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Head of People

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Human Resources
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a seasoned and self-driven professional to join our team as the Head of People in a stand-alone capacity. As the sole HR representative, the successful candidate will lead the development and execution of the human resources function, shaping the company's culture and ensuring a positive and inclusive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:


HR Operations and Compliance:

  • Oversee HR operations, including policy development, compliance, and legal matters.
  • Oversee and manage our payroll consultant ensuring end of month payroll is signed off and run on time
  • Lead on the implementation and/or renewal of any employment visas/sponsorships ensuring any paperwork is dealt with in a timely manner
  • Ensure HR processes and procedures are efficient, effective, and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive people strategy aligned with the company's overall objectives.
  • Provide strategic guidance to senior leadership on talent acquisition, retention, and development.
  • Drive HR initiatives that contribute to a high-performance culture.


Talent Acquisition and Management:

  • Oversee the full recruitment life cycle, ensuring the acquisition of top talent to meet the company's current and future needs.
  • Develop and implement effective onboarding programs to facilitate seamless integration of new hires.
  • Foster a performance-driven culture through the implementation of performance management systems and employee development programs.


Employee Engagement and Culture:

  • Champion a positive and inclusive workplace culture that aligns with the company's values.
  • Develop and execute initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and overall well-being.
  • Implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to create a diverse and supportive work environment.
  • Be the go-to within the business for all HR-related aspects


Learning and Development:

  • Design and implement training and development programs that support employee growth and skill enhancement.
  • Identify and leverage opportunities for continuous learning to ensure a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.


Employee Relations:

  • Handle employee relations matters with professionalism, ensuring fair and consistent resolution of issues.
  • Promote open communication and address concerns to maintain a positive work environment.

Person Specification:

Education and Experience:

  • CIPD Level 7 or Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven experience in a stand-alone HR role or as the sole HR representative within a growing and progressive company.



  • Strong strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and manage all aspects of the HR function.


Personal Qualities:

  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Empathetic and approachable with a genuine interest in employee well-being.
  • Proactive problem solver with a positive attitude.
  • Adaptable and able to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.




  • Hybrid-working policy offering flexible hours
  • Annual Leave package with additional LOS days based on time with the company
  • Enhanced company maternity policy
  • Time given yearly to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Discounted Travelcard/season ticket loan with us.
  • Employee Discount:
    • 50% off Stock
    • Up to 90% off Seasonal Sample Sales


About us:

Beyond creating beautiful products, DeMellier's mission is to be a force of positive influence in the fashion industry. Creating products by women for women, made with integrity while giving back to those less fortunate. For every item sold DeMellier funds vaccines and medical treatments aimed to save the life of a child in need.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.



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