Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Date: 16 Feb 2024

Location: Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 4TZ

Company: Britvic



Hybrid role - Hemel Hempstead


At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.  


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White’s & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.

About the Role:

This is a global role leading and driving Britvic’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing agenda, a core element of our Healthier People, Healthier Planet strategic priority.  Our ultimate ambition is to create a climate that celebrates, acknowledges, and empowers employees to be themselves by working with our leadership teams to create a climate where everyone feels included. 


Accountable for establishing strategy, plan, governance, and development actions that deliver our Healthier People commitments and evolving our D&I maturity.  


This role loves rolling their sleeves up, to bring people together, co-create solutions that address the opportunities of being a diverse and inclusive employer, and making a real impact on all our stakeholders (employees, supply chain, customers and consumers).


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the development and delivery of an organisational wide Equity strategy (that includes Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing), defining priorities and measurement, building an agile, pragmatic and actionable plan.
  2. Engage and align stakeholders, resources and project manage the delivery of initiatives that embed change.  Working with and through leadership, HR and the organisation to drive accountability and tangible results.
  3. Drive the Britvic Equity governance model, assessing and refining the governance structure, accountabilities, feedback and effectiveness, adjusting and refining, where necessary.
  4. Embed Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing practices across the employee lifecycle, working with relevant business partners & centres of expertise and holding them to account for delivery of their plans.
  5. Identify and manage strategic external partners that create value to build better practices within our business.
  6. Lead learning, development and education agenda for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, working with appropriate partners, and making sure appropriate measurement that makes a shift in awareness and behaviours. 
  7. Co-ordinate data analytics and reporting to meet all compliance/regulatory requirements across all markets. Lead the translation of data insights to feed and inform strategic priorities, targets and actions for the organisation.
  8. Deliver coaching and counsel to our Leadership and HR teams on all matters linked to wellbeing, diversity, inclusion and belonging to influence better decisions related to people practices and priorities 
  9. Directly influence Senior Leadership across Britvic including the plc Exec, senior leaders and the ESG committee
  10. Lead, motivate and manage direct team, project teams and employee resource groups to drive impactful actions that makes the lived experience better every day

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  1. Passion for the Equity agenda and energy for improving the lived experience of employees in Britvic.
  2. Systemic thinker balancing longer range thinking with practical next steps, able to diagnose and develop interventions across the organisation.
  3. Outstanding project manager with the ability to manage complex workstreams.
  4. Works collaboratively with immediate, extended and external teams e.g. external partners, communities, and networks to strengthen organisational initiatives.
  5. Lead and deliver multiple priorities with a high degree of flexibility and accountability, in an agile fast-evolving environment.
  6. Able to use data and insight to drive decision making and measure success of initiatives.
  7. Strong influencing and communication skills exhibited at all levels within an organisation.
  8. Proven success driving measurable organisational change by designing, building, implementing, and managing successful practices and programmes.
  9. Curious learner scans the external environment to identify opportunities to improve our practice and plans.
  10. Able to challenge and holds others to account for their behaviour, actions and outcomes.

Key Behaviours:

  1. Open and authentic in their interactions matching actions and words, building trust, rapport and support with others 
  2. Works collaboratively with immediate, extended & external teams, building common agendas, aligned objectives and delivery plans 
  3. Demonstrates a real passion, ambition and pride in driving business outcomes 
  4. Creates a clear, stretching plan to achieve our ambition, always pushing for progress 
  5. Cut through complexity with agility and pace to identify solutions 

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive