EDI&B Partner

Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Discipline People

We’re looking for a EDI&B Partner (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging) to join the People team here at N Brown Group.

The EDI&B (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging) Partner plays a key role in advancing our EDI&B initiatives, collaborating within the People Domain, Chapter Leads and key stakeholders across the enterprise to cultivate an inclusive workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives.

What will you do as a EDI&B Partner at N Brown?

*        In partnership with the Head of Talent Development create and implement an enterprise EDI&B strategy and delivery calendar, aligned with the groups mission, vision, values, and behaviours.

*        Identify opportunities to embed EDI&B principles into all aspects of the enterprise, including talent acquisition, development, retention, comms, engagement and organisational design.

*        Establish measurable OKR’s to track progress and evaluate the effectiveness of EDI&B initiatives.

*        Develop and deliver training programs and workshops to raise awareness and promote understanding of EDI&B concepts among colleagues at all levels.

*        Provide guidance and support to leaders and people chapters on implementing inclusive leadership practices and addressing unconscious bias in decision-making processes.

                Partner with the Talent Acquisition team to implement strategies for attracting and hiring diverse candidates, ensuring equitable practices throughout the recruitment process.

*        Work closely with People Chapters to develop retention strategies that promote inclusivity and support the career development of underrepresented groups.

*        Lead the strategic direction, development, and implementation of the Embrace Communities.


What skills and experience will you have?

*        Foster partnerships with external organisations i.e., BRC, Retail Trust, Apprentice providers, Scholls and Colleges, and community groups, to advance EDI&B objectives and participate in relevant industry networks and events.

*        Promote volunteerism and philanthropic initiatives that address social justice issues and contribute to building more inclusive communities.

*        Prepare regular reports, board papers (ESG), and presentations to communicate progress and trends to senior leadership and stakeholders

*        Use data-driven insights to inform decision-making and adjust strategies as needed to achieve EDI&B goals.

*        Coach and mentor leaders with an emphasis on agile, behavioural change management.

*        Build, deploy, and evaluate tools to measure success of programmes, colleague engagement, and areas of focus.

*        Be a credible key influencer across the enterprise establishing strong relationships.

*        Working in collaboration with key stakeholders to develop and implement the people strategy.

*        Be a key member of influence the people grow squads to deliver in-year growth.


What’s in it for you?

Hybrid working

24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days

Annual bonus scheme

Enhanced maternity and adoption leave

Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate

Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution

Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services

A range of financial wellbeing support

Colleague discount across all N Brown brands

Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!

Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance

Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 2 days per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!