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Peak

People Manager

People · Manchester, Manchester
Department People
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Purpose of the Role

To help create the most admired Company in the world through building and developing world class teams in a place where people love to work.

The Opportunity 

At Peak we are on a mission to make AI accessible for all businesses by providing them with the ability to drive value from their data. Just as importantly, we are also focused on building an amazing company - one where we truly value our people & culture, and strive to make an amazing place to work. Our recent Best Companies award for being one of the top companies to work for is a testament to this.

We have ambitious plans over the coming year to expand our operations, capture a new market and create the best working culture possible. To do so, we need the best people and best L&D opportunities to create an environment our team love being apart of. That’s where you come in – we are looking for someone to help us deliver our People strategy and, in particular, drive learning and development initiatives across the whole company, to make a real difference.

This is a great time to be part of a growing People team in the early stages, as we start the next stage of our global growth. There will be a huge opportunity to work in an environment open to new ideas and ways of working and as the People team continues to grow, there will also be potential for development opportunities.

We’re flexible in what we’re looking for: 

  • Either an L&D professional who can take responsibility for driving a learning culture across Peak;
  • Or an HR Generalist with a real interest and passion for L&D, and who’d like to lead on L&D initiatives as part of a wider People Manager role.

The Role

You’ll work with other members of the People team across all of Peak’s offices to achieve the following: 

 

  • Drive a culture of learning and development across Peak.

  • Build and protect the Peak culture as we grow. Champion our core values, and make suggestions for how we can best instil these throughout the employee experience and learning journey.

  • Build great working relationships with managers across the business, providing ongoing coaching and support.

  • Support the development of the Peak culture by helping to measure engagement, and making recommendations for improvements to ensure engagement remains high.

  • Support the development of a high performance culture.

  • Ensure a culture of continuous feedback through the performance management process. Coach managers in the management of talent and under-performance.

  • Identify learning and development needs and opportunities and ensure such needs are addressed, devising and delivering internal training sessions as necessary, and sourcing external support as appropriate.

  • Support with the on-boarding process for new joiners, ensuring their day one and beyond experience is a great one.

  • Support the Talent team with a first-rate recruitment and selection process.

  • Help to build and protect Peak’s employer brand in the local marketplace, through networking and thought leadership opportunities.

  • Seek ways to ensure external recognition for Peak’s commitment to our people, through awards and accreditations.

  • Maintain knowledge of up-to-date employment trends.  Make recommendations for Peak.

  • Work closely with the global People team to ensure consistency and knowledge sharing, and provide cover for other roles within the People team as required.

Personal Skills

Peak's growth has been fuelled by our values that underpin everything we do, here's how they relate to this role:

 

  • Open - approachable and friendly to all team members and new joiners to the business. Great at building relationships across the business.

  • Straightforward - confident in delivering learning interventions in a clear and engaging style.

  • Driven -  strives to make improvements to the current way of working.

  • Curious -  looks for new ways to support the development of others.

  • Smart - up-to-date knowledge of latest L&D trends.

  • Responsible - excellent attention to detail and organisational skills. Integrity when handling confidential and sensitive personal information.

Required Experience

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

 

  • Recognised HR / L&D qualification.

  • Strong experience in Learning and Development, either as an L&D professional or as part of a wider generalist HR role.

  • Experience working as part of a global team, or in a fast-growing start-up or scale-up environment.

  • Great at building relationships with others across the business.

  • Be able to act as the learning expert across the business.

  • Confident in designing and delivering clear and engaging training interventions.

  • Passion for maintaining a great culture where people love to work, and ability to continuously make recommendations for improving the experience of team members.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.

  • Competitive compensation package, options, pension and generous holiday entitlement.

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

  • Peak has a strong culture that we live by, based on shared values: we are open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven. 

  • Opportunity to influence Peak’s expansion.

  • Learn from some of the best minds in the UK across multiple disciplines. 

About Peak

In an age when becoming AI and data-driven is one of the most important things businesses must do, it can also be one of the most challenging. That’s where Peak comes in; our AI System sits at the heart of our client’s businesses, enabling the rapid unification, modelling and - most importantly - use of data. All supported by our world-class data science team.

Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include established FTSE 250 retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses. Peak is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner, and holds Machine Learning Competency status. Find out a whole lot more on our website 

 

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    People
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced