Job Title: HR, Learning and Development Manager

Location: Leeds

Salary: Up to £60k 

About the Company:

An established alternative finance provider specialising providing short-term lending and invoice finance to SMEs throughout the UK. Based predominantly in the North our client is well-respected with a very strong and experienced management team. The company has enjoyed consistent growth in the 10 years it has been trading and boasts an enviable reputation for being both a great employer and a fair and transparent lender. Now expanding its operation into the Midlands and beyond.

Job Description: 

To work with the leadership team and business wide on the development and implementation of HR strategic and operational plans. To act as a point of contact across the business for HR related matters and employee relations issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop “trusted advisor” status relationships with the leadership team to influence the HR agenda and strategy
  • Work across the business to develop and deliver HR plans which are aligned with the needs of the business
  • Provide “thought leadership” information, advice and guidance in response to challenges within the employment markets and offer guidance and advice in relation to team structures, staffing models and resourcing
  • Utilise HR metrics to provide a platform for improving efficiencies, increasing colleague engagement levels and developing a HR business which delivers value to the group
  • Own the on boarding process for all new colleagues to ensure they feel a high level of engagement within the group
  • Further develop and enhance the groups performance management system, appraisal system and develop an enhanced learning and development framework
  • Build and implement a succession planning model

Skills and Experience needed (essential or preferred) :-

  • The successful candidate will ideally be fully CIPD qualified and have a good amount of experience in the field in a financial services environment.
  • Experience of organisational development, change management and stakeholder management with a proven track record in coaching, motivating, influencing and empowering.
  • Good commercial acumen with the ability to contribute to the wider business and HR agenda.
  • Solution oriented with an energetic and positive outlook. Pragmatic, robust and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities
  • Confident, with the ability to challenge constructively, combined with a level of resilience

For more information or to send applications please contact Melanie Phillips on

Job Title: Chief People Officer

Location: Based Middlesbrough but some flexible working

Salary: Between £100k and £120k depending on experience

About the Company:

The client is a new-to-market Challenger Bank, having just acquired their restricted banking licence. Based in Middlesbrough their focus will be providing real estate development finance (commercial and residential) to SMEs requiring funding of up-to £5m in any one scheme. There is a small but ever-expanding team who all share the vision to support developers in providing value for money finance and exceptional service and expertise. They pride themselves in creating a fantastic working environment and offer many benefits to their employees including offering flexible working arrangements.

Job Description:

As Chief People Officer you will lead the development and execution of all aspects of the people strategy,  including  recruitment and retention, implementation of an HRIS system and company culture.  The role holder will be heavily involved in setting the bank’s remuneration policy including bonus structure and additional benefits.

Skills and experience needed (essential or preferred):

  • Extensive experience of developing and delivering an amazing people culture in a new venture
  • Preferably experience of working in a Financial services environment
  • Significant Director level experience in HR

If you feel you have the prerequisite skills and experience, then we want to hear from you. Contact Tracy Fletcher on or ring her on 07852 150593.