B Corp Talent & People Manager

Main Purpose

To help Wholegrain Digital proactively build an ever stronger team as the foundation of a thriving business. This includes a wide range of activities to attract the best talent when we need them, deliver an exceptional employee experience and help us grow our positive impact as a Certified B Corp. 

Key responsibilities

Employer Marketing

  • Develop and implement a forward-thinking people strategy that meets the current and future needs of the business and aligns with our values.
  • Proactively manage recruitment for both permanent and freelance hires, creating talent pools and networks to deliver on the teams recruitment needs within agreed cost-per-hire and time-to-hire objectives
  • Create and define Employer Value Propositions and Freelancer Value Propositions for our variety of roles.
  • Lead efforts to ensure that we act and present ourselves as an inclusive employer
  • Lead the company’s employer marketing efforts, including social media and the company’s career page for both permanent and freelance candidates
  • Lead efforts to earn top employer reviews and awards

Talent Management

  • Help define and promote the company’s values and vision for current and future employees
  • Support the onboarding of new employees and create personalised job descriptions for each employee
  • Support each individual to develop and pursue a personal career plan, including provision of support, training and incentives where appropriate
  • Coordinate and/or organise inclusive social events to build team cohesion
  • Monitor employee mood and regularly report to management, identifying potential issues and solutions, especially any red flags
  • Effectively off-board employees and gather learning opportunities
  • Review and maintain effective policies that align with our values and with employment law
  • Develop and maintain a world class employee handbook
  • Monitor sickness and absence and support management in disciplinary and performance management situations
  • Act as a point of escalation for staff grievances
  • Explore People Analytics tools to see if they could offer value in improving team efficiency, quality of work and job satisfaction
  • Create talent mapping plans that identify and address skills gaps while also aligning with New Business strategies.
  • Ensure that the needs of the team are always aligned with the broader needs of the business, both present and future
  • Lead any mental and physical health initiatives
  • Lead internal communications to share learnings and successes, and celebrate special occasions


HR and Office Management

  • Ensure that appropriate contracts are in place for all employees and that we always operate in compliance with employment law (working with consultants where needed)
  • Ensure that payroll, expenses and pensions are managed efficiently
  • Manage any HR related software and tools, ensuring they are fit for purpose and cost effective
  • Manage any employee benefits, ensuring they are fit for purpose and delivered efficiently and effectively
  • Ensure that all team members have access to suitable office facilities and equipment
  • Ensure that we have a fit for purpose phone system in place and that it is always monitored during working hours
  • Support employees to make the most of the facilities available in fulfilling their work
  • Optimise costs of facilities and equipment

B Corp

  • Minimise environmental impact of any office space and equipment
  • Monitor the environmental impact of our operations and manage any environmental initiatives
  • Lead the improvement and recertification of our B Corp Certification
  • Engage employees to ensure that we “live it” day to day and continuously improve
  • Help tell the story of what we are doing to be a responsible business and employer, both internally to staff and externally as part of our employer marketing

We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated in driving progress, who is hungry for responsibility and who has a real passion for helping build a healthy, thriving team creating positive impact in the world. 

  • Salary: £35,000 (pro-rata)
  • Hours: Ideally full time (Minimum 30 hours/week)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reporting to: Directors or General Manager      

Status: Eligible to work in the UK

Required experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a HR administrative role (covering all areas of HR including recruitment, induction, employee relations etc) with knowledge of employment legislation
  • Minimum 3 years’ office management experience including health and safety
  • Highly organised and able to manage frequently competing priorities
  • Ability to build and manage relationships at all levels
  • Practised at handling sensitive and confidential materials with absolute discretion

Benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Rewards for using renewable energy at home
  • Team Days
  • Pension
  • Free access to London’s Santander bikes
  • Discounts and invitations to events and facilities at Somerset House

How To Apply:

Please click the apply button below and submit your CV and Cover letter stating why you would be the right candidate for this role.

Recruitment agencies – please don’t contact us.