Senior HR Manager


Contract Permanent

Listed 11-Jun-2019


Amazing opportunity for an experienced, Senior HR Manager to lead, manage and evolve the HR function for the growing London 1000heads office with a headcount of approx. 65staff and colaborate with the global offices (New York, Sydney, Dubai & Berlin).  Your experience in a start-up environment, ideally within the fast-paced media landscape will be critial to your success.  

Help build 1000heads as the leading word of mouth company through talent management, training and mentoring (Headucation), talent attraction and building the 1000heads employer brand.

Create and implement company policies to provide a healthy, positive, engaged team and creative, transparent work culture. Ensure company values are lived by. To develop and deliver people management strategies aligned with the overall strategic aims and objectives of the business.


Define and deliver on the HR Strategy for 1000heads while focusing on delivery of key business priorities

Provide a people-centric approach to deliver strategic and commercial results

Contribute at both a strategic and operational level in order to identify HR priorities and recommend appropriate people management solutions which support business aims

Ensure current employment legislation and best practice are followed  

Contribute HR input to annual business planning


Set the standard

Help steer the agency towards our goals

Be an active voice within the Senior Management team

Help to deliver all priority internal projects

Mentorship and guidance to all junior heads who require or ask for support


Create and implement talent attraction strategy including systems and employer branding

Support hiring managers in the recruitment of all talent

Ensure managers are trained in interviewing skills and diversity

Talent Management

Create and implement talent development plans and clear career strategy

Create and implement regular review cycles and align to talent management strategy

Employee Relations

Work closely with senior and line managers, providing them with expert guidance, coaching and support on the full range of HR activities (including policies and procedures, terms and conditions of employment, absence management, restructuring of services, performance management, redundancy planning etc.), in order to ensure a consistent and fair approach to people management throughout all locations.

Keep up to date with legal developments and advise management on compliance and risk factors.

Manage investigations, disciplinary and grievance matters in conjunction with the MD.

Develop and maintain an effective partnership across the business ensuring consultation and communication practices are routinely adopted to enable management to make effective decisions and successfully implement best practise.

Ensure that employees are informed and updated on key business and organisational issues

Learning and Development

Create and implement training and development plan with focus on the development of management skills for line managers

Be the ‘Headucation’ champion, create and manage process for success 

In consultation with line managers, follow up individual development needs and source internal/ external training provision as and when required, monitoring training costs against budget

Compensation and Benefits

Gather and analyse market data to measure the competitiveness of 1000heads compensation and benefits package across each location and make recommendations as appropriate

Assist with the annual salary review process, as and when required


Senior HR Manager with commercial approach and experience in a start-up, fast-paced environment, ideally from within the marketing/media/digital sector

Agency experience would be highly desirable

Experience of leading the HR function in a growing, evolving and creative business

Excellent track record of driving business performance

Experienced in delivering on talent management, leadership mentoring and training

Ability to implement business change programs and engagement initiatives

Proven HR generalist including the ability to work at both strategic and operational levels

Fully conversant and up-to-date with all aspects of employment law and HR best practice

Experience of enhancing and continue building an engaged, healthy, creative and positive team culture

Energetic and inspirational

Mentoring and training experience

Team player – flexible and challenging

Influencer with exceptional people skills, will evoke trust and team culture

Ability to work autonomously and flexibly

Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Intrapreneurial, pro-active and self-motivated

Excellent planning and organisation skills

Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, email and the Internet

Proficient in the use of social media for business purposes

Strong knowledge of HR systems and some experience selecting and setting up new systems

Meticulous attention to detail


CIPD qualified or equivalent experience

Sound experience as HR leader within a medim sized, in a dynamic, growing, start-up environment

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