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Senior Manager – Corporate Responsibility (12 month FTC)

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141741BR
Job TitleSenior Manager – Corporate Responsibility (12 month FTC)
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineCorporate Affairs
Service Line InformationCorporate Affairs is responsible for the voice, footprint and reputation of the firm. The team have responsibility to create and deliver value for our clients and our people by using our deep experience and expertise across communications both internal and external, our public affairs voice with government and other public bodies and engage our people and our clients in our commitment to corporate responsibly.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
Please note this role is 12 months Fixed Term Contract

At the heart of our vision to be the clear choice in professional services is a determination to be a responsible business with a clear understanding of the impact we can have in tackling some of the UK’s most pressing social issues. We pride ourselves on taking a pioneering approach to Corporate Responsibility, and here – as in all other aspects of our work – our main asset is our people and the skills they can bring to the issues we want to address.


The firms approach to Corporate Responsibility has undergone a strategic review. The new role will play an important part of supporting how the firm positions itself to the “most trusted firm” as well as contributing to the wider corporate affairs strategy. This will deliver a more proactive approach to employee engagement and key CR programmes whilst contributing to the overall business strategy. The senior manager will report into the Director of Corporate Responsibility

Relevant Experience

This role will require the individual to work closely with the Head of Corporate Responsibility to support the Deputy Chair and senior members of the UK leadership team including the Executive Committee (ExCo) and partners to deliver corporate responsibility programmes which are aligned to the vision and business strategy. The role requires a self-motivated individual who is able to build relationships across all levels at KPMG. In particular, the successful candidate will have;

- A proven track record in Corporate Responsibility within a large corporate, ideally a bank or similar financial institution.
- Extensive experience of dealing with senior stakeholders. Extensive external contacts and strategic relationships with key organisations
- Proven track record of strategy development and delivery and ability to look at short and long term approaches and manage and mitigate risk
- Management of large projects, campaigns, charity relationships and ability to attain support and buy in from complex stakeholder group
- Ability to creatively think, identify key issues and provide sound strategic judgement on complex and sensitive issues.
- Ability to inspire confidence at all levels and provide compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems.
- Strong team leadership and ability to deliver a compelling message to inspire and motivate through change and uncertainty
- Comfort with complex data and information
- Strong employee engagement skills and above all a commitment to excellent delivery.


- Work with the CR Director to support KPMG’s leadership team to develop and deliver a Corporate Responsibility programmes which aligns and supports the firms strategy.
- Lead stakeholder consultation with senior internal stakeholders and external stakeholders to galvanise support for new strategy - act as an ambassador for KPMG internally and externally
- Lead on delivery of key CR flagship projects supporting numeracy and literacy and support director
- Management of ad hoc business requests on CR and manage any associated risks and opportunities
- Lead on CR integration and client support in KPMG
- Lead on regional engagement with KPMG offices and enhance CR forums
- Lead on delivery of CR flagship campaigns
- Oversight and management of key reporting initiatives, the CR external assurance process and CR elements of the annual report. Lead on project to offshore management of data
- Lead on development and monitoring process for CR KPI’s and impact reporting
- Monitor identify and leverage business development and reputational enhancement opportunities arising from corporate responsibility activities
- Support team through transition period to deliver new strategy. Identify key risks and opportunities facing the CR team and support the team with decision making.
- Oversight and management of KPMG CR budget.

The Individual

- Degree qualified in relevant discipline; ideally to include an CR element
- Good business acumen and sound professional judgement.
- Ability to combine strategic thinking with a demonstrable track record in successful implementation.
- Evidence of commercial and common sense approach to problem solving and ability to develop strategic solutions to a problem.
- Ability to make sound judgments and decisions without being an expert in an area
- Ability to cope with multiple demands and prioritise effectively demonstrating outstanding organisational skills. Provide thoughts and ideas on how to innovate on current processes
- Ability to summarise key issues from various sources of data
- Ability to build constructive relationships internally and externally and manage sensitive or difficult messages
- Ability to bring, build and maintain excellent working relationships with key senior stakeholders
- Ability manage high and low performance. Able to effectively support junior team members in their development.
- Ability to lead the team through period of change to maintain motivation and commitment to delivery and inspire at all levels
- Experience of CR issues, good understanding of corporate responsibility thought leadership and the changing CR trends and policies that will affect KPMG including wider business and societal issues
- Ability to escalate issues when required in a timely manner.
- Experience of preparing information for annual report and internal reporting systems
- Demonstrates an enthusiastic manner in dealing with a cross section of people.
- Adheres to the firm’s values and brand attributes and lives these to the full.
- Demonstrates energy, commitment and has the ability to work under pressure and to
hanging priorities and tight deadlines. Able to balance a varied workload.
- A sound understanding of KPMG’s business lines and link CR opportunities, or the ability to
rapidly acquire it.
- Ability to generate and embed creative ideas that add value. maintain a sense of humour and perspective
- Willingness to travel in the UK.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

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We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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