Head of Community Affairs, EMEA (contract- maternity cover)

London, United Kingdom
01 Dec 2022
08 Dec 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job title: Head of Community Affairs, EMEA (maternity cover)

Department: Community Affairs, Corporate Communications

Location: London

Length of contract: 9-12 months, commencing February/March 2023

Company overview

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Investment Management. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com

What does Community Affairs do

Nomura's EMEA Community Affairs programme is focused on supporting disadvantaged and underrepresented young people in the local communities in which we operate. Nomura takes a strategic approach to Community Affairs, predominately directing our efforts towards a key strategic charity partnership which delivers the most meaningful and sustainable impact.

With support from all levels of the business, Community Affairs EMEA delivers a range of social impact initiatives, predominately focused on social mobility and employability, which aims to change the lives of young people in our local communities.

The Corporate Communications department is the central function that co-ordinates the internal and external communications activities of Nomura in EMEA to safeguard its corporate reputation. The team is made up of four functions; Media Relations (covering corporate and business media relations), Internal Communications, Community Affairs and Brand Marketing.

What you'll do

Working in a busy Corporate Communications department, you'll oversee Nomura's Community Affairs programme in the EMEA region. You'll report directly into the Head of Corporate Communications, EMEA, Americas, and work closely with the Head of Internal and External Communications, EMEA, as well as other senior internal stakeholders, to lead on the development, communication, planning, management, evaluation and reporting of the Community Affairs function.

Day-to-day, you will be:

  • Managing the EMEA Community Affairs strategy for 2023/2024 and clearly communicating the key objectives to the team

  • Managing the Community Affairs team, comprising a Community Affairs Analyst and Programme Manager seconded from our strategic Charity Partner

  • Managing the EMEA Community Affairs budget including monitoring and approving expenditure within certain limits

  • Managing senior internal stakeholders to secure support for all strands of the Community Affairs programme

  • Managing registered charity and separate company, The Nomura Charitable Trust, including the charity's liquidation strategy, Board meetings, administration and Trustee relationships

  • Overseeing the delivery of the Community Affairs strand of EMEA's strategic charity partner (specifically skilled volunteering and fundraising), including line-management of the in-house Programme Manager

  • Working closely with the strategic charity partnership Working Group, including Head of DEI, Head of Graduate Recruitment and other senior stakeholders to develop and report on partnership strategy

  • Overseeing and approving the firm's employee engagement activities and communications campaigns delivered in support of Community Affairs, including line-management of the Community Affairs Analyst who delivers on this

  • Managing EMEA's disaster response activities, including emergency fundraising campaigns, internal communications and co-ordination with global counterparts

  • Managing Nomura's Give As You Earn and donation matching programmes

  • Liaising regularly with global counterparts to collaborate and share best practice

  • Identifying opportunities to receive recognition and external endorsement of the Community Affairs programme through a calendar of industry awards

  • Overseeing and delivering regional and global reporting analytics related to Community Affairs impact

The skills you'll need:

We'll be looking for you to have extensive experience leading community impact programmes in a complex matrix organisation. You will have an excellent understanding of and interest in social mobility and/or employability and other social issues as well as the business rationale behind corporate community involvement and the wider CSR agenda.

We'll be looking for you to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a focus on detail. You'll feel comfortable managing relationships across all levels of the business, including Board level stakeholders.

You'll also demonstrate:
  • Experience managing charity fundraising campaigns
  • Experience leading corporate volunteering programmes
  • Experience of coordinating, communicating and evaluating Community Affairs programmes
  • Experience managing GAYE programmes and/or the Charities Aid Foundation
  • Grant making experience and knowledge of Trust/Foundation administration
  • A demonstrable history of successful event planning and delivery
  • Experience and/or understanding of the Financial Services industry
  • Ability to be flexible and multi-task on a daily basis, managing ongoing projects as well as ad-hoc issues that demand immediate attention
  • That you can thrive in a fast paced environment

Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct
  • Makes significant culture contribution
  • Sets diverse / inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrates high professional integrity
  • Actively participates in development opportunities
  • Actively leverages strengths and addresses weaknesses

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen
  • Expert in own business area, understands its market
  • Generates commercial ideas to benefit clients
  • Identifies and articulates core issues
  • Assimilates and articulates complex information
  • Develops workable recommendations

Strategy & Innovation
  • Translates divisional and firm-wide strategies into plans
  • Contributes innovative / entrepreneurial ideas
  • Builds on others' insights and turns ideas into reality
  • Knows when to decide / when to escalate
  • Recognizes and takes action when changing circumstances require new approaches
  • Adapts swiftly

Leadership & Collaboration
  • Diligently and objectively evaluates own and others' performance throughout the year
  • Identifies quality people
  • Recognizes / communicates results, successes and learnings
  • Collaborates within and across teams, involving the right people
  • Supports / challenges colleagues
  • Enables formal / informal development
  • Anticipates potential conflict, takes steps to resolve

Communication & Connectivity
  • Listens and communicates effectively at all levels
  • Moves negotiations / discussions forward
  • Gains co-operation / support for ideas
  • Grows / maintains internal / external network
  • Proactively works across teams / functions

Execution & Delivery
  • Inspires positive commitment in others
  • Keeps self / others focused on meeting goals
  • Identifies conflicting priorities and manages accordingly
  • Communicates changes to plans to relevant people
  • Maintains commitment in the face of challenges
  • Handles difficult feedback positively and constructively

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role.

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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