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Chief People Officer

Annapurna Recruitment
Essex, England
£11000.00 - £135000 per annum + Bonus & Share Plan
Closing date
18 Jan 2022
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Chief People Officer
London, East & Regional
£100,000 - £135,000

Annapurna are delighted to have partnered with a PE backed sustainable industrial business as they look to bring onboard a new Chief People Officer.

This role is newly created as part of the wider Group transformation following a change of ownership. It will sit as a member of the Executive Committee alongside the ExCo, working alongside as they develop and execute strategy.

This position will build out the existing modest HR function, delivering day to day operational support alongside longer term strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the company HR function, including Talent Acquisition, L&D, Employee Engagement, Comp & Bens, Talent Management and IT systems.
  • Develop resource plans alongside business managers
  • Work directly with the C-suite personnel to lead the HR function and provide strategic input
  • Develop the company wellbeing and diversity policies
  • To develop and deliver specific projects eg bonus scheme, appraisal process, succession planning, management development etc
  • To support managers with projects that impact staff
  • To develop an employer brand strategy with key recruitment, retention and development attributes
  • To support Executive members with personal development and coaching
  • To build and deliver a sustainable HR plan for the next three years


  • A demonstrable successful background in HR as an Executive business partner. You will have set up a HR function largely from scratch.
  • Previous Private Equity or VC exposure desirable, or heavy Transformational expertise
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • Experience facing off to business leaders and partnering with C-Suite leaders
  • Strong implementation skills
  • Comfortable working remoteley and with remote colleagues
  • Ability to travel regionally as required

If this role sounds of interest, please submit your CV via the application or email Craig at


Based in London & Munich and focussing on the UK, DacH & Nordic Markets, Annapurna Recruitment was founded by its three partners, Nigel Fox, James Ballard and Charlie Appleyard, with the intention of being the best and most responsible recruitment company in the HR sector.

With more than 40 years’ combined experience between them, you will be dealing with an HR consultancy with an excellent track record.

We are a company that is challenging conventional traditional transactional recruitment in the agency field by the creation and facilitation of a world-class thought leadership community, the Business Transformation Network, with over 40,000 members worldwide. 

We are absolutely committed to providing the highest degree of service possible to both our candidates and clients.

We stand to be a responsible recruitment company. Responsible in two major ways: firstly our unique CSR strategy and secondly by building deep continuous relationships with the talent communities we deliver to and serve. 

From day one Annapurna has been a keen supporter of the environment originally being the only recruitment company in Europe to be a member of environmental foundation, 1% for the planet. However we wanted to do more. We wanted to give money to social charities as well as the environmental causes that are close to our heart, leading to the advent of Annapurna Giving.

The 6 charities we are supporting now have been chosen by Annapurna's three directors; Nigel Fox, James Ballard and Charlie Appleyard and reflect the causes that are personal to them. We support Parkinson's UK, The Cure Parkinson's Trust, Amnesty International, Haven’s Hospice, The Soup Kitchen & Friends of the Earth. By selecting these charities Annapurna wishes to continue in its quest for ethical and socially responsible recruitment.

These cutting edge principles have led to us being awarded a number of accolades in both the UK and internationally such as 'Best Professional Services Agency' at the Recruiter Awards in 2019, 2017 and 2015, 'Best Small Agency' at Global Recruiter Awards 2017 and 'Best Small Companies to Work For' at The Sunday Times Best Companies list 2020 & 2017.

Find Us
020 3031 2468
9th Floor, The London Studios
60-72 Upper Ground
United Kingdom
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