Head of People

  • Location:

    West London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + In-house Chef

  • Contact:

    Carly Thomas

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  • Duration:

    Temp to Perm

Head of People

West London

Architectural Studio

Temp to Perm


A fantastic opportunity for a generalist HR Manager to join an award winning, well established, growing design consultancy, based in West London.

This innovative and forward-thinking business need an experienced Head of People to work closely with their COO to help shape the HR for the business as they grow.

This is currently a standalone position, with scope to build a team as the business grows.

This is an office-based role with incredible benefits, including an in-house chef!

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the hiring process, probationary periods, references, variation letters, and management of our leaving process
  • Working alongside with the Finance Department on payroll matters
  • Responsible of staff benefits
  • Generation of HR reports and statistics for senior team
  • Management of HR system
  • Advising on visa applications
  • Working closely with recruitment agencies on behalf of Partners, and maintaining an updated salary benchmarking guide
  • Ensuring all policies are up to date, including undertaking a policy review and relaunch HR policies.
  • HR strategy and projects
  • Supporting the organisation and Partners with HR related matters, including any flexible working, parental, performance, grievance, or disciplinary matters.

Candidate specification:

  • 5-7 years' experience as a HR Manager
  • CIPD qualified or HR Degree
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and experience of managing and prioritising workload
  • An understanding and knowledge of UK employment law
  • Full understanding of best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Experience within design or architecture
  • Experience in management conflicting demands and an ability to prioritise accordingly

If you have a solid HR background, within design, are available immediately and can get to West London with ease, please apply now.