HR Manager - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

£55,000 - £66,000 yearly
  • MBDA
  • Hybrid (Stevenage, Bristol, Bolton)
  • 16/05/2024
Full time Aerospace

Job Description

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £55,000 - £66,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking (and gym on site at Stevenage)
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2-3 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

MBDA is a global business with sites across Europe and the UK and customers across the world, and as we grow, we need experienced people to help us deliver effective and innovative solutions.

We have a small but passionate team leading in the development of a strategic Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) approach across MBDA Group, working closely with colleagues and senior stakeholders in France, Germany and Italy, and delivering our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda in the UK.

This is a varied and exciting role that will include:

Supporting the Group Head of ED&I in the development and delivery of strategic international ED&I initiatives, such as:

  • International employee development programmes, international networking and events with a focus on an inclusive culture and environment, gender balance and disability inclusion
  • Tools and resources that reflect our common commitment to inclusion and MBDA's Values and Behaviours, but that are also sensitive to the local needs of our individual nations.
  • Creating high quality internal and external Group-wide communications materials.
  • Building an international community of ED&I ambassadors and role models who can inspire others and are empowered to drive change.
  • Knowledge sharing, playing an active role in building ED&I capability within the ED&I team and the wider business.
  • Identifying, engaging and utilising suitable expert providers, speakers and networks to provide expertise and effectively engage an international audience.
  • Relevant European/international external benchmarking and research into best practices that can be applied at MBDA
  • Supporting ED&I alignment to Group ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy and providing inputs to regular reporting.
  • Measuring inclusion and tracking progress

Leading strategic activities and projects for UK ED&I topics, such as:

  • Development and delivery of employee guidance and learning resources.
  • Partnering with UK HR teams to integrate ED&I into people cycle, processes and policy.
  • Partnering with UK employee networks.
  • Building external partnerships and relationships and playing an active role in external networks.
  • Representing ED&I at internal and external events.

What we're looking for from you:

We're looking for an HR/ ED&I Manager with proven experience of leading and delivering UK and international ED&I programmes or projects, who is able to bring expertise and passion to this strategic and varied role.

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and delivering ED&I programmes or initiatives: ideally in both UK and international environments.
  • Positive relationship building and influencing skills: especially in an international / European context.
  • Project management: able to deliver effective, strategic solutions, often in collaboration with other teams in HR and across the business.
  • Strategic decision-making: able to apply expertise, data insights, benchmarking and research to sophisticated situations and challenges, making legally, contextually and commercially good judgements.
  • Delivery focus: experience of crafting and delivering initiatives, tools, resources and communications that achieve robust and tangible outcomes.
  • Emotional intelligence and integrity: able to manage sensitive situations constructively and professionally.
  • A continuous improvement approach: seeking and taking opportunities to improve or simplify what's in place.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Experience Level



Culture, Diversity and Inclusion