Head of People

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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops intuitive software for the online gaming industry. Our motto is to move “Fearlessly Forward” together. Cooperative innovation is at the center of everything we do – from our games, new products and technologies, to how we collaborate and share inspiration with one another.

What we believe

We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes. Our forte lies in the diversity of our skills – and that comes from the diversity of our people.

Our commitment to you

The Workshop is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, where we all learn together, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof), and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a friendly, supportive working environment for all. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and enjoy the support to move Fearlessly Forward.

Summary

Responsible for the HR function in the London office, leading a team of People and Talent specialists and partnering with Senior Leadership of different Business Units, and with People leader of other locations.

The Head of People is an all-round encompassing role that will provide high quality operational HR advice across the full range of the employee life cycle in order to support Tech Co managers, and the wider HR team, achieve the desired business goals, values and culture.

The Head of People will be responsible for implementing and supporting a broad range of HR initiatives with the London office as scope of responsibility, to support our fast moving organisation. These include performance and talent management, employee relations, compensation and benefits co-ordination, workforce planning and organisational development.

The Head of People enables the business to build its competitive advantage through people. The successful candidate will be someone with gravitas to become the People leader reference in the office, strong influential and negotiation skills, and a creative and pragmatic mindset towards problem solving.

In addition the Head of People will have an eye for detail, thrives in a demanding environment and has the ability to tackle competing priorities. This position is pivotal in facilitating operational success by providing a wide range of services in a fast-paced, multi-tasking work environment to a pool of multiple Business Units, with a shared services approach.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for the day to day of the department and will work closely with the HR Business Partners of the different business units with presence in the London office, as well as with Talent Acquisition, the Group HR  Specialists and  other members of the People team on a variety of projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with Business Partners, management and teams across Tech Co
  • Serve as the primary point of contact pertaining to HR issues and queries, ensuring they are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Oversee management of the London People team and processes
  • Supervise HR Operations
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition leaders and teams in maintaining a competitive candidate pipeline via a competitive EVP, a pulse in the salary benchmark, and a cooperative pool of interviewing teams.
  • Coach and support managers with the application of performance management
  • Support all recruiting efforts ensuring compliance with established hiring procedures and immigration requirements
  • Co-ordinate the annual compensation review process
  • Contribute to the identification, development and retention of key talent across teams
  • Identify gaps in capability or process understanding, liaising with Learning and Development, Business Partners and supporting managers in implementing ad hoc learning modules to address these gaps
  • Work closely with the Learning and Development team with initiatives and also act as a stakeholder to them by highlighting learning and development requirements
  • Contribute with the wider People team to the development and delivery of structural, cultural and behavioural plans in pursuit of achieving team and Company OKR’s
  • Support and participate in change initiatives using the appropriate tools to ensure consistency throughout the change processes
  • Actively look for opportunities to improve HR processes, systems and delivery to ensure we are ahead of the curve, proactively suggesting new ideas
  • Keep up to date with relevant legislation and new trends in HR best practice
  • Support the development of high-performance culture

Requirements

You will need to have:

  • Proven HR experience in a multilingual environment, preferably in the IT industry
  • Effective results as manager in supporting the growth and development of direct reports
  • CIPD qualified or equivalent.
  • Proven expertise on current UK Employment Law and other HR related legislation
  • Proven expertise on administration of UK Benefits, and ability to stay up to date on benchmark trends
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent work ethic. A strong team player who adopts a mentoring approach to development
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to provide sound judgment
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Flexible with work schedule and assignments
  • Complete fluency in English, both written and spoken is essential
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, results orientated
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines


What's in it for you

  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Attractive salary and customisable benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Contemporary and accessible office environments with a range of workplace perks
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package for you and your family including soft-landing package services to help you settle in (applicable in Spain, if you are moving from a different city/country)
  • Being part of a team with a forward-looking, international mindset and agile working practices
  • A friendly, inclusive and multicultural environment (we are made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking almost 30 languages)
  • Wellbeing programmes, learning and personal growth opportunities
  • A range of employee events throughout the year, including team building activities, Learning Labs, Hackathons and Designathons
  • Opportunities to shape the tech community within and outside of the company, through mentoring and knowledge-sharing

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.


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