Head of People - eCommerce Startup

Job Title: Head of People - eCommerce Startup
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + plus great benefits package
Reference: BBBH82985
Contact Name: Francesca O'Dwyer
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2020 13:01

Job Description

Handle have partnered with an innovative and scaling startup within the tech and eCommerce space to find their first Head of People!

Over the last year the company has continuously scaled up with further growth plans expected, they are now looking to bring on board their first permanent HR hire.

Due to the nature of working in a startup, your remit will be really broad and will cover the full generalist spectrum. You will shape everything from the recruitment strategy, to the learning programmes, right through to driving the company culture, values and engagement offering.

This is a founder led business so experience working with founders and entrepreneurs is ideal in order to truly be able to support them from both a business and HR perspective.

It is an ever evolving business as they are always researching new tech products and AI programmes in order to be offering consumers the best customer experience and most accurate products for their bespoke needs. Previous experience working in a scaling startup and setting up the people function from scratch is ideal in order to go in and hit the ground running.

With full ownership of the employee lifecycle and HR agenda, you will partner directly with the senior leadership team and founder as well as be a key decision maker for the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the full recruitment process across the business, working closely with hiring managers to ensure you are hiring the right talent for the long term business goals.
  • Take full ownership of creating and delivering the people strategy as well as develop key people frameworks: performance management, career progression, learning & development and compensation.
  • Design a world class employee experience from the minute they are onboarded, through to the celebration of milestones.
  • Work with the leadership team to define company values and engagement initiatives

If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of an exciting journey and play a pivotal role in shaping the growth and success of a fast paced startup, this is the role for you.



Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.