3-6 months Maternity
Gender, Working Families, Disability, Multicultural
Stonewall Diversity Champions
$6.186b per annum
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.
Working with Us
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.
We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today!
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fostering and supporting a globally diverse and inclusive workforce is a fundamental strength of Northern Trust that helps us succeed as a business enterprise and community advocate. So that we can truly operate as a global firm and stay competitive, we value people of all backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
Northern Trust has a number of initiatives across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region that demonstrate our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment for all of our employees.
A STRATEGIC FOCUS
A management structure supportive of strong diversity, equity and inclusion practices is essential. By incorporating executive leadership and developing comprehensive strategic goals, Northern Trust has developed a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the upper reaches of its organisation.
Northern Trust believes that to be effective, diversity, equity and inclusion practices must involve employees at all levels. To encourage employee participation, a selection of employee networks called Business Resource Councils are open to all staff members. These are employee-initiated and governed networks that deliver tactical engagement-based activities, education and awareness. Each network is sponsored by a member of Northern Trust’s executive management committee who has a high profile within the firm and advocates for the group both internally and externally.
FLEXIBLE WORKING AND THE WORKSMART PROGRAMME
Northern Trust’s innovative flexible work programme, WorkSmart, allows employees of both genders to work remotely if their job requirements allow. Many meetings are now held on conference calls and video conference. One-fifth of Northern Trust’s employees work flexibly, and all employees – whether or not they are caring for another family member – are permitted to apply.
This support extends to other family support programmes, including back-up childcare, consultancy and training, webinars for parents and carers and a flexible benefits package.
To support the transition of new mothers and the retention of its talented employees, Northern Trust offers a strong maternity coaching programme to help new mothers navigate changes in their family and career life. The programme involves three distinct stages of support: planning & preparation prior to leave, keeping in touch during maternity leave and returning to work with confidence.
DIVERSE LEADERS AND INCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES
Developed to encourage diverse talent across leadership roles in EMEA, Northern Trust’s Diverse Leaders Programme coaches participating black, Asian and minority ethnic employees on leadership essentials through a five-day conference and periodic roundtable discussions and mentoring with executives. Since the programme’s launch in June 2014, more than half of all participants have achieved new leadership roles. As a result of its success the programme was expanded to Ireland and Guernsey, where the focus is on female employees.
Northern Trust also focuses on existing leadership through our Inclusive Management programme, which includes mandatory unconscious bias training for managers as well as an e-learning programme for all staff members. Mental Health First Aid training is offered to managers, helping them to support their team members effectively.