People Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000707-1
  • Date Posted: 18 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Independent Resourcing Consultancy
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Full benefits are also available, together with a discretionary bonus
  • Sector: Other Financial Services Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Eamon Behan
  • Email: eamon@ircfs.com

Job Description

Purpose of role

This is an incredible opportunity to join our small and high-performing people team, supporting the People & Culture Director, the People & Recruitment Officer, and the wider business in the delivery of people related projects across the business, with a particular focus on employee benefits, employee relations and compliance/regulation. This role offers a stand-out opportunity for an experienced or aspiring People Manager with a strong work ethic, a creative outlook, and a focus on the importance of people and culture. Come and join us at the beginning of an exciting and ambitious five-year growth plan!

Our culture of entrepreneurialism, fairness, transparency, and trust runs through everything we do. We’re proud to have an amazing record of hiring and retaining exceptional talent, both client-facing and central support staff, and continuing to support and develop this incredible team as we grow is essential to the future success of our business. That’s why we’re adding this key role to the People Team to continue our relentless drive to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for our loyal clients and team.

About us

We are boutique wealth planner, asset manager and employee benefits specialist. As we are independent, this allows us to provide objective advice that is aligned to client’s best interests, delivered by teams steeped in financial services knowledge and experience. We have built our Company on integrity and trust, because doing what is right for our clients in best for our business.

Accountabilities

The role comprises, but is not restricted to the following core people projects:

1. Employee benefits

Work closely with the People & Culture Director and Employee Benefits Director to:

  • Manage the annual renewal process from the People Team’s perspective.
  • Manage comms to staff around core benefit proposition.
  • Lead on proposals for the introduction of new or changing benefits in terms of research, business case preparation and implementation.
  • Liaise and co-manage relationships with key providers.
  • Be involved in the assessment of providers and platforms.
  • Investigate the potential for a forward-looking and flexible benefits package for our people to be launched in the next 1-2 years.

2. Compliance and regulatory responsibilities

  • Manage process and task plans for the management and implementation of new of regulatory change.
  • Manage liaison with compliance team re: FCA data requests and surveys.
  • Lead on managing the people aspects of the compliance and regulatory regime, notably SMCR, collaborating closely with the compliance team.

3. Employee relations

Play a key role in the management and execution of:

  • Low-level issues and dispute resolution.
  • Health and mental health issues, including occupational health liaison where necessary.
  • Underperformance issues.
  • Dismissals, redundancies, and other settlements.

In addition, the role will work collaboratively with the People & Culture Director and People & Recruitment Officer to cover the following:

1. Acquisitions and integrations

Support with due diligence requests, analysis, and resource planning for people-related aspects of acquisition and integration projects e.g.

  • Reviewing due diligence data and highlighting key issues to the acquisition team.
  • Preparing due diligence requests for potential acquisitions.
  • Induction planning for new starters.
  • Contract negotiations and TUPE transfers.

2. Policy and people logistics

  • Assist with the management of people admin and ad-hoc requests where necessary.
  • Collaborate with the wider ops team to manage People Team tasks associated with the office and operational projects e.g., office hours, hybrid working logistics, events, office scoping, etc.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of people policy across core areas of responsibility.

3. Recruitment and selection

  • Support the People & Recruitment Officer and People & Culture Director with the recruitment process as and when necessary, e.g., at role creation, selection and interview stages and occasionally managing specific roles.

4. HR project work

Depending on the experience levels and interests of the successful candidate, there will be an opportunity to get involved with People Team project work in some or all the following:

  • Values and Culture
  • Succession Planning
  • Pay & Reward
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Performance Management
  • Engagement, Awards & CSR
  • D&I
  • L&D

Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have minimum 3 years’ experience in a relevant people role in a comparable organisation. Experience within financial services will be a distinct advantage but is not essential.
  • Be able to demonstrate practical experience of 80%+ of the key accountabilities described in this role specification.
  • Be familiar with FCA regulations in an IFA setting or an equivalently heavily regulated business sector.

Competencies

We need someone who can:

  • Show empathy and a deep level of understanding for individuals working within the organisation, demonstrating sound professional judgement and a common-sense, solution-focused approach to problems.
  • Be passionate about the people and culture agenda.
  • Make a meaningful contribution to the company’s fantastic workplace culture.
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail with high quality written and verbal communication skills, and a great respect for confidentiality.
  • Deliver an excellent level of service to and build strong proactive working relationships with employees, partners, and key external stakeholders.
  • Come with ideas, we’re a small team ready to embrace smart thinking and creativity.

Location: Central London with hybrid working flexibility.  

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, office hours 9am to 5.30pm. It may be necessary to occasionally work outside of normal office hours to meet pressing deadlines.

Salary: dependent on experience but expected to be £50k+. Full benefits are also available, together with a discretionary bonus of 10% salary.

 

Next Steps 

Does this sound like an opportunity that aligns with your career ambitions? 

For this immediate opportunity please forward your CV to Eamon Behan today! eamon@ircfs.com

We look forward to starting your journey with you!