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Lead People Partner



People & HR
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Who are Tide:

At Tide, we’re on a mission to save businesses time and money. We’re the leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing FinTechs in the UK. Using the latest tech, we design solutions with SMEs in mind and our member-driven financial platform is transforming the business banking market. Not only do we offer our members business accounts and related banking services, but also a comprehensive set of highly connected admin tools for businesses.

Tide is about doing what you love. We’re looking for someone to join us on our exciting scale up journey and be a part of something special. We are wanting passionate Tideans to drive innovation and help build a best-in-class platform to support our members. You will be comfortable in ambiguous situations and will be able to navigate the evolving FinTech environment. Imagine shaping how millions of Tide members discover and engage with business banking platforms and building this on a global scale.

What we're looking for:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced People Partner to join our rapidly growing team at Tide. As a strategic leader, you will empower and guide our People Partners in your region and support your allocated business units, fostering a culture that emphasises employee wellbeing, engagement, and inclusion. You will have a keen eye on HR practices and local labour laws, you will work closely with the Director of People Partnering to implement company-wide initiatives and provide expert advice on local policies and employee relation cases. Your role will be pivotal in managing the unique people needs in your locality, fostering alignment and collaboration across all global teams.

As a Lead People Partner, you’ll be:

  • Manager and coach our People Partnering team for X (country), fostering their professional growth through knowledge sharing, best practices, and by cultivating a culture of collaboration, high performance, and continuous improvement
  • Act as a strategic partner and advisor to leaders and managers, providing support, coaching, and guidance on HR policies, practices, procedures, and employee relation matters
  • Ensure compliance with local labour laws, manage cross-border transfers, and adapt HR policies and programs to fit local cultural contexts
  • Handle complex employee relations issues for your region and business units, including sensitive matters that may have a significant impact on the business
  • Use data to support everyday people partnering decisions and present data insights to senior stakeholders
  • Partner with leaders and managers to improve employee engagement and satisfaction including analysing survey results and implementing action plans to address areas of concern
  • Develop plans for talent development and retention through workforce planning, performance management, and career development
  • Advise leaders on the organisational design and succession planning for their teams
  • Influence change management by equipping leaders with effective people management tools
  • Serve as an ambassador for all DEI initiatives ensuring diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of all discussions, especially those related to performance, engagement, retention, career development
  • Uphold and promote the values of Tide in all interactions and decisions

What makes you a great fit:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a People Partnering or HR Management role at an international organisation
  • Experience in scaling and developing a team of people partners in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong client focus with outstanding judgement, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of HR best practices, HR metrics and analytics, local employment legislation and industry trends
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, with the ability to present a clear strategic point-of-view to senior management, defending and vocalising the thought process and rationale behind recommendations
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in English
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in using industry tools like Workday, Lattice, Slack and Google Drive

What you’ll get in return:

Make work, work for you! We are embracing new ways of working and support flexible working arrangements. With our Working Out of Office (WOO) policy our colleagues can work remotely from home or anywhere in their home country. Additionally, you can work from a different country for 90 days of the year. Plus, you’ll get:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Additional health and dental insurance
  • Fully covered Multisport card
  • Food vouchers
  • We invest in your development with a 1,000 BGN professional L&D budget per year and up to three L&D paid days off
  • Snacks, light food, drinks in the office
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave
  • Flexible working

Tidean Ways of Working

At Tide, we’re Member First and Data Driven, but above all, we’re One Team. Our Working Out of Office (WOO) policy allows you to work from anywhere in the world for up to 90 days a year. We are remote first, but when you do want to meet new people, collaborate with your team or simply hang out with your colleagues, our offices are always available and equipped to the highest standard. We offer flexible working hours and trust our employees to do their work well, at times that suit them and their team.

Tide is a place for everyone

At Tide, we believe that we can only succeed if we let our differences enrich our culture. Our Tideans come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. We consider everyone irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status. We believe it’s what makes us awesome at solving problems! We are One Team and foster a transparent and inclusive environment, where everyone’s voice is heard.