Responsible Business Coordinator

Property & Workplace

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Property & Workplace


Business Professionals


Rome, Italy

The role


Our platform, your impact.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

As responsible corporate citizens we are also committed to contributing to the wellbeing of communities around the world. We do this is by organising Responsible Business (RB) initiatives such as encouraging our lawyers to do pro bono work, which supports access to justice and the rule of law, fundraising, and community engagement. 

With an ever-increasing commitment to ESG and pro bono we have identified a further need for a “Responsible Business Coordinator” in Italy. 

Join us bringing your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mindset to a global business that’s redefining the expectations of a law firm. 



  • Assist the European Pro Bono team to promote a pro bono culture in Italy, identify opportunities for pro bono projects and help allocate, implement, and coordinate them.  
  • Perform all administrative tasks for pro bono matter opening and follow up. 
  • Maintain a database collecting and monitoring information relating to pro bono activities. 
  • Build relationships with local organizations to generate a pipeline of pro bono matters.


  • Devise new community engagement initiatives in collaboration with the Italian leadership and manage them including producing plans, tracking, internal and external communications, and reporting and measurement.
  • Manage the charitable giving activities by organizing fundraising.
  • Run existing and set up new editions of Know Your Rights.


  • Set up and manage communication with the Italian leadership on ESG and support the Partner responsible with ESG on any engagements, communications, activities, and strategy.  


  • Prepare and deliver regular communications to promote RB activities. 
  • Write articles or other appropriate material to promote the firm’s RB programmes internally and externally. 
  • Draft submissions for awards. 
  • Prepare visuals, slides, brochures, videos, and other comms materials as required.


  • Demonstrated commitment to ESG, responsible business, pro bono and social justice.
  • An effective advocate and excellent communication and written skills in English and Italian. 
  • Excellent project management skills. 
  • Flexible worker with an ability to respond quickly to new situations, change direction and work flexibly around others and work autonomously. 
  • Personal maturity. Achieves satisfaction by empowering others rather than through personal recognition, multi-cultural awareness, and sensitivity.


This position will be based at DLA Piper offices in Milan or Rome. 


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.