Head of People & Talent

  • Dependent on Experience
  • Deadline: 30/06/2023
  • Full-time
  • People
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne

About Evolved Search

Evolved is an award-winning, dynamic, and ambitious performance marketing agency based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

We differentiate ourselves by providing game-changing results for our clients, acquired thanks to deep knowledge, constant learning, and years of experience managing digital marketing strategies.

With ambitious growth plans, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Evolved team. We’re big on people, offering exciting and genuine opportunities to develop and progress, and offer a healthy dose of team member perks that go way beyond the ordinary.

Please note, if we receive a high response for this role we may close the campaign early.

About the Role

Our mission is to attract, empower, and retain the best talent in the industry, and the role of the Head of People & Talent is to continue making this a reality as part of an exciting growth plan.

We are looking for someone to understand the company objectives and construct plans and strategies to improve recruitment performance and talent management.

The role currently has two direct reports, with this set to increase, so we need a candidate that can switch between operations and strategy as the business continues to grow.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Accountability for the development, planning, and strategy for People and Talent activities across the business.
  • Understand the business’ overall headcount growth plans and create a robust internal recruitment strategy that aims to achieve these ambitions.
  • Proactively promote the business and create a pipeline of potential talent that is aligned with the company mission, vision, and values.
  • Oversee all HR functions and take ownership of the agency’s ‘People’ pillar.
  • Sustain company culture in line with our headcount growth, keeping our values and EDI expectations at the forefront of plans.
  • Develop and implement Evolved’s people policies and practices, ensuring all legal requirements are met.
  • Act as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and attend regular meetings to own and deliver people-related agenda items.
  • Report on performance and progress to the Board on a monthly basis.
  • Build and manage a multidisciplinary team across People and Talent.
  • Develop, monitor, and implement the company’s people management strategy.
  • Develop and implement employee retention strategies
  • Understand workforce planning and resource forecasting.
  • Work closely with department heads and leads to ensure team members are performing, and provide coaching and mentoring when needed.
  • Adopt a data-driven approach, monitoring and reporting on KPIs across all aspects of People and Talent.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments and strategies within the agency sector.
  • Adopt an experimental approach to seek out new methods to help keep our agency one step ahead of the competition.

What we're looking for

Desired skills and attributes:

  • Genuine interest in the happiness and satisfaction of the employees you support; embracing the business’ dedicated approach to culture.
  • Previous experience working as a senior leader to deliver appropriate people strategies and a good overall understanding of company finances.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced HR team, providing first-class support.
  • Experience in developing and supporting line managers.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills are required together with a solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application.

What we'll offer you

Skills and experience like yours come at a price, we get it. In addition to a fair and competitive salary (DOE), we also offer our team members:

  • A rewarding role with a clear progression route, evolving salary, and the chance to be part of a specialist, award-winning agency.
  • A 4-day working week! We’re one of the only employers in the North East to offer a 4-day week as standard with no impact on pay.
  • Hybrid office and remote working.
  • Flexible working and sliding start/finish times around core hours.
  • An enhanced holiday package that offers way more than your average.
  • Premium private health insurance.
  • Advanced maternity, paternity, and adoption packages.
  • A personal training budget to help you progress, learn, and develop in your role.
  • Fantastic, spacious offices slap-bang in the middle of central Newcastle with restaurants and bars on the doorstep, free snacks, and relaxed culture.
  • Regular social activities, charity initiatives, conferences, awards, and events, plus one of the best Christmas parties in the biz.
  • A time allowance for charity work, enabling you to support causes you’re passionate about during working hours.

Discover more about our Culture and Benefits here.

Get in touch

Upload your CV and Cover Letter via the form on this page or click the external link to apply via SmartRecruiters.

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We respond to all candidates as standard, but please be patient with us as it may take us the duration of the campaign to get back to you. We like to keep candidate details on file if the role we have live may not be for you, but we absolutely need you on our team. We do this by holding your details in our talent pool in line with our GDPR policy.

Note: We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage/civil partnerships.

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