Senior People Partner, Technology

17 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. Depop is a place for anyone to discover and celebrate their style on their own terms, and to feel good about their fashion choices by extending the lives of millions of garments. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy - the global marketplace for unique and creative goods - and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. Our team is dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience to serve the needs of our global community.

Depop exists to empower the next generation to transform fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that's kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can't get anywhere else - unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.

We operate on three values:

  1. Circularity - We’re taking the circular economy mainstream. Changing people’s relationship with clothes and making it easy to choose options that are kinder to the planet. 
  2. Self expression - We’re a space for self expression that encourages millions to explore, connect and find their identities through style. 
  3. Opportunity - We’re building a home of fashion where everyone feels welcome and anyone can succeed on their own terms. 

The Role: 

Joining us as a Senior People Partner, you’ll be embedded in our Engineering, Data and Product departments and work within the leadership team of the function to partner closely with our Director, VP and C-Level technology stakeholders.

You’ll have a solid grounding in generalist HR within a technology company, and someone who wants to create impact and get meaningful results in a mission-driven company, that truly cares about the employee experience, and is on an exciting scaling journey. 

Heading into 2022, we have three core focus areas on our People agenda; Engagement, Inclusion and Performance Culture. You’ll collaborate with the Lead People Partner & Head of People Operations to play a leading role in projects that will have a far-reaching impact on the overall employee experience and culture here.  


  • Support the team’s approach to, and delivery of cyclical HR events, such as compensation cycles, performance reviews and engagement surveys
  • Identify consistent challenges and themes across the technology org and devise strategic, commercial solutions to enhance our leader, manager and overall employee experience
  • Manage the delivery of transformational projects and change programmes
  • Leverage data to drive and influence evidence-based decisions, and communicate insights on key metrics such as attrition and our engagement tool, Peakon
  • Be a trusted advisor, coaching, and supporting senior leaders and managers to develop their capabilities and people management competencies
  • Act as a point of escalation for complex employee relations casework and investigations where needed by our advisory team
  • Uphold Depop’s commitments to wellbeing, DEI and sustainability in the way you and your team approach your work, supporting our mission to build the world’s most diverse, progressive home of fashion.


You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Relevant experience of People Partnering and working strategically with company leaders in a technology function
  • Driven People projects to completion through strong project and stakeholder management skills
  • Expertise in developing and delivering strategic and commercially astute solutions for client groups aligned to a wider People strategy
  • Excellent independent judgment and discretion while using company policies and practices to determine appropriate action
  • First-class communication skills, including coaching, the ability to influence, challenge and negotiate with conviction at all levels to debate and decide the best course of action
  • A track record of building credible relationships with stakeholders by demonstrating your depth of experience, knowledge and skills
  • Sound knowledge of current employment law and of potential future developments

Preferred but not essential experience:

  • Prior use of Workday for HRIS
  • Knowledge of the US employment market and legislation
  • A background in organisational design / organisational psychology
  • Sufficient data acumen to complete data analysis (e.g. pivot tables, index matching / vlookups) and draw insights to present to others

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