Dext is hiring a

People Director

London, United Kingdom

Who we are, what we do & why we do it:

We are Dext - the world's leading provider of accounting automation and spend management software. Our products give businesses real-time visibility and control over spend, payments and expenses, and help accountants and bookkeepers reach new levels of efficiency when working with complex financial data workflows. We are trusted by over 1 million SMBs worldwide. Our solutions embrace AI, machine learning and emerging technologies to advance and improve the accounting process for all, to make accounting more effortless.

We are now looking to hire a People Director to join our Global People function. This person will form part of our people leadership team, reporting directly to our Chief People Officer. They will lead the People Partnering team globally, helping to deliver and enhance HR processes, drive change across people projects and initiatives, and maintain practical aspects of employee management as the business scales at pace.

The Role - what you'll do as our People Director

    • Manage, coach and mentor the global People Partnership team
    • Develop close working relationships with senior stakeholders, including SMT, in order to help them implement change management processes and both local and global policies and procedures.
    • Supporting the global People Partners to ensure the delivery of values-driven guiding principles & policies across both ER and performance management
    • Work closely with Talent, People Operations, Engagement and L&D leaders to ensure consistent delivery and provision of people related initiatives

About you - what we are looking for:

Below are our ideal requirements, but we hire based on potential, not just on experience, and we know that some people are less likely to apply for a role if they don't meet 100% of the criteria. At Dext we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture, so please apply if you meet the majority of these competencies.

    • Previous experience in a leadership role managing and coaching a team of People Partners / HRBP
    • Prior experience managing a global team
    • Strong working knowledge of applying employment law in the UK, and solid knowledge from an international perspective
    • Experience gained within the Tech industry, ideally within a scale-up / growth / PE backed organisation
    • An ability to implement a full range of HR policies, processes and procedures in order to deliver effective organisational structures for people to flourish
    • An ability to influence stakeholders, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to engage people and gain buy-in
    • An understanding of the need to remain calm under pressure
    • Delivery-focussed with a willingness to be creative to find solutions to sometimes complex challenges
    • Resilient and comfortable working through ambiguity to problem solve and steer through change
    • A high level of integrity, a values-led approach to work and a natural ability to gain trust through credibility

What you will be part of - our values, culture and behaviours:

We are a highly ambitious, innovative, market-leading FinTech. We are a global, Private Equity backed business (HgCapital), but we have the dexterity and pace of a scale-up. We are uncompromising in our desire to achieve our best, day-in day-out, and we have three clear values which guide everything we do:

Be Brave - Everyone in the company has a voice to challenge ideas and the status quo.

Be Exceptional - We set high standards and aim to be exceptional at what we do.

Be Together - We are one team. There is no such thing as individual success without team success.

Our behaviours are how we practically live and breathe our values and are an essential part of life at Dext. Our behaviours guide us and inform how we communicate, collaborate and support each other. They are:

Be Diverse, be Courageous, be Considerate, be Transparent, be Focused, be Accountable, and above all, be Dexterous!

You will report to our Chief People Officer, Sharon Scortis - find out more about her here:

What we will give you - the perks:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Flexible working;
  • 25 days off plus bank holidays volunteering days, summer hours and a day off the week of your birthday;
  • Employer-paid private medical insurance and health cash plan (Medicash - reloadable shopping cards, cinema ticket discounts, online discounts and more!);
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning;
  • Payroll giving;
  • Income protection;
  • Mental health support through Help@Hand.
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