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People & Culture Manager

Oakleaf Partnership
London, England
£65000 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2022

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Accountancy Banking, Finance & Insurance
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Generalist
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People & Culture Manager

Property Investment

City of London


£65,000 - £85,000

I have exclusively partnered with a boutique Property Investment firm that hold offices across Germany, Spain & UK, and are now searching for their first HR hire. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, proactive, conscientious, and experienced generalist HR professional to join a forward-thinking firm. This will be a standalone role and will manage the day to day of people matters (HR operations & administration). You will need to hold prior experience in Learning & Development and Talent Management to positively impact the population. This is a critical hire for the business, this will enable this individual to work closely with senior management to design, implement and continuously review people processes, policies, and practices.


  • Work to strengthen the engagement between employees, their work, and the company strategy so that they can make a greater contribution towards achievement of organisational objectives.
  • Independently manage all HR administration covering the full employee lifecycle from recruitment and onboarding to exit.
  • Manage the relationship with our external vendors, such as local employment counsel, recruitment partners
  • Provide advice, coaching and support to our people managers in dealing with employee relations issues across all locations, including managing absence, conduct and capability issues, grievances and sickness.
  • Champion the development of a positive and productive company culture, ensuring all people practices support and align with our cultural ambitions
  • Take ownership of the full recruitment cycle, including developing job descriptions and posting advertisements, to briefing agencies, and carrying out the selection activities.
  • Build effective relationships with managers, providing advice, support, and guidance which meets local employment laws and ensures HR best practice is applied within our workplace
  • Undertake analysis across the business to help managers identify skills gaps in their teams and assist them in finding solutions to bridge those gaps, including relevant training and development initiatives.
  • Build a suitable competency framework for our organisation and assist with career path mapping to create development and progression opportunities internally.
  • Coordinate and provide administration for the annual performance review process.
  • Arrange company events such as annual ski trips, summer and Christmas parties and other business and social gatherings.
  • Keep up to date with employment law and related regulations, partnering with lawyers and other experts to ensure we are compliant at all times with our obligations.
  • Sole point of contact for all People (HR) related queries.
  • Assist with other ad hoc activities and projects, as required.


  • Solid HR experience across the key disciplines, with a particular expertise in talent acquisition, learning, leadership & talent development and employee relations
  • Experience of working closely with managers at all levels, influencing, coaching and advising on all people issues and providing support for change initiatives
  • Excellent relationship building skills and comfortable interacting with stakeholders at all levels in the organisation - able to quickly build trust and credibility
  • Discreet and tactful demeanour; able to act and react appropriately to sensitive situations
  • Approachable character, with a focus on delivering a professional customer experience
  • Flexible attitude - ability to prioritise and adapt to constantly shifting priorities
  • Highly organised, able to work autonomously and proactively
  • A diligent and conscientious worker with a high level of attention to detail and a strong work ethic, with a hands-on approach to duties
  • Ability to influence organisational culture and act as a strong role model for the company's values.
  • Financial Services experience preferred, ideally within a smaller organisation
  • Ability to travel internationally, sometimes at short notice
  • Events administration and management experience is desirable
  • A professional HR qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English, preferably with Spanish language skills (but not essential)


Oakleaf Partnership is the UK’s largest independent HR recruitment consultancy. Founded in 2005, we have built enduring relationships with HR functions across every sector; thanks in part to our expertise, but also our collaborative approach. We listen. We share our insights. We take the time to truly understand the culture of an organisation – the person behind a CV.

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