People Partner


We have a 4-day (37hr) working week

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People Partner

Job description

Work for a company that cares about the humans behind the tech.

At Riverr we are confident advocates for using digital to reshape the human experience for good.

As a key component to the LAB Group, we believe Riverr people should do what they love and love what they do. So we invest in the vigorous innovators, technical intellectuals, and architects of change - those passionate about creating beautiful digital experiences using hardcore technology.

Our award-winning team of creative, technology and strategy specialists enjoy a number of benefits, including:

  • 4 day week
  • 28 days of annual leave each year (excluding bank holidays!)
  • Remote working for that ultimate work-life-balance
  • Private Medical Cover through Aviva
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A day of to volunteer for a registered charity of your choice
  • An annual training budget to invest in your personal development.

The Role

Interested in being part of our journey? We are looking for a People Partner to join our team, reporting to the Managing Director. You will be a trusted hands-on strategic advisor and coach to the business as we grow and enhance our People function.

You will be a strategic partner to Riverr, and its leaders ensuring that people are considered in everything we do. You’ll understand the critical business priorities, build organisational and people capability, and partner with the business leaders to identify, develop and deliver People initiatives that support the business as it continues to scale whilst fostering our strong culture.


Key Responsibilities of our People Partner at Riverr…

  • Be a trusted advisor to our leaders - provide advice, guidance and coaching in all aspects of HR - equipping our leaders with the right skills and behaviours to lead their business and teams through growth and change

  • Considering business priorities and needs, you’ll anticipate the needs of your stakeholders, diagnose problems, identify and drive appropriate solutions

  • Support talent planning and hiring - identify gaps, issues and areas for improvement within the org design and effectiveness- query new roles as they arise, question where they fit in

  • Use data to identify problems within teams (e.g. engagement survey, performance or attrition metrics) before they emerge and work together with your stakeholders to formulate and implement solutions + measure their impact

  • Ensure we’re delivering the right and most valuable initiatives across the employee lifecycle, including performance management, compensation, leadership development, total rewards, culture & engagement and diversity, equity & inclusion

  • Excel and grow- helping our people excel and grow in their current roles and in future roles

  • Work closely with external consultants and managers with more complex employee relations cases providing practical and flexible solutions whilst adopting a fair and consistent approach to reach an amicable outcome

  • Foster diversity, equity and inclusion - helping to build community, cohesion and a sense of belonging around our shared values and ensuring an inclusive workforce where everyone feels valued and respected and knowingly recruited for their differences

  • Ensure we’re up to date with legal requirements relating to day-to-day management (e.g. policies up to date, HRIS, recruitment), reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance

  • Support on any other people team work streams and ad hoc projects as needed

Previous experience and skillset:

  • Experience in a strategic HR/People role, working directly with senior-level management - comfortable and confident collaborating closely with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Forward-thinking relationship builder, coach and advisor, willing and confident to challenge the status quo or a manager’s approach

  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills to help you design and deliver people plans which align with the business goals

  • Experience developing talent strategies, hiring top-quality talent

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment

  • A practical ‘hands-on’ approach and happy to roll up your sleeves

  • You have high curiosity and are a self-starter with a proactive eyes wide open attitude

  • Strong HR expertise, preferably a relevant HR degree or CIPD qualified

  • Experience in the creative services sector is nice to have but optional

Do you have a curious growth mindset, and are you interested in being part of our team? Apply now!

Research has shown that some under-represented groups in the digital industry tend to apply only if they meet every single requirement. Here at LAB Group, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and this is at the heart of what we value as an organisation. We encourage you to apply even if you do not think you tick all the boxes of the job description. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Our People team are happy to support with any reasonable adjustments that are needed within the recruitment process, so please do flag if you need any additional support. Your information will be kept confidential according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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We’re a group of agencies with a simple mission: use pioneering research into human behaviour to advance brands in a way that digital and creativity alone cannot do

Our Working Week

We have a 4-day (37hr) working week

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days PTO plus bank holiday

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

Almost all of our team works remotely but some roles may require some in person meetings / hybrid working.

Our Employee Benefits

  • Private healthcare
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance

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