Diversity and Talent

At the heart of our reimagined organisation is a deep commitment to the people agenda and when we say people we mean employees and volunteers. We believe in delivering a people agenda that builds a one TeamTCS, creates a star organisation over star teams and ensure that all people feel included and have the opportunities to thrive.   We are ready and determined to create a human focused approach led by our Executive Director of Diversity & Talent who is really excited to be leading this agenda and a great team who are all passionate and believe in the human approach to our work. 

We see diversity and inclusion as fundamental to achieving social change. To tackle the complex issues facing young people, we need access to diverse talent, perspectives, experiences and working practices. Applications from diverse backgrounds and communities are encouraged and we have policies to support flexible, inclusive, and accessible employment.      

The Diversity and Talent domain supports an organisational commitment to invest in people and culture at The Children’s Society (TCS) with a diversity and inclusion lens first.  There is continued investment and support for all things people and therefore we are committed to providing professional expertise in all areas of our work and we are setting ourselves up to be: 

  • A trusted strategic people partner to the organisation 
  • Truly integrated across TCS 
  • Leading a human approach to employees and volunteers 
  • Respected leaders in our expertise inside and out of TCS 

Come and join one of our four leadership areas (below) who work together to develop the plans, activities and approaches we need in place to embed our human TCS people experience. Our domain expertise is aligned and supports all diversity and talent related work through these areas of: 

People Experience: 

  • Creating a feeling of value by delivering a great employee / volunteer journey where people are happy, valued, informed and enabled to do their best for young people 
  • Having a clear internal communications strategy where information is engaging and accessible across channels which support our one Team TCS approach 
  • Ensuring the voice of our people is heard and used to inform our people approaches 

People Partnering: 

  • Getting the basics right by creating a genuine strategic business partnering function which understands the needs of our organisation and our people 
  • Develop and embed inclusive and transparent policies and procedures as well as a fair and understandable pay and reward strategy 
  • Enable leaders through embedding people capability within our people managers 

Talent Acquisition & Development: 

  • Create, attract and enable diverse people talent pipelines and embed inclusive onboarding and recruitment practices 
  • Ensure the right conditions are created to develop and support inclusive career pathways, delivered through leadership and enabling the right conditions for people to feel valued 

Culture & Inclusion: 

  • Establishing an authentic TCS culture that embodies our values and behaviours, where our employees belong and are free to do the work they do best.   

Partnering to: 

  • Develop and integrate digital capabilities across the organisation 
  • Embed equity based inclusive practices into all that we do 

As TeamTCS implies we have a one team approach so you may experience working with colleagues within Diversity & Talent and across the organisation from all domains:    

  • Youth Impact 
  • Social Impact 
  • Enabling Resources or 
  • Our unique and specialist Youth Voice team.   

This is an incredible organisation. So, if you share our vision, our values, and yearn to do the best work of your life, then you will fit in well at The Children’s Society and we would love to hear from you!  

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