Senior People Partner

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About us

Are you looking to join a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech scale ups? If yes, then you are in the right place!

We’re one of the UK’s leading tech companies and have joined FutureFifty 8.0 and named as one of the Top 50 Startups to work for in 2020.

At Elder, our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We are a close-knit group on a mission to fundamentally change what it means to grow old. 

That starts by helping people live a healthier and happier life in their own home, with the support of a full-time live-in carer. Our unique matching technology pairs those in need with their ideal career, based on individual requirements and personality. 

But to join our team, what is it that really matters to us? Well, it matters that you’re unique. It matters that you’re great at what you do, that you put in the hard work. And, obviously, it matters that you care as much as we do. 

About the role

The People Team is an integral part of the business and is gearing up for Elder’s growth from a population of 120+ currently to many more in the next few years.  You will be reporting to the Director of People but working very closely as a whole team and with the business to not only manage the day to day People work but continuously work to develop and improve Elder’s People programmes, frameworks, cycle, tools etc.

This role would suit someone versatile who has solid generalist People partnering experience and will be happy to extend into employee relations support when needed. You know enough about specialist People topics like Compensation & Benefits, Employment law or Training, to help develop Elder’s current/future programmes and cycles and leverage external consultants where needed. You will either have helped scale an organisation to 500+ in a similar role or have gained best practice in a larger business and want to go back to human size. Either way, you enjoy building, improving and rolling up your sleeves in a fast-paced mission-driven business. 

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Business Partnering - Develop/improve Talent planning, Organisation design and development, change management, performance management 
  • People Strategy & programmes - Support the Director of People in developing and implementing Elder’s People strategy, cycles and programmes
  • Talent management - Collaborate with the Leadership and the Talent Attraction Manager to build a scalable talent management/succession planning  framework and process
  • Leadership & Management coaching & Development - Help drive a high-performance culture and manage unpreventable employee relations as they arise
  • People function development - Collaborate with key stakeholders and the Director of People in developing scalable and business-friendly People frameworks and policies
  • Culture, internal communications, Employee engagement & Development - Be an ambassador of our culture and drive initiatives and help identify and implement training solutions 

Need to have

  • You are adaptable, a confident communicator and enjoy a culture of transparency and feedback
  • You are an experienced generalist People/HR Business Partner from a fast-paced matrixed or agile environment, with very strong business acumen, knowledge and experience of People strategy and processes and you know what it takes to scale to c. 500+ successfully. 
  • You are resourceful, innovative and your data-driven approach helps you solve problems with multiple stakeholders. You know when to coach and when to consult.
  • HR/People experience in a regulated environment 
  • You know how to juggle multiple priorities and manage complex projects 
  • You are comfortable communicating to different types of audiences, including senior leadership and you know what it takes to manage many stakeholders
  • You believe People/HR to be central and a key driver to the success of a business 
  • You have strong UK Employment law knowledge 

Nice to have

  • Reward experience
  • L&D experience
  • Some knowledge of Agile practises


    We’re a service business and we know that without the best people, we cannot build the best company which is why we treat our team very well. We can offer:

    • Competitive Salary
    • Stock Options (We are post-series B & backed by some of the best VC’s in Europe)
    • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Hybrid office/remote flexible work arrangements
    • Mental Health Support (Spill)
    • E-learning platform (Udemy)
    • Mentoring & Coaching programmes 
    • Macbook + any particular extras you require
    • AND a genuine opportunity to be a very key part of a high growth business.

    Elderly care represents one of society’s greatest challenges. Are you ready to be part of the solution? Apply today.

    Additional information

    • Remote status

      Flexible remote

    Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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    Why join us?

    If joining a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups wasn’t enough, we offer a whole load of other perks.

    • Pension scheme

      In the sector we’re in, we realise the importance of getting our finances in shape for when we’re older. That’s why we’ll help contribute towards your pension

    • Cycle-to-work scheme

      With a fully-flexible cycle-to- work scheme, you can avoid being squashed onto the tube and get the bike you want from the shop you want. For a leaner, greener way to work.

    • Regular reviews

      We know people develop in different ways. Regular reviews may not just result in a raise, but also the opportunity to help you find a new field in which you can flourish.

    • Free fruit and drinks

      With a load of fresh free fruit, you won’t struggle to get your five a day. Plus, when you get to the end of the week, there’s a full fridge of booze to get your weekend started

    • Upgraded social life

      With a weekly bar tab at the local pub, regular all-company socials and an annual offsite, you’ll really get to know everyone in the company.

    • All equipment

      Whatever your role, you’ll get your very own Mac. But we’ll also provide all the tools you need to do your job. All you have to do is ask.

    • Bagel Tuesdays

      Tuesday mornings are all about filling our faces. With options for every dietary requirement, get to the kitchen early to avoid the queues and eat as many bagels as you can.

    • Sensible sick leave

      Mind or body, when you’re ill, you’re ill. You shouldn’t work. We trust you to let us know when you’re under the weather and pay you like it’s any other day.

    • Learn and teach

      We all have our own areas of knowledge. But we think shared understanding helps make everyone’s life richer. Expect to watch and give some perspective-changing talks.

    • Generous holiday

      Time out of work is vital for a more productive time in work. With 25 days off, plus bank holidays, that you’re able to carry over to the following year, you’ll have enough time to rest.

    • Exclusive discounts

      From coffee and cinema tickets to phone contracts and Apple gadgets, with Perkbox and CharlieHR discounts, you’ll notice your money starts to go that little bit further.

    • Interest and sports clubs

      Whether it’s a bit of five-a-side, pursuing the cultural zeitgeist, putting the world to rights, or winning a bit of cash at the poker table, our clubs bring us together to do our own thing.

    • Share options

      You do your share of the work, you should get your share of the success. Everyone who works here gets the opportunity to own a stake in the company.

    • Pay for new parents

      Whether you or your partner has just had a child, or you’ve decided to adopt, new mums and dads get 12 weeks of flexible parental cover at full pay.

    • Discounts on care

      When you’re spending your whole day thinking about social care, it’s only right you can afford care for your own family. We make sure you can with a reduced rate for your loved ones.

    Workplace & culture

    It’s a group of people who get on, giving everything they’ve got to fundamentally change what it means to age. 

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