Corporate Responsibility Assistant Manager

  • World Jobs
  • London, UK
  • Dec 05, 2019
Full time Management

Job Description

Service Line Information
Corporate 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 Overview
KPMG 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

KPMG’s approach to Corporate Responsibility

Over the last decade KPMG has established itself as a clear leader in Corporate Responsibility. Social mobility is at the core of our Corporate Responsibility agenda; we use our resources and skills to make a real difference on the issues that matter to society and the economy and last year our social mobility programmes supported over 16,000 people.

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. We have developed an ambitious programme going forward focussing on numeracy, literacy and lifelong learning.


  • Responsible for the delivery of national flagship education programmes. Manage relationships with external partners; develop internal communications campaigns; recruit volunteers; manage events; engage senior internal stakeholders; measure and evaluate programme outcomes; project planning and redevelopment.
  • Provide hands-on support and direction to the CR Coordinator who is responsible for running education programmes in London, including our flagship partnership with The City Academy, Hackney.
  • Support a network of volunteer school champions across 22 regional offices in order to encourage greater volunteer recruitment and engagement. Provide regular support, direction, communications, reports, and share best practice.
  • Evaluate all aspects of the education programmes; responsible for Community Investment data collection from across KPMG as part of annual assurance process.
  • Manage relationships with external brokers including Careers and Enterprise Company, Social Mobility Foundation, EdComs, BITC.
  • Lead the day-to-day partnership with the National Literacy Trust, driving forward KPMG’s Vision for Literacy pledge activity and the internal promotion of all literacy volunteering programmes.
  • Represent Corporate Responsibility at awareness-raising events (e.g., inductions, networking events, team meetings, office cascades etc.), informing colleagues about the range of CR opportunities available. Act as an advocate by telling the CR story in a persuasive and engaging manner.
  • Develop strong internal relationships and networks with a view to driving up employee volunteering.
  • Liaise with the student recruitment and school leaver teams: act as the day to day contact in the CR team, collect their data for assurance and ensure external relationships are co-ordinated Ensure secondary education activity is closely linked to recruitment marketing activity.

Representation on education working groups.

  • Account management of local office CR forum(s)
  • Ad hoc projects as required.

The Individual

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in CR, ideally experience of developing and running education projects and / or experience of education or teaching.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills; ability to juggle several complex projects simultaneously.
  • Proven and excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to persuasively engage employees in CR.
  • Experience of data management and analysis.
  • Target driven with a passion for action and results.
  • Hands on and ‘can-do’ approach.
  • Experience of evaluating community investment programmes desirable.
  • Experience of people management desirable.

Our Deal
Recognising and motivating you

If 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 Working
Intelligent working

While 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.

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 could assist 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.

Applying with a Disability
KPMG 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.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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 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