Head of People

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My client seeks a Head of People to lead their People function.

Client Details

My client is a high growth, entrepreneurial business that provides solutions to an international customer base.

This business is described as innovative, customer-centric, collaborative and qualitative in its approach.


My client is an established business private equity-backed that is primed for the next chapter, therefore there is a need to drive the key initiatives on the People roadmap.

The Chief Executive Officer is looking to continue to develop an environment that promotes collaboration with teams, a customer-centric approach and a place that really is a place you love to work!

You will be continue to create a happy, healthy workplace where people can bring their whole-selves to work. A place where individuals and teams can flourish, whilst using the most innovative people platforms and practices.

As the Head of People, leading a People team, you will manage the entire People function. Given where my client is in their journey, they seek someone with an astute toolkit and passion for all things…

  • HR digitalisation
  • Talent acquisition
  • Talent and performance management
  • Leadership development
  • Culture, engagement, vision and values

Based in Manchester, this role is part of the senior leadership team, will have exposure to the private equity investors, and manage an EMEA client group.

This is a strategic role that will require you to roll your sleeves up!


To be considered for this Head of People role, you will have proven experience within a HR leadership role that has supported businesses in achieving their strategic goals; ideally within a commercially driven and entrepreneurial environment.

You will possess an astute HR toolkit that supports a business to succeed financially and culturally. You will also have a true interest, passion and proven experience of landing projects across the entire HR spectrum - including digitalisation.

You will ideally have experience within a high growth Technology, Software and Digital environments. It is also essential that you will also have proven experience of owning client groups within Europe.

Key qualities that are integral for this role are;

  • Resilience
  • Initiative
  • Utilising an analytical mind-set
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Making tough decisions

Experience required;

  • Experience working for a Private Equity backed business
  • Experience of European client groups
  • Experience of leading a People / HR team
  • Experience of HR system implementation

Job Offer

This role will also pay £75,000 per annum, plus a car allowance, performance related bonus and benefits.

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