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iwoca People Director

Greater London, United Kingdom

Join one of Europe’s leading Fintech startups to develop and implement our People Strategy.

At iwoca, our vision is that finance should be like electricity: simple, seamless and powerful. Over the next decade we aim to provide financing to 1 million small businesses that are underserved by the banks. Since our launch in 2012, we've already lent over £100m to many thousands of SMEs across Europe. Along the way we have built a high-tech platform, won numerous awards and grown a fun and vibrant team. However, in the grand scheme of things we are still at the beginning of our journey and are keen for you to join our adventure!

Our team has doubled to nearly 110 over the last 12 months, last year we closed a $20m Series B funding round – which means we will continue to grow at a rapid pace. This growth is very exciting, but brings new challenges with it: managing and professionalizing the recruitment process, streamlining internal admin processes, and most importantly making sure we manage the growth process in a way that strengthens our people and our culture.

We’re looking for an inspiring and visionary leader to develop, strengthen and implement an exciting People Strategy for the upcoming waves of growth (from 100 to 200, and beyond). You will develop programs that make iwoca an even more attractive, inspiring place to work, strengthen our brand so we become a de-facto choice for top talent, help train our leaders and teams, and generally ensure that we scale in a way that makes us more effective and happy.

This is a rare opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the overall direction of a rapidly growing, superbly ambitious company. You will fundamentally be responsible for making iwoca an (even more) amazing place to work as we scale, and be awarded great latitude and responsibility to achieve this goal.

What you have done previously doesn’t matter so much to us - we’re looking for someone with passion, vision, imagination, gravitas and a proven ability to get things done, rather than someone who’s learned all the tricks of the HR world.

You will:

  • Develop an inspiring, actionable and impactful People Strategy that translates into successful talent acquisition, management, development, succession and retention plans
  • Make sure iwoca is a genuinely fun place to work where people are afforded opportunities to grow individually and as teams
  • Ensure we maintain and develop our unique, amazing culture as we grow, strengthening our values along the way
  • Manage, lead and develop a growing team to support these goals
  • Be an all-round iwoca champion and making sure we present ourselves in the best light to current and future potential hires
  • Have worked in a fast-paced / high-growth / tech environment (ideally helped 1 or 2 startups to grow along the way)
  • Be numerate / highly analytical: we believe in data
  • Speak a bunch of languages – we are operating across 4 countries and are unlikely to stop at that