Aug 4, 2021

Calling all People people, we're hiring!

Role: People + Culture Partner

Hello, we’re Unleashed. We help create thriving businesses and great places to work. We partner with early-stage and scaling businesses to gear them up for speedy and sustainable success through People + Culture.

In collaboration with the awesome early-stage businesses we partner with, at Unleashed we believe that we can do so much better than traditional HR (shudder) and Training (groan) and blow best practice out the water! At the moment, we’re a small but perfectly formed team of 10.

As a People + Culture Partner, you’ll be joining us in helping founders, leadership teams and in house People people in high-potential startups and scale-ups. We do this by helping develop and execute amazing People roadmaps and operations, as well as codifying and evolving their unique cultures. On any given day, you could be coaching founders, facilitating leadership development training, helping craft an A* onboarding process, introducing a new pay philosophy, defining values or a whole host of other things to be honest! If it relates to People + Culture, then you will be doing it :)

We’re seeking a truly exceptional and progressive People + Culture Partner - we are far from HR, we are People people who are experts at scaling.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with our clients to understand their businesses goals and devising a People roadmap to support them
  • Helping our clients define their culture, people experience and value proposition so their clout in the talent market is disproportionate to their size
  • Creating human, scalable and sustainable people infrastructure and practices which enable high performing teams and help businesses grow sustainably
  • Coaching founders and their management teams to ensure that they are comfortable and confident with their leadership and management style
  • Working collaboratively and creatively with the Unleashed team to tap into our collective wisdom and share your own
  • Informing, iterating and challenging Unleashed’s strategy for world domination and helping us further define how we work with businesses


(Actually, we prefer... What We’re Looking For From You..)

  • Experience of working within and scaling fast-growth businesses in a senior People role (we’re talking head of, vp, director level). This requirement is absolutely essential for us because the founders we work with want to draw directly on that experience of scaling a team through People + Culture. No if’s, no but’s - sorry!
  • You’ve built and managed a great team of people yourself so that you can lean on your practical experience when coaching managers and leaders
  • You consider coaching and mentoring as key parts of your People toolkit (even if you’re not a qualified coach); having worked directly with founders, leadership teams and across whole businesses, you feel comfortable talking to a diverse range of stakeholders with different interests, perspectives and personalities.
  • You enjoy facilitating practical and experiential workshops that lead to meaningful development and behaviour change
  • Zoomability - you are comfortable zooming out to take account of the whole picture, and zooming in to do the doing
  • You’re capable of context-switching and are excited by variety - each week, you’ll be working with different clients, at different stages of growth and with different cultures
  • You’re endlessly curious and embrace the philosophy of strong opinions weakly held; you’re never possessive over ideas and don’t believe there is one right way to do things
  • You’re interested in wholly rejecting best practice and taking a fresh and truly progressive approach in everything you do by using design thinking principles and getting creative
  • You’re self-aware and reflective - you’ve experimented a lot in your career so far and have a good sense of what worked and what didn’t.
  • Not only that, you accept that nothing you deliver will ever be an end product - there is always something more to learn - and your appetite for doing that learning is voracious.
  • You have bags of EQ, and arguably more AQ (adaptability quotient).


In addition to your salary - which will start at £71k and quickly move up to £75k after 6 months - and a 5% pension contribution, you will also receive a significant and market-trumping L&D allowance - seriously, your jaw will drop. (OK, we’ll tell you now - we offer an allowance of £500 a month and you don’t lose it if you don’t use it, so you could have £6k per year to do something incredible that truly matters to you!) Why so much? Firstly, continuous learning is one of our values and we mean it (see more on this below)! Secondly, to do ‘better than best’ for our businesses, you too need to carry on developing to be better than best yourself :)

Naturally, you’ll get the tech kit of your choice paid for, plus a home office set up allowance of up to £1k. We’re also planning to introduce a profit share scheme, hopefully in time for our 4th birthday in May. Now that we’ve laid all of our cards on the table, we think it’s important to add that being part of the Unleashed team is about so much more than the salary and benefits…it’s an opportunity to build and collaborate with one of (if not the) most progressive teams of People people in the UK, whilst having an massive impact on the success of so many incredible businesses and the people within them.

Sound exciting? Apply now!

PS: Mums, dads, brothers, sisters, full-timers, part-timers, anytimers are all invited to apply. We were recently benchmarked as the UK’s most flexible company by Flexa, and we love finding new ways to work - so if you are human, if you have the skills, if you live and demonstrate our values (below), then the rest doesn’t matter in the slightest!

P.P.S If there's anything we've learnt this year, it's that we can work effectively together as a team from anywhere, so we welcome applications regardless of where you call home. However, the vast majority of our clients right now are UK/Europe based and a significant proportion operate with a hybrid working model. For this reason, it's important that you're comfortable with travelling to London to attend client offices where needed from time to time.


Bias To Action

We do the doing. We use design thinking to create agile tools and processes that are appropriate and scalable for our clients and their exciting futures. We always start with understanding the culture and values of each business we work with, therefore nothing we produce will ever feel off the shelf. We combine experience and creativity to blow ‘best practice’ out the water. We believe in working at pace and with velocity, focusing on the important, impactful stuff first. We have an aversion to inaction!

Positive Impact

There is very little point doing anything if it isn’t going to move the needle. As such, we ensure that everything we do has an impact. To do this, we take the time to understand our clients’ goals, teams’ and how they work. We then measure. A lot. Be that through pre and post manager surveys for development or via engagement surveys and onboarding surveys for other areas… we are driven by positive impact.

Continuous Learning

We believe that people are happiest and most productive when they have a craft that they’re empowered to master. Everyone benefits from continuous improvement - the businesses we work with, the people within them, our wider community and of course, ourselves. All of our work is created to develop and teach. Be it our development programmes or sharing what we know as a result of working with many early-stage businesses. We mentor, we coach, and we love to share our knowledge. We’re equally excited about what we can learn from you. In effect, between us, we co-mentor, as we all bring something unique to the table!

Apply now!

Written by Founder @ Unleashed.Company Anouk Agussol.

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