Head of People (Part-Time)

  • Festicket Ltd
  • London, UK
  • Oct 05, 2020
Part time Human Resources

Job Description

Your Role

Reporting to the CFO, the successful candidate will run the company's people strategy. The ideal candidate will be able to think outside the box and think on their feet with a pragmatic approach to problem solving. To succeed in this role, you will need to be a self-starter who can work independently, with the drive to support Festicket’s growth and mission through hands-on people initiatives.

Festicket is looking to develop its HR operating model to drive future business results. The successful candidate will have responsibility (working closely with CFO and CEO) to develop the HR operating model within the company that is in early stages of development.

This role is a part-time role and the amount of hours per week is negotiable.

  • Work with the CFO and CEO to define and implement the company’s people strategy
    • Develop culture of goal setting and performance management across the company
    • Design processes to maximise output from employees to reach companies goals
  • End-to-end management of employee relations in the UK and satellite offices
  • Evaluate and select the ideal processes, practices, and tools to facilitate our People work for managing feedback and reviews & measuring engagement,
  • Liaise with external legal advisors and consultants where required
  • Train and coach line managers and senior management on best practice, processes and employment law
  • Design and drive people initiatives throughout the business (D&I, L&D, Engagement, etc.)
  • Work closely with the finance department on monthly payroll
  • Ensure legal compliance in all areas of HR, from recruitment to terminations
  • Run performance management processes with the support of line managers and senior management
  • Manage investigations, grievances, meditations and other hearings if required
  • Line manager to the office assistant (part time)


  • At least 5 years experience leading a people function in a stand-alone role, ideally in a VC or PE backed start-up
  • Proven track record of implementing and scaling people processes, operations and systems
  • Strong project management skills - ability to handle multiple projects at once and competing priorities
  • Proven ability to build relationships across all levels of the business
  • Experience in influencing business performance and helping design systems and processes that improve business results
  • Excellent knowledge of UK employment law and previous experience working in other jurisdictions such as France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal or the US preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels
  • Problem solving skills and proven ability to think outside the box


  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Extra day holiday for your birthday
  • 15 sick days per annum
  • Flexible working from home
  • Festicket workplace pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunities to go to selected & partnered music festivals for free & all year round staff discount
  • Free www.wagestream.co.uk account, offering great employee financial wellness
  • Free breakfast in the office
  • Weekly delivery of beers, food, snacks, fruits and drinks in the office
  • Weekly office drinks on Friday
  • Regular company events