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Head of People and Talent

Oakleaf Partnership
City of London, England
£75000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Recruitment Consultancy
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Director
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Head of People and Talent

Exec Search Firm

City of London

£75,000 - £90,000

My client are a rapidly growing, start-up Exec Search firm specialising in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sector. Due to their success and growth, they are now looking for a Head of People to join them and drive their people agenda forwards. This person will own the strategy and tactical operations of Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and HR, whilst growing a team to meet the demands of the business.

Key responsibilities/duties:

  • Build a long-term talent development strategy for the company to meet the needs of graduates, management, and leaders
  • Play a lead role in coaching and identifying external partners for the future
  • Support the researcher and consultant populations to execute best practise in their roles by providing 1-on-1 mentoring
  • Lead the annual graduate programme and experienced talent strategy for the company. This will include designing process, managing budgets and supplier engagement
  • Work with the Board to identify and plan future expansion
  • Lead the company wellbeing approach to ensure a modern, supportive programme compliments the culture of the business
  • Design and communicate all company-wide HR initiatives and processes
  • Be an approachable leader to support and guide employees

Key experience/skills:

  • Previous experience at Head of level
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience of people management and building a team
  • Ideally a background in Professional Services of Consulting
  • Proven experience in a blended HR and TA role
  • Ability to work in office 3 days a week - the office is based in the City


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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