The Team

The Firm’s People function has responsibility for recruiting, supporting and developing all of the Firm’s people, including our Partners, Lawyers and Professional & Business Services, working closely with the Firm’s leadership to design and deliver the Firm’s people strategy, building on the Firm’s core commitments to collaboration, excellence and inclusivity.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and management on the diversity & inclusion (D&I) function in the Asia Pacific (AP) region, with a particular focus on Australia. The manager role will support and be responsible for planning, managing, developing and implementing the Firm's D&I strategy, initiatives, metrics and policies in the AP region. This position will collaborate closely with the Australian office Diversity & Inclusion Committee, other Diversity and Inclusion Committees in the AP region, local leadership and business services teams in the region to advance diversity and inclusion goals. The key elements to the Firm's current D&I strategy are gender equality, parents and carers, mental health & wellbeing, mainstreaming flexibility, culture/ ethnicity and LGBTI inclusion.

The D&I Manager will also collaborate with colleagues across the Firm's network on global programs such as BakerWellbeing and regional/AP discussions and projects.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree required (e.g. HR, Psychology, Law Degree or Masters degree a plus). 
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for the field of diversity and inclusion 
  • Minimum of three years of diversity and inclusion experience, preferably in a large law firm. 
  • Self motivated; ability to work independently. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management and strategic planning. 
  • Strong organization skills, including setting priorities, structuring project deliverables, and ability to manage multiple priorities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent presentation skills. 
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills. 
  • Strong computer literacy, including PowerPoint

The Firm

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At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 47 countries.

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities in all of our world-class business functions.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people - regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfill their professional aspirations with us.

We believe that diversity within the firm makes us stronger, and that an inclusive workplace will enable our talented workforce to achieve their potential. We celebrate differences, and all of our people are expected to create and maintain an open and supportive culture for everyone.

To Apply

If you are self motivated and excited by the connectivity that a global law firm can offer, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.

For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Wanner, Talent Management Consultant, 02 8922 5596.