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Job Title Diversity & Inclusion Assistant
Department Human Resources
Role Business Services
Job Location London

The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Diversity & Inclusion Assistant to join the Human Resources team in our London office. To aid the delivery of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy. To assist with the tasks necessary to enable the team to effectively run its events, key D&I initiatives and project work.

What will you do:

  • Plan, organise and attend diversity and inclusion events including taking responsibility for the marketing lists and invitations, virtual/room booking, arrangements with speakers.
  • Support our HR Operations team with the fortnightly onboarding of new joiners and induction process.
  • Support the coordination of internal D&I communications and update the firm's intranet and website with key initiatives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the firm's diversity network groups and support them to plan, resource and organise events.
  • Assist with projects as required including our Young Talent social mobility programme and graduate diversity events.
  • Act as the main point of contact for incoming enquiries received by both internal and external contacts via the Responsible Business inbox.
  • Act as the main point of contact for queries received from our sports and social groups.
  • Assist with collating data and information for diversity and inclusion award submissions and the firm's annual Responsible Business Review.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Responsible Business team. This includes arranging meetings and any other duties, as reasonably requested by the CR Advisor or Head of Responsible Business, including basic data processing and updating Responsible Business activity via Excel.
  • Responsible for processing of invoices and expenses.
  • Responsible for monitoring the budget for sports and social groups and D&I networks.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong academics preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience working within a corporate environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrates an interest in Corporate Responsibility in a corporate environment.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Outlook, Microsoft Work, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Willingness to use software packages that are unfamiliar.
  • Excellent organisational skills and management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently and adapt communications styles to different audiences.
  • Able to adapt to shifting priorities and adjust plans appropriately.
  • An ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines in a calm and measured way.
  • Possesses a client-centred 'can-do' attitude.
  • Is relationship focused and understands the importance of building networks both internally and externally.
  • Uses initiative, thinks creatively and has good problem-solving skills.
  • Can work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team and on one's own.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.

Here at Simmons & Simmons

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.

  • Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to name a few.
  • Dress 'for your day' Code.
  • Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
  • A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
  • All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long standing history in supporting the art community especially up and coming artists.
  • The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
  • We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2020.
  • We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas & Summer parties and various sporting events.
  • We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+, Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position then please contact Charlotte Smith at charlotte.smith@simmons-simmons.com with any questions. To apply for the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page/visit the career pages on our website, where there is also a detailed job description.

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