Chief People Officer

Chief People Officer – Incredible Company – Stunning Offices in EC4 / Hybrid Working – Full or Part Time (3-4days/week) – up to £100k pro rata

  • Incredible opportunity to join an amazing organisation in this hands-on CPO role
  • Dynamic, strategic, creative people-person sought to lead the HR function
  • Client is looking to focus on wellbeing, culture, core values and developing HR initiatives
  • Opportunity to work full time or part time (3-4 days/week) with hybrid working offered
  • Salary up to £100k pro rata
  • Stunning, hotel-like offices
  • Opportunity to grow your own team as organisation expands

Our client’s working culture seeks to focus on wellbeing and productivity, achieved through trust and living by their core values. The Chief People Officer’s role is key to building and supporting this culture, responsible for developing a suite of HR initiatives to recruit, retain and develop the staff and encourage first class performance.

Key responsibilities as the Chief People Officer will include:

  • Establishing, developing and maintaining a suite of HR policies and procedures to support and underpin the core values and culture of the organisation
  • Managing the full employee lifecycle from sourcing the best talent to managing exits
  • Designing people strategies and plans – identifying and retaining key talent and succession planning
  • Leading on the company’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda – articulating and embedding plans
  • Managing Learning and Development initiatives to meet the needs of the employees and the company
  • Main point of contact for all Employee Relations activity – employee queries, management support and employee engagement
  • Managing appraisals and performance management
  • Championing company-wide well-being, encouraging genuine work/life balance initiatives (i.e. hybrid working) and designing perks and benefits for employees
  • Developing successful relationships with stakeholders
  • Core values – working with the company’s Core Values Team
  • Monitoring the organisation effectively against key metrics
  • Payroll and Benefits – liaising with external payroll agency and independent financial adviser


What we’re looking for:

Strategic                     Dynamic                       Passionate                           Engaging

  • Demonstrable success in similar senior level Human Resources roles
  • CIPD qualified
  • Strong HR knowledge and generalist experience
  • Strategic yet hands-on, proactive and dynamic
  • Eagerness and ability to establish strong culture within the organisation
  • Experienced in establishing a range of HR initiatives, processes and procedures
  • Extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of ER, D&I and L&D
  • A true people-person: confident communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful relationships at all levels
  • Approachable, supportive, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to grow the organisation with the right talent
  • Good business acumen
  • IT literate with excellent MS Office skills

Interested in this Chief People Officer role?

If you’ve got the relevant HR experience, knowledge and skillset that we’re looking for, then we want to hear from you ASAP! Please submit your CV, quoting ‘AE – Chief People Officer / HR – London’


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Alyson Emmerson

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