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Head of People Job in United Kingdom
Fuse Universal , United Kingdom

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1 Year
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Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 17, 2021
Last Date
Jun 17, 2021

Job Description

About Us

Fuse Universal isn’t Just Another Learning Company. We’re rudely shaking up the way that people and organisations learn and communicate, right across the world. Our unique Integrated Learning Platform allows businesses to shape their learning around their goals by tapping the inherent knowledge of the experts and peers within their organisation.

That’s a major difference, and it’s one that’s worked for over 120 businesses, ranging from Panasonic to Avon to Scandic, with more coming on board all the time.

Another difference is our educational charity, FuseSchool. By transforming the secondary school education curriculum into high-quality bitesize videos, we’re changing the face of education right across the planet, with over 43 million views and 300,000 subscribers and all for free. Democratising education is pretty much why we exist.

The Role

We are looking to hire a Head of People to help lead the company through our next phase of growth. This is a key, senior level hire and through close partnering with our Leadership team, top of your agenda will be building and developing a world class team across 4 locations (UK, US, Cape Town, Australia).

Our platform provides access to learning within organisations from within, and this applies to our own people too. We shine a spotlight on their development and support them every step of the way in their career goals.

This role is London based where our HQ office is, but as we are 100% remote at the present and it’s unlikely that we will return to having roles that are entirely office based.

It’s a part time role, 4 days a week with flexibility on how your days are allocated overall and week to week. We believe that with your proven experience, you’ll be able to have a big impact in fewer days.

We have a small people team consisting of HR and talent expertise who are committed to building out the next phase of our people strategy, building on the foundations already in place.

As the people leader, you will be at a level that you can provide clear and actionable advice across the full spectrum of HR responsibilities.

Our leadership team consists of highly experienced, driven individuals with a united passion for disrupting how learning is experienced in today’s world.

Our engagement feedback from our people is strong (NPS 4 out of 5), but we are not complacent and know we have a lot to do as we evolve as a business.


  • Partner with the leadership team and senior management to develop the people strategy and roadmap, ensuring it is closely aligned to business strategy.
  • Build on the strong internal culture and behaviours to engage and develop our current teams, as well as attract high quality talent in.
  • Evolve the organisational design and structure to ensure that we are set up to hit our business goals.
  • Build on HR frameworks, processes, policies, data and systems to ensure all people related activities are executed smoothly throughout the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding right through to offboarding and beyond. You will continually seek to understand people data insights and gain efficiencies through the use of existing HR tech.
  • Build a performance culture based on strong performance management and reward principles, fitting seamlessly into our culture.
  • Nurture a culture and environment built for learning and growth. You will ensure all individuals are constantly developing and learning in their roles.
  • Develop, execute and manage a competitive, reward framework by completing regular market analysis, designing pay structures, conducting cost analyses and effectively implementing improvements.
  • Bring coaching expertise to support the leadership teams in their day to day people activities as well as from a leadership development perspective.
  • Overseeing the recruitment strategy and approach maintaining the quality bar already set, ensuring that diverse teams are built for optimal performance.
  • Drive Engagement by enabling effective ways of working, communication loops and actions that ensure cohesion across teams and the company as a whole


  • Proven HR/People experience (ideally c. 8 years) gained in a fast moving technology company, or perhaps from media or education industries (not essential).
  • Experience leading the people team of a fast growing startup and are ready to set up to a larger business or be part of another growth story.
  • Experience in managing multiple offices and familiarity with employment law in different countries (ideally US)
  • A passion for building a strong company culture with expertise of managing actionable engagement plans.
  • Passion for helping people constantly learn, grow and develop
  • A startup attitude, rolling up your sleeves and getting things done in a non-corporate, pragmatic way
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, comfortable in highly ambiguous environments and able to independently take responsibility from day one
  • Stay ahead of HR trends and apply best practice to the everyday role
  • Data driven approach to problem solving
  • High personal and professional integrity


  • Competitive people leader salary, pro-rated for 4 days
  • EMI share options
  • Flexible working
  • Lamp;D - peer and platform learning - it’s at the heart of what we do
  • Medical
  • Pension contributions
  • Perkbox - wide ranging benefits; discounted shopping and services
  • Annual leave - 25 days + day off on your birthday

Job Specification

Fuse Universal

Information Technology and Services - London, United Kingdom