Engagement Manager - Talent and Inclusion

Job description

*Are you an experienced engagement, supporter, or project manager, with a passion for inclusion and talent? Do you want to collaborate with advertising agencies, trade bodies, media owners, and well-known brands to make the advertising industry a more inclusive and attractive place to work?

If so you, you could be the perfect candidate for our new Engagement Manager - Talent and Inclusion role.*

Reporting into the Commercial Director, the Engagement Manager - Talent and Inclusion will manage all aspects of the AA’s inclusion work for the sector, which currently involves the All In programme and Talent workstream. The role has a mix of building from an established base regarding Inclusion and contributing to the shape of newer workstreams and initiatives across the Talent remit.

The role would suit an experienced supporter /engagement / project manager with great stakeholder management skills and a real passion and knowledge for all things talent and inclusion.

Specific responsibilities will include:

-Working closely and with our members (advertising industries, trade bodies, brands and media owners) to support their inclusion work and engagement with our established inclusion programmes.

-Project managing our 9 inclusion working groups – each representing a different ‘action’ area for the advertising industry inclusion journey (eg black talent, disabled talent, women, social mobility etc).

-Providing engaging supporter comms regarding the inclusion and talent topics, including bespoke meetings, newsletters, webinars, web pages and large-scale events.

-Contributing to the shaping of our new Talent workstream – which reviews how we can attract and retain talent across the advertising industry.

-Manage the creation of our new online ‘Training Hub’ – a curation of training & resources from our members, to support those working in the industry.

-Supporting our internal work to make the AA itself a more inclusive place to work.

We are looking for someone that: 

- Has proven experience supporting engagement programmes (implementation, reporting, project managing), ideally withing a membership body.

-Possesses excellent relationship building, stakeholder management, and communication skills - with the ability to confidently speak with and influence senior people on sensitive topics.

-Is an exceptional project manager – highly organised with the ability to quickly progress multiple projects with internal and external stakeholders.

-Has a strong understanding of diversity and inclusion, with a passion for making the advertising industry a more inclusive and attractive place to work.

-Understands the UK advertising industry and the organisations working within it.

-Has experience creating and curating training / leaning resources.

The ideal candidate will also:

-Have direct experience working within the advertising industry – with an established network of connections.

-Have relevant training and/or qualifications within Equity, Diversity, or Inclusion.

Please click through the application link to see the attached job description for full details of the role.

The Package

Benefits - Private medical insurance22 days holidays (+Bank holidays, increasing to 25)Enhanced employer pension contributions, Life Assurance and Income Protection, Learning & Development budget, Mobile phone allowance, Company social events.

*We are a hybrid working company – requiring employees to work in our Central London office circa 3 days a week. Given the nature of the role, flexibility on working days and times may be needed to support member meetings and events.

The Agency

The Advertising Association promotes the role, rights and responsibilities of advertising and its impact on individuals, the economy and society. We are the only organisation that brings together agencies, brands, and media to combine strengths and seek consensus on the issues that affect them. Through wide-reaching engagement and evidence-based debate we aim to build trust and maximise the value of advertising for all concerned.