Head of HR (rapidly growing Fintech)

An amazing new role is available as a Head of HR for a rapidly growing, small Fintech/Financial Services business. Having just hit 45 staff and growing at a rate of 5 heads per month the business is now looking to hire their first HR person.

This is going to be a highly rewarding challenge where the business is very much a blank canvas from a HR point of view and the HR department will need to be set up from scratch. It is also a wide ranging position covering all aspects of HR - a true generalist position.

We are looking for candidates that are highly entrepreneurial, innovative, self-starting and have had experience with start up businesses before. Financial Services/Fintech background would be ideal however start up experience in other relevant sectors would also be considered.

This really is a highly unique and rewarding opportunity so if your background matches please apply ASAP.


  • Analysis of current HR processes and procedures. Improving existing processes, implementing new processes and establishing a HR function to align to business needs and ultimately contributing to the overall success of the business.
  • To sit as part of the Executive Committee to deliver strong leadership for the business.
  • Execution of HR processes, including but not limited to Resourcing, Performance Management, Talent management, Monthly Headcount Reporting, International Mobility and People Plans
  • Develop HR processes within the firm
  • Collaborate and develop strong relationships and trust with business leaders to ensure the HR services support the delivery of the firm's commercial objectives
  • Champion change programmes such as reorganisations or system enhancements / implementations
  • Drive the development and production of management information, analysis and reporting that supports and informs timely and effective business decision making
  • Work collaboratively with the business and HR colleagues to identify and shape HR strategies, practices and procedures
  • Monitor and review performance appraisals and continually work with groups to develop grading consistency, ensuring that annual appraisals are carried out in a timely manner and actions are followed up
  • Work with heads of department to keep up to date with progress on recruitment taking a hands on approach where necessary.
  • Keep up-to-date with external developments which may impact strategy e.g. employment law and where necessary undertake research
  • Take the lead on complex ER issues / case management
  • Support business leaders in defining, developing and executing people plans that support the achievement of the business strategy
  • Continually challenges the business to improve organisation, team and individual effectiveness including organisational effectiveness & design, skills development and talent management
  • Provides feedback and coaching to ensure all leaders & people managers are equipped to drive employee engagement

Experience required:

  • Previous experience in a start up business or function within a business.
  • Significant project and change management experience focusing on employee relations matters, e.g. organisational restructuring, aligning workforce to business demands and redundancy
  • Good knowledge of employment legislation
  • Collaborative approach, ability to quickly build strong relationships with people at all levels across the business
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written, including preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Innovative, entrepreneurial, enjoys a challenge
  • Professional, credible and responsive
  • Creative and focused on adding value to the business
  • Excellent problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills in highly complex situations
  • Very effective influencing skills
  • Strong organization development and project management expertise
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients
  • Ability to use insightful data to inform decisions
  • A very high degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and HRIS applications
  • Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent
  • Extensive proven experience as a generalist or combination of generalist and specialist with a strong focus on direct line management and operating with senior/executive management teams

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