Head of Talent and Diversity
A newly created Head of Talent & Diversity role is available with my client, a growing national law firm. The Head of Talent & Diversity will have responsibility for designing and delivering a people development strategy that enompasses talent management, learning, leadership development, performance management and culture, with diversity and inclusion at its heart.
Build a leadership and management concept appropriate for the firm
Embed competencies and behaviours into assessment for performance and promotion
Take a lead in talent processes including career development pathways, promotion to leadership, high potential identification, talent pipeline, development planning and capability assessment
Build tools for managers and individuals to be able to assess progress, make them accessible and easy to use
Embed changes across people, processes and systems with a focus on inclusion, people experience and diversity of voice
Build diversity initiatives such as reverse mentoring and sponsorship into the firm's talent programmes to with clear milestones
Develop strategic partnerships with 3rd party organisations such as Mindful Business Charter, Women in Leadership in Law, the Race at Work Charter and Stonewall, to ensure leading thinking is incorporated;
Report metrics focused on development progress, diversity and inclusion across the firm to ensure that diverse talent is part of the strategic agenda for the firm
A broad talent and learning background with experience of successfully embedding diversity & inclusion programmes
Experience of developing tailored approaches to capability and behavioural assessment and development
Experience of design and implementation of leadership and management development programs
Experience of leading change
Ability to influence at a senior level
Ability to demonstrate high levels of resilience and emotional intelligence.