Head of HR, People, and Culture – No.1 Online Travel Brand – 16489 Ref: 16489

£50,000 - £75,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Want to leave your mark on an industry and make a difference to people?

Is developing people massively important to you but feel you and your talents aren’t getting the recognition they deserve. Or perhaps you are a little bored and a lack of growth or business dynamism is making you restless.

We are looking for someone to head up our people strategy and help develop an exciting culture in our business.

If you’re a follower of people strategies in companies such as Netflix, Google, Amazon or Ritz-Carlton and get excited about recruiting and developing people, we want to hear from you.

You’ll be based out of our Bournemouth office, but working with a team all across the UK.

Who are we? We are a multi-award winning travel business brand that has grown 4000% since shaking up the industry in 2011, and who is gearing up to grow even more in the UK in 2022 before launching internationally.

Role Info:

Head of People / HR (but we don’t like the HR term)
Responsible for strategy, recruitment and people development
Based out of our Bournemouth offices, but with opportunities to work from home
£50,000 – £75,000
Plus Pension, discounted travel, opportunity to visit some fantastic locations
Product / Service: Award-Winning franchise and travel homeworking company
Growth: 4000% Since inception. 375% in the last 5 years. Record sales in January 2022 and all without a head of marketing!


A multi-award-winning fast-growing travel company which has helped 100’s of first time travel homeworkers start their very own travel businesses. We’re expanding rapidly out of Covid and looking to grow the very best team ahead of the next peak period in travel.

Reasons to join us:

+ Home Working Agency of The Year’ 5 years in a row
+ Top 5 of all homeworking companies in the UK (travel)
+ Top 5% franchise in the UK
+ We offer the widest choice of holidays in the UK
+ Fully independent with over £2billion per year of buying power
+ We are expecting the next 2-3 years in travel to be the biggest ever in terms of growth
+ Featured continually in trade press, national press

About You:

You should have a very modern and fresh approach to people with proven experience creating results.. But, you also need to be excellent at helping developing strategies for recruitment, onboarding, development and retention.

You’ll need to be a gifted communicator who knows how to find the right people to help the business achieve it’s goals. But equally important is how we develop training, culture and structure in the business to ensure our great team achieve amazing results.

You’ll of course need to know all of the legal requirements of HR, the key things we’d expect of a head of this department, understand performance management techniques and the best ways to recruit, but you’ll also need to be a brilliant people person.

Of course a passion for travel helps!

A year from now you will have had a great year if you smash it out of the park within these three areas:

+ Recruited 30-40 amazing A-players across multiple areas of the business
+ Developed a strategy with department heads to help team members achieve their best
+ Implemented the very best onboarding process for new hires

The Role:

As people are the most important part of our business, you’ll be creating strategy which impacts our entire future.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring we pick the right people to join us and then ensuring we keep them. Culture, training, developing and growth will be key.

We are a high performance company which expects a lot of results, but we’re also a people first business where relationships are key. Your role is to ensure we have the right people and the right environment to ensure this works in a very professional way.

You’ll be starting with a clean sheet which is an exciting opportunity.

Here is where we see you need experience to kick ass at this role:

+ Experience of recruiting A-players and understanding how to identify these people
+ Experience working as a head of HR / people role of other fast growth companies
+ In-depth knowledge of HR policies and best practise
+ Ability to deal with a multi-cultural, distributed workforce
+ People oriented and results driven
+ Knowledge of how top performing companies get the best out of people
+ Ability to build HR function from the ground-up
+ Development of learning and development programmes
+ Development of retention and reward initiatives

The Reward for You:

As one of the UK’s fastest-growing travel and franchise companies, the opportunities for you to grow your role and responsibilities are endless.
You’ll have the opportunity to make a name for yourself within a business that is well known within the travel industry and making waves within the franchise sector, plus you can make a real difference in the lives of our newly minted business owners.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team.

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