Head of People - Maternity Cover at Vivacity

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January 5, 2023

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We are looking for a fantastic interim Head of People (maternity cover). Terms: 1-2 days per week for 6 months starting in late January 2023, £400-£500 per day (this role is outside of IR35). Reporting to: Mark Nicholson, CEO. Location: Old Street, with flexible working and WfH.  

About VivaCity 

At VivaCity, we make cities smarter. We provide the operating system for road transport, helping cities apply modern technology to problems like congestion, air pollution, and adapting to the autonomous vehicle transition. We’re looking for a great People leader to look after and guide our team while our Head of People is on maternity leave. You can read more about our values and what it's like to work at Vivacity.  

About the role 

We raised our Series A in 2021 and the company has doubled in size since then. You’ll have experience working with fast-growing companies and experience of the People challenges and opportunities that come with rapid expansion. The key project you’ll be delivering is implementing a new performance management system, while providing coaching, mentoring and support to our People team.  

VivaCity’s People team looks after every stage of the employee lifecycle, ensuring our employees are motivated and fulfilled in their roles. In the past year the People team has grown from one person to four, and our remit has expanded to include business operations and facilities management. What you’ll be doing: Using your extensive expertise to redesign our performance management process and work with the People team to implement, roll out and measure uptake of a new performance management tool (we’re going to be using Lattice);Running training on the new system; Using a coaching management style to look after and develop our People team;Supporting the team in the development of new quarterly OKRs in line with the People strategy;Being a sounding board for managers with People questions or issues when they arise; Supporting our directors on high-level People issues when necessary.What does success in this role look like?You’ll build on the strengths of our current performance management system and design a new system that meets VivaCity’s needs as a high-growth company. You’ll work with the People team and Directors to get buy-in from key stakeholders across the business and ensure you’re implementing a system that is widely used. What we need to see: Experience implementing new performance management processes and systems from scratch;Experience running 360 review processes;Experience in high-growth start- or scale-up environments, and an ability to adapt strategies and approaches as necessary;Experience implementing Lattice (nice to have); Experience working with boards to deliver strategic People goals (nice to have). Application processYou'll have a 45 minute screening interview with Lindsey (she/her), our Head of People. She'll run you through the current team set up and give you more information about the role. The second stage will have two parts: a 60 minute technical assessment with our People Manager Laura (she/her) and People and Office Associate Ingrid (she/her); and a 45 minute soft skills interview with our Talent Acquisition Associate Cinthia (she/her) and another member of the company.

The final round will be a 30 minute interview with our CEO Mark (he/him) where we'll dig into your values, motivation and approach.

We know that diverse ideas and perspectives drive innovation and make us better. We are creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We're an equal opportunities employer and all applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background. If you need any reasonable accommodations to help you perform at your best during the application process, please let us know. Apply for this job

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