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Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

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Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2023

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The Maples Group is a standard bearer in financial and legal services, trusted by many of the world’s largest hedge fund managers, private equity firms and international corporations.


Our distinction flows from our carefully curated team: 2,500+ professionals characterised by tenacity, ethics and exacting excellence.  We hire smart and sharpen smarter, arming talent with best-in-class resources and skills.  Operating in key financial centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our international presence offers a unique springboard for career development and cross-cultural immersion. Our side-by-side financial and legal services are similarly ripe for interdisciplinary learning and growth. 


Our merit-based culture suits professionals in pursuit of boundless careers and lives.  Beyond their acumen, team members are collaborative and conscientious, bringing a healthy sense of drive and purpose to each interaction and to all aspects of their work.


Who We Seek

The Maples Group looks to add a DE&I Specialist to join our growing team and invites eager and qualified candidates to apply.  We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity as we attract, retain and develop world-class talent.


About the Role

The Maples Group is seeking an experienced, professional and detail oriented DE&I Specialist to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role and it will report directly to senior leadership in the Group. Working alongside the wider HR team, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and with colleagues across the business, the DE&I Specialist will be responsible for championing and delivering our purposeful long term DEI strategy and action priorities, plans and projects. Building on existing inclusive operational practices, this is a unique opportunity to join us in developing, embedding and championing our strategic actions on DE&I.


Key areas of responsibility are:


  • Advise the business on global DEI projects and programs
  • Implement and deliver high impact DEI initiatives and events, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
  • Facilitate and champion a culture where DEI is embedded in the Maples culture, valuing every employee as an individual and embracing differences
  • In conjunction with other areas of the business, supporting on effective communication, integration and delivery of key global DEI projects
  • Measure and evaluate the impact of our DEI programs
  • Maintaining an awareness of market conditions and trends, DEI developments, thought leadership, legislative change and best practice




What You Bring

In addition to indisputably high ethical standards and autonomy, the ideal candidate possesses the following:


  • At least five years' experience in a DE&I advisory role
  • Proven experience delivering innovative DE&I programs that have measureable impact
  • Proven knowledge and expertise on DE&I issues, best practice and current legislation
  • Commitment, passion, drive and enthusiasm for increasing DE&I in the workplace with an ability to demonstrate understanding and discretion of individuals within minority groups
  • Proven ability to influence and manage high level stakeholders with confidence and credibility
  • Proven ability to collaborate with internal partners, line managers and HRBP's
  • Proven experience of taking a proactive approach to duties and responsibilities and using initiative when required




The most enduring professional relationships are reciprocal relationships.  The Maples Group prioritises employee health and wellbeing. Depending on your location, we offer a range of benefits, including:


  • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and optical)
  • Flexible, hybrid working options
  • Regular opportunities to travel overseas to other Maples Group offices
  • Opportunity to attend DE&I conferences and industry related events
  • Competitive discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Competitive vacation packages
  • Educational assistance and professional development programs
  • Savings or pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Global mental wellness programme
  • Sports clubs and social events




Over five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world's preeminent professional services firms, offering specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.


You can learn more about the Maples Group on our corporate website.  Experience our culture and our people on our Careers Page or on LinkedIn.


Maples’ standard policy to undertake various background screening checks, including criminal records checks, on all applicants to whom a conditional job offer is made. Maples will only ask applicants to disclose a past criminal conviction when a conditional job offer is made. If you have a criminal record it does not mean that your job offer will be automatically withdrawn. Maples will make all job offer decisions on a case by case basis and will take a number of factors into account, such as the role that you are applying for and the nature and circumstances of the past offence. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Maples before a decision is made.


Disclaimer: All personal information collected during the application process will be used for recruitment-related purposes only. Please refer to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice at for details on how we handle personal information relating to job applicants.

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