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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £45,000 - £50,000
Open to all
Apply by:19/10/2021 - 17:00

Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Are you driven in implementing real change when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry? Explore this exciting role with Hachette UK...

Hachette UK is a creative powerhouse and the UK’s second largest book publishing group. Their mission is to make it easy for everyone, everywhere, to unlock new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity. They’re made up of 10 autonomous publishing divisions and over 50 imprints with a rich and diverse history and an incredible range of authors. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Manager is a role that sits at the absolute heart of Hachette UK and primarily supports the people strand of Changing the Story, although is fully across the publishing and partnerships & publicity strands.


  • You’ll oversee and support the employee networks, setting and maintaining the governance model, managing elections, ensuring their goals are aligned to the publisher's mission and the broader people agenda, amplifying their work, and dealing with any issues
  • You’ll lead the publication of the gender and ethnicity pay gap reports every year and create action plans for change in partnership with employee networks and staff
  • You work in partnership with employee networks to create an action plan following the publication of the people transparency report later this year, which will show the representation of all groups of people in the staff base and where we need to improve representation of groups where we don’t reflect all readers and available talent
  • You’ll network widely and create and nurture partnerships with organisations who build and support communities of underrepresented groups to spread the word about publishing and the opportunities at Hachette including Business in the Community, Creative Access, The Black Writers Guild
  • You’ll propose, consult on and draft policies to promote inclusion and wellbeing. Examples of policies recently introduced include the Respect & Inclusion policy, Shared Parental Leave policy, and Trans Inclusion & Transitioning at Work policy
  • You’ll work with the talent acquisition team on the recruitment policy and infrastructure, and help build recruitment systems and practices to attract a broad range of candidates and hire people across all roles who better represent all readers
  • You’ll benchmark Hachette UK's people practices and amplify the work of the employee networks by entering awards and listings, and you’ll represent Hachette UK at diversity, equity and inclusion events
  • You’ll work with the wider HR team to oversee the annual traineeship, creating a high-quality programme for groups who are underrepresented in the business, advising on the process from end-to-end and supporting the trainees and managers throughout the programme
  • You’ll work with the Head of Talent & Development on the design of the work experience programme, ensuring we reach underrepresented groups and build a diverse talent pipeline
  • Working with the Head of Talent & Development, you’ll source and create training programmes to build empathy, respect and inclusion such as Cultural Awareness training and Unconscious Bias training
  • You’ll work with the Head of Talent & Development to create and steer programmes to grow and support high performing and high potential diverse staff such as Diverse Future Leaders mentoring scheme and Mirror Board
  • You’ll work to ensure Respect & Inclusion policy is embedded throughout the company by advising and supporting staff and managers on any issues with empathy and sensitivity
  • You’ll work closely with Internal Communications Manager to amplify the activity of networks and promote and celebrate their work internally through the quarterly network newsletter, the monthly Hachzette and all-staff emails for the highest profile stories, and you’ll support the communications team with external communications

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • You’re experienced in the field of diversity and inclusion and can demonstrate change you championed and led
  • You enjoy getting to know people and have experience of broad stakeholder management and building networks and trusted relationships in federal or matrix businesses
  • You’re a highly organised person, with the ability to prioritise and manage changing deadlines
  • You’re a natural problem solver and calm under pressure
  • You’re a good copywriter who understands the power of language to drive change

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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