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Head of People

Head of People – Guildford, Surrey

Salary DOE plus benefits

We are working with a highly successful, independent and all-round fabulous agency who are looking to recruit an experienced Head of People to join their growing and talented team.

Job Description

The successful applicant will have the following key areas of responsibility:

Talent acquisition

  • Create a talent acquisition strategy that supports the agency’s growth ambitions
  • Build a talent pool pipeline
  • Manage recruitment platform accounts & recruitment agency relationships

Culture growth & People strategy

  • Partner with the leadership team to develop a business aligned people strategy to drive employee engagement, capability and performance
  • Foster an inclusive culture, embed company values and implement a range of employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Talent mapping

Learning & development

  • Work with the leadership team to design and implement a progression framework
  • Manage & support the review process
  • Implement a consistent approach to objective setting and tracking

Employee relations

  • Create the best ever onboarding experience
  • Manage employee HR issues from start to finish and be the expert that the leadership team can refer to
  • Ensure the agency handbook is up to date
  • Coach dept heads to support their teams

Operational support

  • Look at operational efficiencies
  • Consider tools and systems
  • Support finance with payroll
  • Refine HR processes

The ideal candidate will have the following competences and experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 5+ years’ experience in a digital, software or technology agency. Experience of networking, managing end-end recruitment processes and a proven ability to work in a fast paced environment are essential. As is a financial savviness, an understanding of agency life and experience in implementing business processes
  • A true people person; the ability to build positive relationships with the wider team
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • The confidence to go out and network and build connections
  • A creative mindset and a passion for learning
  • The ability to remain positive and calm in times of pressure

What’s on Offer

  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours with options for remote working
  • Personal autonomous training budget
  • Private healthcare
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Pension contributions
  • Conferences and events and training days
  • Regular company social events
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Bluetree Recruits is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law.

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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Head of People
Guildford, Surrey
Salary DOE plus benefits
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