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Diversity Project Supported Hiring

Diversity Project 900 x 300

Location: UK-wide

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into Permanent or Fixed Term Contract Roles

Start date: Rolling application, start date varies by role

Diversity Project Supported Hiring is a cross-company initiative run by Women Returners in partnership with the Diversity Project, an employer-led body championing a more inclusive culture within the Savings and Investment sector. Diversity Project Supported Hiring offers permanent or FTC job opportunities throughout the year, with 1:1 coaching support from Women Returners for successful returner hires. This will run alongside the Diversity Project Cross-Company Returner Programme, a 6-month returnship which will next open for applications in January 2022, following successful cohort-based programmes in 2020 and 2021. The initiative is targeted at experienced professionals who have taken a career break of 18 months or more. 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.

Current Opportunities – July 2021

Willis Towers Watson, Senior Analyst, Financial Modelling

Willis Towers Watson are looking for someone with Financial modelling experience to join their team.  This is a fixed term role (12 months with the possibility to extend) which will include a mixture of project and client-facing work using their flagship STAR RW product, a real world economic scenario generator (ESG). They have an ambitious programme of research and development planned to enhance the calibration process and core mathematical models underlying the ESG, while also continuing to support their clients.

You will receive on-the-job training and support to familiarise yourself with their business, models and systems.  You will quickly be able to participate in regular calibration of our models, preparing client deliverables and responding to client queries.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in research projects and model testing and implementation, and will provide guidance to more junior colleagues.

This role offers flexibility in working pattern so please do discuss your requirements on application.

Click here to find out more and to apply.  Please apply asap; applications close 1 August 2021.  Please show your career break clearly in your CV.

How will you benefit from Diversity Project Supported Hiring?

  • You will have a supported route back to a permanent open role in one of the participating employers
  • You will receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace
  • Successful candidates will benefit from a large supportive peer network of like-minded people as part of the Diversity Project Alumni

About The Diversity Project

This cross-company initiative believes that there is an extraordinary opportunity to press the re-set button in the industry: to recruit, nurture and retain the first truly diverse generation of Savings and Investment professionals. Diversity is not only a social obligation, it’s a business imperative

How do you apply for a Supported Hiring role?

Click on the links under each opportunity to find out more about the role and apply directly to the participating company you are interested in via the career portals link on the job page. The closing date for applications will vary depending on the role.

If you have questions on Diversity Project Supported Hiring please contact For queries on specific company job opportunities, please contact the individual company.