Head of People & Culture

Nadine Merabi
Stretford, Greater Manchester
From £45,000
26 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Manchester, UK
Hours: 40 Hours Per Week
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: From £45K
Closing Date: 10/12/21

Who We Are

NADINE MERABI is Luxury Ready To Wear, unmistakable pieces to inspire lasting moments. Based in the heart of Manchester, UK - experiencing huge global growth, we are now searching for the best talent in the industry as Team MERABI grows.

NADINE MERABI was designed out of necessity and created by a woman with a vision. Nadine Merabi is a self-taught seamstress, driven by the desire to create luxury, forward-thinking and conscious fashion where she saw a space in the industry. Partnered by Blue Wilson, an innovative International Business graduate, Nadine and Blue are trailblazers for the future of fashion.

From the initial spark of inspiration to the very final stitch, the team ensures that every woman in MERABI looks and feels her finest. Today their collections are adored by clients, celebrities and dress some of the most influential people in the world.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark at a fast-paced, luxury global fashion brand.

Where the Head of People & Culture fits:

We’re looking for an experienced Head of People & Culture to join our team and lead all the HR requirements for our rapidly growing business. You’ll support on a strategic and operational level and be responsible to provide day-to-day advice and guidance on employment legislation, best practice, policies, procedures along with all training and development programmes for the team. You will work closely with the senior leadership team to coach, challenge, and support them as our business continues to evolve and scale and help to build an incredible culture for our team and all our people and be a ‘best in class’ employer. We’ll look for you to identify areas to improve processes and ways of working and make things easier and better for our business and all our people.

This is a senior position within the business that plays a crucial part throughout the whole business and you'll work closely with every department including all the directors.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Help us to become a 'best in class’ employer - develop an amazing working culture, create a workplace where everyone can contribute and thrive.
  • Lead all recruitment for the business, working with the senior leadership team to support all hires for the business.  
  • Create all contracts and employee agreements and handbooks for the business. 
  • Manage the onboarding process for all new hires.
  • Facilitate a learning and growth environment within the business - manage the training, coaching, and development programmes for the full team including coordinating and tracking all performance reviews. 
  • Work on a wide range of strategic people-related matters and projects including team structure, employee engagement and retention, organisational culture, and change management.
  • Lead on employee relations issues, both formal and informal.
  • Provide support and  advice to line managers on the implementation of all people policies.
  • Collating employment stats, hours, and all relevant payroll data in preparation for the finance team whilst being the point of contact for our team. 
  • Work closely with the Directors to champion all brand values and behaviours.

Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years HR experience
  • Ability to take a commercial approach when making recommendations to the senior leadership team on all HR matters
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to get on with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Strong experience of conducting recruitment interviews
  • Fully CIPD qualified, part-CIPD qualified or equivalent qualifications
  • experience of reviewing and drafting HR policies and/or employee handbooks
  • A sound knowledge of current employment legislation and recognised HR best practice is required
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Confident using Excel and Word
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Naturally confident with strong communication skills - both written and verbally

Values & Behaviours

We know that the right people are our most valuable asset. We strive to hire excellent people to nurture and develop within our business to grow with us for the long run. We hire, invest and promote people that demonstrate our values through their daily behaviours.

- You generate positive energy and energise others.
- You are a problem solver, are always solution orientated with a can do attitude.
- You’re a grafter - no task is too big or small for you, you’ll get stuck in whatever you need to.
- You drive your projects forward with intensity and are committed to driving-results collaboratively, we bring ideas to life in weeks rather than months.
- You get, give and encourage candid feedback so we can get better at what we do.
- You interact with mutual respect, cooperative, caring and helpful behaviour.
- You don't live in a world of good enough - you live in a world where we can do better and expect excellence from yourself and your teammates every day.

What’s in it for you

- Regular team socials
- Weekly free P.T and Meditation sessions
- Flexible working opportunity
- Generous staff discount on all MERABI products
- Dedicated days to furthering skills and personal development
- Work as a part of a unique and rapidly growing team
- Opportunity to make your mark in a globally known and expanding company
- Day off for your birthday

To apply - please send a CV and cover letter to careers@nadinemerabi.com

NADINE MERABI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all of our employees have equal access to opportunities and everyone’s voices are heard. We respect and value all differences (seen and unseen) and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, which will be considered regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age.