HR professional

London

We're looking for an experienced, values-driven, collaborative HR professional to work with our People and Talent team.

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About Leaders' Quest

At Leaders’ Quest, our mission is to equip leaders and their teams to meet the demands of the 21st century. We help them develop wisdom, compassion and the capacity to build a more sustainable, inclusive world.

Since 2001, we’ve delivered 300+ transformational programmes in 24 countries for 8,000+ senior leaders. Our global community is a network of 11,000+ people, generating new ideas, partnerships and collaborations.

A social enterprise, we believe business is a force for good. Our clients and partners include companies at the forefront of technology, finance, heavy industry and telecoms, as well as global NGOs and non-profits.

We mix experiential learning, thought-partnership and hands-on facilitation to spark change at three levels: personal, organisational and systemic.

Personal: raising awareness of self and others; exploring personal purpose and enhancing the capacity to act with integrity.

Organisational: building a shared vision, shifting culture and fostering innovation.

Systemic: enabling senior executives to play a more meaningful role in today’s hyper-connected world, including forging cross-sector partnerships.

The opportunity

We are looking for an experienced, values-driven, collaborative HR professional to work alongside our existing People and Talent group – preferably a specialist who has worked in global teams. 

The successful candidate will have experience in employment law relating to the UK, US and (ideally) India. They will also have some form of combined experience in recruitment, talent management and/or people development.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to work for a small but global organisation with a big impact. We are a diverse and tightly-knit group of colleagues who work entrepreneurially. Our culture is open, progressive, and mission-driven. 

Our favoured candidate will be intellectually curious and a strong individual contributor. They be able to manage and motivate teams, excel at working collaboratively and have a hunger to get things done quickly, to a high standard.

You will work alongside, and support, Partners and other colleagues, and this proximity to senior leadership will give you invaluable insight into our work. You’ll work with people in our San Francisco, New York, London, Mumbai and Singapore offices, and with the broader global LQ network (China, South Africa, Brazil, and across Europe and Northern America).

Ideal candidates will enjoy the rigour of working in the corporate sector, while having the flexibility and motivation of being mission-driven and entrepreneurial. 

Main responsibilities

Ethos

We are a founder-led organisation with a close-knit, special culture. We are searching for someone who can combine a focus on ‘doing’ (to deliver on the task-oriented parts of this role), with a capacity for ‘being’ including strong empathy and generosity of spirit. We’re seeking someone who can foster a specific culture; someone who understands procedure, consistency and fairness, and who uses their imagination and empathy to make judgements that enable people to flourish.

Strategy

  • Co-develop and own the People and Talent strategy (with input from key colleagues); obtain buy-in across the organisation.
  • Work with the Managing Partners to ensure a healthy pipeline of new talent (including succession plans for key roles).
  • Contribute to long-term goals regarding people development and advancing our ethos.

Talent

  • Develop and own the organisational Training and Development plan, with input from others.
  • Hold the global performance management system: ensure appraisals take place and develop training plans accordingly; be responsible for performance improvement plans.
  • Drive talent strategy, with overall responsibility for recruitment and onboarding. Own the process of posting job adverts, conducting preliminary interviews, coordinating pre-employment checks.
  • Responsible for all aspects of employee life cycle: dealing with queries, supporting line managers
  • Manage administration of the HR system: changes to contracts of employment, starters, leavers, exit interviews.

Legal, policies and procedures

  • Work with our Director of Legal to keep up to date with, and react to, changes in legislation and ensure all policies are legally compliant (in discussion with others).
  • Expat administration: coordination with tax consultants in the UK and US.

Compensation and benefits

  • Support colleagues and oversee our benefits scheme in each country, including renewals.
  • Owning pay review, bonus, budgeting and benchmarking activities, alongside the Managing Partners and CFO.

Key skills and characteristics required

  • Collaborative and flexible.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Strategic and hands-on.
  • Highly emotionally intelligent, able to see things from different perspectives, respectful of diverse cultures.
  • Experience of working with a small or medium-sized organisation.
  • Focused on developing others.
  • Interested in our mission.

To apply

Full-time position, currently based in Richmond-upon-Thames. We would consider a four-day week if preferred.

Please apply by 31st January to jobs@leadersquest.org with a personalised cover letter and a 2-page (maximum) CV.