Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager

Term: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Responsible Business
Practice group: Operations
Location: Any UK Office (with Occassional UK Travel)
Purpose of role

With no single headquarters or dominant culture, inclusion, diversity and wellbeing is fundamental to who we are at Dentons and integral to our global vision and strategy.

We know that the best results are achieved when we create a culture that supports the wellbeing of everyone, and one that is inclusive of a wide range of great people from diverse backgrounds.

This role is perfect for anyone passionate about helping to drive cultural change to have a positive impact on people making a meaningful difference.

Dentons are committed to being a firm that positively impacts planet and people. This role sits within the wider Responsible Business Team, reporting to the Head of Responsible Business.

  • Leading the development and activation of Dentons inclusion and wellbeing (I&W) strategy (with the support of an Advisor and Assistant for implementation) working closely with the Wellbeing Partner and Wellbeing Committee and the Inclusion Council
  • Integrate the strategy into business, HR and talent processes, delivering impactful results in support of key business objectives
  • Leverage data and metrics to measure progress and impact, inform the overall approach and communicate priorities
  • Create and implement awareness and education that focuses on an inclusive culture and fostering good wellbeing
  • Oversee and work closely with the inclusion network groups, Inclusion Council and Wellbeing committee to deliver the I&W strategy. Review and implement improvements to structures and governance when required
  • Provide guidance to the wider HR team on the practical application of any I&W related policies. Work with HR colleagues to review and/or develop new policies, toolkits and procedures
  • Work towards actively achieving external benchmarks, awards and standards
  • Manage and develop relationships with external organisations and networks to ensure we are implementing the latest best-practice
  • Develop external networks for collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Work closely with the Advisor and Assistant to keep the Wellbeing hub and I&D portal up to date
  • Take ownership of client requests to collaborate on I&W programmes. Work with the Marketing & Business Development team to identify where we can leverage I&W to strengthen client relationships
  • Accountable for the preparation and management of the I&W budget
  • Provide expertise on I&W matters incorporating the latest thinking and societal changes on an ever-evolving agenda.
  • Partner with colleagues in our global inclusion & diversity community, representing the region and being a proactive member of that community. Implement global initiatives in the region
  • Work with the Head of Responsible Business and wider team to raise awareness of the firm wide responsible business programme as a whole, collaborating on wider team projects when a one-team approach is needed to maximise impact
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • Experience and a deep knowledge and passion for inclusion and wellbeing
  • Ability to implement the strategic vision through operational focus and deliver it through hands-on management, inviting constructive challenge and working closely with others across the business
  • Strong listening and communication skills; experience presenting to, training and engaging audiences and facilitating dialogue at all levels,
  • Influence to drive cultural and behaviour change and results to further advance I&W
  • Strong change management, stakeholder management and collaboration skills
  • Experienced in monitoring, analysing, and presenting data and using related insights to identify and deliver opportunities for change
  • Knowledge of the regulatory/statutory requirements related to I&W
  • A proven track record of strong programmatic management of I&W strategies through to execution
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, always looking for ways we can do better, bringing analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and is comfortable navigating uncertainty
  • Both a strong team player, whilst also able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to work in a complex - sometimes challenging - fast-paced environment and being comfortable with change, managing time effectively, remaining flexible and taking initiative during busy times to ensure a quick turnaround
  • You will be commercially astute with a broad business understanding
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and multiple projects simultaneously
  • You will be data literate and understand how to monitor KPIs and measure performance against targets
  • Experience of managing projects and/or programmes at its strategy/development phase, where the outcomes and nature of the work are still being defined
  • Experience of bringing projects in on budget and on time
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


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