRMs, spot specific opportunities to drive change and address areas of concern
  • Take full ownership for key strategic projects, agreed with the ED&I Senior Manager, and see them through from planning to delivery and embedding
  • Support the ED&I Senior Manager in working closely with SBU and Stream leads to embed ED&I in business decision making at strategic levels
  • Manage and develop relationships across the People Function and act as key point of contact for queries as to how to embed E,D&I across all teams
  • Continually developing your knowledge of ED&I strategies and supporting accountability within the business
  • Responsible for supporting the internal networks, the production of the quarterly networks newsletter and assisting in the creation of new networks as required

We’ll help you succeed

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • A good understanding or passion for ED&I concepts and ideally demonstrable experience gained within a HR function, in a large, matrix organisation - professional services or finance preferred
  • Well-organised, detail-oriented, goal-motivated and ability to prioritise multiple projects with a positive attitude, meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Able to interpret quantitative and qualitative data and communicate priorities in a clear and compelling way and measure progress
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, strong professional ethics and business acumen
  • Be an advocate for BDO, role modelling the culture values and behaviours
  • Continually look for self-improvement opportunities, looking for new ways to grow knowledge and skill set for personal development.
  • Be a conscientious individual who promotes diversity and understands the importance of treating people with fairness and respect.

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 28 days’ holiday;
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash allowance
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • income protection insurance.

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different so, we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts off dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 7,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

Are you ready to join them?

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