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Head of people and culture

Head of people and culture

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 27/06/2022
Creative and Design
Permanent position

Deadline to apply: 11:00pm on Sunday 26th June

Contract: full-time, Permanent Contract


Bring your human resource talents to a unique estate agency in this upcoming role. 

The Modern House & Inigo are seeking a Head of People & Culture to set the people strategy and support the needs of our growing business. They will be responsible for delivering and leading a best practice People & Culture function, and driving forward the culture strategy. The successful applicant will be a highly capable and experienced HR professional who enjoys managing projects, processes and people, has excellent communication skills, and the ability to lead and deliver thoughtfully designed strategic initiatives that reflect our values and support our purpose and mission.   



This role will lead on implementing key people initiatives and bringing a professional HR function in-house to support our growing business.  


Strategic Remit  

  • Create and deliver a commercially focused people strategy in line with our mission, purpose, values
  • Lead on reward strategy and manage the approach to remuneration and benefits
  • Devise and oversee the delivery of learning and development initiatives, including CPD and a bespoke management development programme to support all management levels and teams in fulfilling their potential and achieving business objectives
  • Partner with the senior team to drive forward and champion the internal culture strategy, and lead on the delivery of the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy
  • Deliver a recruitment and resource planning strategy that supports the business’s growth ambition
  • Review all areas of the People & Culture remit and make recommendations for improvements to reflect best practice, forward thinking workplace activities and to enhance capability
  • Champion the company’s B Corp status, and deliver related initiatives


HR Operations  

  • Ensure the smooth running of all areas of the day-to-day HR operations remit including departmental P&L management
  • Review and implement performance management processes and training at all levels to support teams and individuals to be accountable for their performance and meet business objectives
  • Enable a positive employee experience at key points along the employee lifecycle (e.g. onboarding, leave management, wellbeing, promotion, offboarding) and oversee gathering feedback and insights for continuous improvement
  • Partner with managers on people related issues
  • Coach and manage the People & Culture team (People & Culture Manager)


Compliance and Legal  

  • Keep abreast of employment law, industry regulations, best practice and benchmarking, and implement any related initiatives accordingly
  • Ensure relevant policies and procedures are up to date, aligned with company culture and communicated appropriately
  • Ensure all people related activities are legally compliant, including GDPR compliance
  • Lead on IR35 compliance


 Systems, Processes and Corporate Communications   

  • Oversee the effective automation of processes, including reviewing the HR information system
  • Lead on People & Culture related communications
  • Oversee the creation and content of the People & Culture pages on the intranet


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Demonstrable experience in a generalist HR role at Head of Department or Senior Business Partner level in a commercial environment
  • CIPD Level 7 or equivalent
  • Experience of establishing and enhancing HR operations within a growing business, or significant change management experience within a large organisation
  • Ability to lead a small team and deliver on strategy while remaining detail focused
  • A proactive approach and high standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good commercial instincts
  • Interest in and commitment to our purpose, values and culture


The Modern House & Inigo are proud to provide equal opportunities to all. Every role is open to all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Please note, all applicants should be within commuting distance of London.  

Years of experience

  • Senior