Interim Head of People- 12 month Maternity FTC

London, England, United Kingdom · HR


Head of People (FTC- Maternity Cover)

This interim Head of People opportunity is a year-long maternity cover for a senior HR generalist who will embrace the fast paced environment that Sonovate presents. You will enjoy the fresh challenges of our exciting and constantly evolving business and be ready to lead the People team to deliver support at all levels of the business around management of our People: performance management, development plans, retention and recruitment. You will have full accountability for managing the delivery of quarterly goals and the FY20 deliverables of the People function.

With offices in London and Cardiff you will be responsible for working across two sites to ensure that there is a people presence available for all. You will be directly responsible for a HRBP based in Cardiff and share management of a London based HR & Office Administrator, with the PA to executives.


People Strategy

Lead the People Function

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Who we are

What started as a business to make finance and back-office better for recruitment agencies is now changing how businesses of all shapes and sizes access finance and support to manage their freelance workforce.

We’ve created an end-to-end work pay solution to power the new working world. One that lets businesses unlock the power of the contract, freelance and gig economy with none of the hard work or complications that come with old-school finance.

Backed by ambitious investors and developed by a team in London and Cardiff, we’ve funded in excess of £500m to a host of businesses, from recruitment startups to large-scale organisations who’ve grown tired of the traditional approach to finance from the banking world.

What’s it like to work here

Freedom and autonomy to do your best work are what makes Sonovate successful. There’s no micro-management - just teams working together to change how people are paid for the better. Think of us as a group of teams working collaboratively to share experiences and engineer the best solutions.

The growth we’ve achieved in such a short space of time attracts certain individuals. We’re understand we’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but our startup mindset defines who we are.

That said, just because we think like a startup doesn’t mean you’ll be running around doing a million and one things. We’re grown up with very realistic ambitions. Our market-leading products have redefined how people are paid. Building on this core success is where we are right now and we need specialists to join us and help take us to the next step.

We promise freedom to execute, an environment where you can exercise all your skills and talents and guarantee that you will be working alongside truly great talent.

What we guarantee


• Truly agile practices

• working with latest technologies and leading SaaS providers

•Office space in the heart of the city

• Very firmly in growth stage

• Startup DNA


• 28 days holiday + bank holidays

• Interest free season ticket loan

• Private medical insurance

• Ride to work

• Eyecare vouchers

• Childcare vouchers

• 50% discounted gym membership

• 2 days charity leave per year

• Breakfast, snacks and drinks

• Beer fridge

• Free takeaways

• And so much more...

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