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Specialist, Group Diversity & Inclusion

Singapore, Singapore | Standard Chartered

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
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  • Functions:
    Human Resources
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Job Description:
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We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good. 

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities


The Specialist is responsible for supporting the successful implementation of the Bank-wide Diversity and Inclusion strategy under the direction of the Global Head of D&I.


Ensure that D&I activities aligns with business objectives and drives team performance and risk management at all levels.

Drive awareness of D&I and its value and coordinate across the Bank focusing on supporting key stakeholders.

Develop D&I programs and tools for the Group and respective business areas  


Project management, leading on the development and implementation of key projects within our key target areas – such as gender, ethnicity, disability, generations, and LGBT+.

Partner with the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Centres of Excellence to coordinate D&I. processes and initiatives and align it with the other corporate, business and people strategies.

Engaging, advising, coaching and influencing key stakeholders to build capability to deliver on the D&I strategy.

Partner with key stakeholders on the design and delivery of any tailored D&I training (e.g. unconscious bias, cultural awareness, gender intelligence, women in leadership programs).

Evaluate and integrate concepts of D&I and bias into policies, processes and learning.

Work closely with Employee Value Proposition to ensure careful management of the Group’s external image on D&I.

Develop standardised governance and managed reporting process for the various business areas to track and report progress against D&I plans and alignment to D&I strategy.

Design and implement specialised D&I programs including maternity coaching, sponsorship, mentoring, reverse mentoring, returners program, allies programs and other relevant specialised D&I programs.

Develop and advise Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) across the regions, supporting with strategy development, budgeting and implementing initiatives.

Manage global D&I benchmarking, reporting and awards requirements.

Collate, analyse, and use diversity metrics to measure D&I initiatives and engage the business. 

Monitor and keep up to date with the latest developments in D&I research and thinking. 

Representing where appropriate the Group on external forums and working groups. 

People and Talent 

Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values.

Work with the business to help deliver the Banks Global D&I strategy and key priorities.

Risk Management

Awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them.

The ability to interpret the Group’s financial information, identify key issues based on this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures.


Responsible for delivering ‘effective governance’ and ‘project management’; capability to challenge key stakeholders effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner

Regulatory & Business Conduct 

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct

Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Assist the Group D&I functions to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles : [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.]*

Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters. 

Key Stakeholders

Head, Diversity & Inclusion

HR Management Team

Global & Local D&I Councils 

Country CEOs and Management Team

Global D&I Networks and their Executive Sponsors

Centre of Excellence

Regional & Global Heads of HR

HR Business Partners

Corporate Affairs, Branding and Marketing

External stakeholders Corporate D&I consultants, academic institutions, professional networks, subject-matter experts and think-thanks (e.g. Women in Finance (HM Treasury), British Banking Association (BBA), Opportunity Now, Stonewall, the Economist, the Asia Society).

Other Responsibilities

Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in the team and across the wider HR function.

Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.

Liaise, partner and coordinate with Culture, Corporate Sustainability, HR partners, Finance, D&I Analytics, Global Business Services as appropriate.

Our Ideal Candidate

University degree in Human Resources or related field is preferred e.g. D&I, Talent, Employee Relations, Org Behaviour, Psychology, Business Administration, etc.

Experience in D&I/HR/Talent Management, preferably combining both Business Partner and SME roles (e.g. talent management, talent acquisition, employee relations, employment law & policy)  

Experience in Project Management and solution deployments 

Highly developed understanding of geographical and cultural differences and how it impacts the subject matter topics of the area

Role requires credibility as an expert with senior stakeholders both internal and external to the Bank 

Understanding of D&I in specific markets desirable, especially Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia

Excellent interpersonal & communication skills

Strong collaboration and consulting skills

Proven experience delivering innovation in a complex organisation

Exemplary integrity, independence and resilience

Strong knowledge of business applications (MS Office Suite)


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