Are you inspired by the prospect of joining a fast growth tech company that’s on a mission to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions in global supply chains?

Manufacture 2030 is a purpose led software company. Our cloud-based product, The Bee, provides retailers and manufacturers with greater certainty of hitting emissions reduction targets by measuring environmental impacts, accelerating performance improvement within factories and offering forward visibility of progress over time. Our mix of people, process and cloud-based software is designed to help cut costs, risks and environmental impacts, accelerating global progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

Our team of nearly 30 is growing rapidly in line with our business expansion and we are now on the hunt for a bright, enthusiastic and highly motivated person to be our first People & Workplace Manager to support this growth.

The role is broad, no day will be the same and you will deal with everyone in the company from the CEO to interns. This is an interesting role, suiting someone who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and with a high degree of responsibility. As this is a newly created role, there is significant scope for the successful candidate to shape the role and to adapt and grow with the business.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Development of:
    • Compensation and benefits plan for the organisation; and
    • Performance management framework
  • Scoping, selecting and implementing a new HR system
  • Developing a workplace strategy (post Covid restrictions)
  • HR administration, including:
    • Joiner / leaver / change processes
    • Visa management
    • Maintenance of HR records
    • Administering leave policy
  • HR advisory / business partnering
  • The smooth running of the office environment, ensuring that the team have the right space and practical tools they need to do their jobs effectively, including:
    • Liaison with property managers and maintenance contractors
    • Purchase of IT hardware, stationery and other office consumables
    • Telecoms and IT liaison with third party support
    • Ensure we are abiding by health and safety regulations
    • Managing and monitoring training for health & safety, GDPR and information security
    • Organising staff socials when Covid-19 measures allow

Required Skills and Experience:

To be considered for the role, candidates will be expected to have the following:

  • Previous HR Generalist Management experience
  • A hands-on attitude and willingness to assist in all HR matters
  • An up-to-date knowledge of employment law (although external advice will be available for more complex issues)
  • Ideally CIPD Qualified or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to handle personnel matters with tact and discretion
  • Confidence in liaising directly with board members and the Senior Leadership Team

What you get:

  • The opportunity to work in a fast-growing entrepreneurial organisation
  • A culture of empowerment, with high levels of personal responsibility from day one
  • The opportunity to work with inspirational colleagues who are highly passionate and motivated by a belief that the work they do positively contributes to a more sustainable future
  • An environment where new ideas and innovation are encouraged and rewarded
  • Flexible working, competitive salary, and access to a workplace pension scheme

Job summary:

Remuneration: £35-40k FTE dependent on experience

Job type: Permanent, part time 2.5-3 days per week (with a preference for hours to be spread across the week)

Office location: Summertown, Oxford

Flexible working: The company will operate a flexible / hybrid model once restriction are lifted, but due to the office management elements of the role, some time working in the office will be required each week

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Start Date: May 2021

How to apply:

Please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter clearly stating why you believe you are suitable for this role

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