Diversity Assistant

South East England
17 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an ambitious Diversity Coordinator to provide administrative, organisational and coordination support for our Diversity and Inclusion programme and initiatives.

About the role

You will be working closely with a range of individuals, including the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Senior Partner, Network Groups and Director of People.

This is a fast paced and varied role including but not limited to the following:

Ensuring all policies and activities are appropriately promoted within the firm and included on intranet (Compass).

Develop and implement a social media strategy for the Diversity and Inclusion programme.

Support all events through management of invitation list as well as all other aspects of event coordination - venue, food, budget management.

Contributing diversity information for panel pitches across the firm.

Dealing with and coordinating volunteers on a day-to-day basis.

Assisting in putting together the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index submission on an annual basis, including locating statistics, policies, training and coordinating various parties' contributions.
Processing of invoices.

Provide support to fundraising teams and initiatives where appropriate.

Monitor and report Diversity time recording for non fee-earners.

Initiation/implementation of new initiatives in diversity and fundraising.

About you

Graduate or similar

Experience of working in an office environment

Experience of working in a fast paced environment, as part of a small team to tight deadlines

Administration experience

Experience of liaising and communicating with internal and external contacts

Experience in fundraising and event organisation

Good copywriting skills and willingness to learn more.

IT literate with advance knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

"Can do" approach to work with a willingness to get involved and help out where needed.

Excellent organisational and administrative skills.

Strong accuracy and attention to detail.

Ability to demonstrate initiative.

Self-motivated and resilient.

Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and handle a number of concurrent projects and tasks

Enthusiasm and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. We're also founding members of the CMS organisation of major independent European law firms, which brings ten leading European law firms together under one banner. Together, they have 60 offices across 29 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Each CMS firm is well established in its own jurisdiction and well versed in multi-jurisdictional projects.

We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that's tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What's more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.

We're considered more accessible than many of our competitors. Our clients tell us they like working with us and that we're seen as the human face of the law. Independent surveys also reveal that our own people think we're down to earth and that our partners are very approachable.

Working here, you can expect an open, welcoming atmosphere, as well as supportive colleagues who share their expertise. You'll have the chance not just to progress quickly, but also to make lifelong friends in the process.

Equal opportunities

We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.

If you are interested please apply online or contact Phoebe Napier, Recruitment Officer, for more information. Please upload a covering letter when applying to this vacancy.

CMS supports War Child as our Charity of the Year partner.