Location: UK: Manchester, Newcastle, London, Remote

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent Roles

Application deadline: 31 March 2022 (extended)

*Applications have now closed*

Are you looking to return to work after a career break and wanting to restart your career in an inspiring, flexible and supportive place to work?

Sage is partnering with Women Returners to find a Talent Acquisition Lead – Sage Pathways and a Manager, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, UK and Ireland (UKI). A successful candidate who has taken a career break of 12 months+ will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners.

You may have taken time out for childcare or eldercare, for relocation, or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.

About the Roles

Manager, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (UKI): Newcastle, Manchester or Remote

Are you passionate about delivering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and plans?

Would you like to partner with regional teams to drive real positive change?

The Manager will support the Regional Director in delivering frameworks and programmes to drive the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy (known as Sage Belong) regionally as part of their Sustainability and Society agenda. You will play a crucial part in supporting a culture where all colleagues can thrive.

The Belong Team collaborate globally to share best practice, shape their strategy and ensure their passion is embedded. Their work is critical to ensure Sage is recognised as an employer of choice everywhere. They attract and retain people who can share ideas, experiences, skills and differences to enable further equity in the markets they operate in.

As a Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UK & Ireland , you will be responsible for:

• Supporting the delivery of their global D&I strategy regionally, adapting global DEI policies regionally where required
• Collaborating with People teams and Colleague Success Networks to drive strategic change through people processes
• Partnering with all stakeholders to design, deliver and review progress and impact tracking reports. Sharing findings and using to inform future priorities and action planning
• Ensuring data capture and reporting infrastructure is in place to meet regional compliance requirements
• Acting as consultant/trusted partner/coach to leaders, managers and colleagues to help drive inclusive practices and ensure voices are heard
• Partnering with Global Belong team and regional Communications teams to manage all messaging and ensure alignment to global positioning

To be successful in this role you will:

• Have considerable strategic DEI experience including knowledge of DEI compliance and policies
• Show experience of change management, stakeholder engagement and programme management
• Be able to quickly build meaningful relationships, with effective influencing and negotiation skills
• Display excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate, influence and present
• Be able to translate strategy into action with demonstrable progress against key metrics
• Be well networked to build strategic relationships around the Sage Belong Programmes
• Show willingness to continue to learn and build D&I expertise

Talent Acquisition Partner – Sage Pathways: Newcastle, Manchester, London or Remote

Would you like the unique opportunity to use your experience to make a difference to the lives of people in your communities?

Are you looking to get back into the workplace and/or passionate about helping others in that position?

Sage Pathways is a support, development and recruitment programme designed to help people get into or return to work. The TA Lead will be responsible for attracting and recruiting candidates into these special programmes in the UKI. You’ll engage those from communities facing additional barriers to employment. Their global programmes so far have supported the returner community, people with disabilities and young people.

As Talent Acquisition (TA) Lead – Sage Pathways Program, you will :

• Identify and activate recruitment and employer branding channels to promote programs, including collaboration with specialist partners/charities
• Manage candidate attraction/engagement journey including creation/delivery of recruitment materials and support in designing and delivery of events
• Manage candidate assessment journey in partnership with Sage Foundation, introducing reasonable adjustments/accommodations in recruitment processes as required
• Own candidate relationships throughout, through employer branding activation, empathetic communications and support and design of talent pooling processes
• Collaborate with Sage Foundation on program delivery, hiring teams on role and candidate specification and TA teams for candidate matching/opportunity spotting
• Investigate and recommend method to track Pathways candidates once in Sage to support program metrics

To be successful in this role you will:

• Have knowledge and experience of Talent Acquisition/People processes
• Show successful relationship management skills, with proven ability to establish and maintain deep working relationships across teams
• Demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills
• Be a self-starter focused on spotting new opportunities, building reputation and successful delivery and outcomes
• Show passion for supporting communities and an understanding of challenges faced in getting into or returning to work

Flexible Working

At Sage, they recognize that the world of work has rapidly shifted over the last few years, particularly how they work. That is why they have committed to working in a hybrid way going forward. Human connection is an essential ingredient of the 4 principles that make up their Flexible Human Work hybrid framework and they want to be transparent in what that looks like when you join their Sage family. On one hand, their offices will continue to play an important role in their future and serve as a place for spontaneous conversations, connection, collaboration as well as focused time. On the other hand, they have learned to reimagine where and when they work and to unlock that flexibility and innovation for their colleagues offering them the opportunity to work flex across their home, Sage offices or customer sites.

The following flexible working patterns will work for these roles:

• Working remotely from home or any other UKI work location
• Working flexible hours – flexing the times you work in the day
• Working less than 5 days a week
• Reducing the time you work during the day
• Working 3 days a week in a job share arrangement

About Sage

People make Sage great. From their colleagues delivering ground-breaking solutions to the customers who use them: people have helped them grow for more than thirty years, and people are driving their future as a great SaaS company. They are writing their next chapter. Be part of it!

Follow Sage on their social media sites below to join in conversations about career tips, open positions and company news! #lifeatsage #sagecareers. If you would like support with your application (or require any adjustments) please contact them at careers@sage.com for assistance. All qualified applicants will be thoughtfully considered and never discriminated against based on their race, colour, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


• Healthy Employer Pension contributions
• Private Medical Cover
• Income Protection and Life Assurance
• Annual leave – 21 days per year
• Volunteering – Paid 5 days to volunteer through the Sage Foundation
• On-going training and professional development
• And, so much more…

How to Apply

To apply for these Supported Hiring opportunities, please click on the relevant links below:

Manger, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (UKI)

Talent Acquisition Lead – Sage Pathways

Closing date is 31 March 2022 (extended)