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People Team Manager, Private: Sanctus

Remote First
Full Time

People Team Manager

Contract: Full Time

Location: Remote First (attending team meetings as required in an office in London)

Working hours: 37.5 hours with core hours 10am-4pm but will need to be flexible around meetings and events which can occur between 8.30am and 6pm Mon – Friday

Start date: October 2021 (TBD depending on notice period)

Salary: £50k

Reporting to: People & Legal Director

Since 2016, Sanctus has been partnering with businesses to provide high quality, 1:1 personal coaching to their employees.Sanctus started as a community which rallied around a simple mission: normalise the conversation around mental health in the workplace and make proactive support more readily available at work.
Over the last five years we’ve built up a community we’re proud of and partnered with hundreds of progressive organisations. Together, we’ve played an important role in shifting outdated narratives around mental health in the workplace, and empowered tens of thousands of people to work on their mental health & wellbeing with a Sanctus Coach.
Our customers are our partners and we’re proud to work with start-ups like The Body Coach, Goodlord & Carwow , agencies like Dentsu, Omnicom & Vayner Media and Global Brands like Red Bull, JustEatTakeAway and the Boston Consulting Group.
We know the impact that Sanctus Coaching has on both individuals and organisations and over the next 5 years our ambition is for 10’000’s more people to have access to Sanctus at work, whilst we continue to champion healthier workplaces and support businesses to move beyond lip service when it comes to prioritising employee wellbeing.

This is where you come in.

About the role

We’re looking for a forward-thinking People Team Manager who will be a key player in creating our unique culture and team experience and building Sanctus as we enter the next stage of our growth.  The People Team Manager will report into the People Director and be responsible for all aspects of the day to day people operations within Sanctus.  We’re a rapidly growing organisation, but we want to grow in the right way which reflects our values and what we stand for – not growth at any cost to our people.

This is a generalist role in a team of two covering all business areas, so you’ll need to be familiar with all aspects of people management (culture, engagement, wellbeing, operations, compensation and benefits, recruitment etc) and willing to roll up your sleeves and help with everything from the tactical to the strategic.  You’ll build out the People team as we grow.  Able to demonstrate that you’re very comfortable with operating  in a fast moving start up to scale up environment, and  managing through change and uncertainty, particularly in the post-covid world.  We work virtually so relevant expertise in successfully implementing hybrid working is important.

Role Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the People Director to develop & implement our People Strategy ensuring that the experience of both candidates and employees is the best it can be
  • Attraction and recruitment: Develop our internal employee value proposition and manage all direct and agency recruitment, place and update adverts on job boards / social media for direct recruitment, manage external recruitment agencies, schedule interviews, liaise with and provide feedback to both candidates and hiring managers, produce offer letters & contracts, and manage our offshore remote employee network (currently outsourced to
  • Onboarding & offboarding management
  • Operations: manage all People policies and processes, succession planning, headcount management and benefits
  • Compensation and benefits: manage pay & bonus review cycle and benchmarking, manage outsourced payroll
  • Analytics: Maintain current data and ensure that all employee & contractor files are up to date and current on our HR information system and survey software, produce and analyse metrics and reports for the People Director & business functions.
  • Learning & Development: developing and implementing our new L&D strategy, systems and policies.  Comfortable with developing and delivering in person and remote training.
  • Engagement: familiar with survey software and able to manage & optimise it, developing and reporting on all People surveys and reporting, driving employee engagement goals
  • Able to develop, support, continuously improve and monitor our DEI programme
  • Culture: responsible for contributing to our social & culture programme
  • Community: responsible for developing relationships with third parties and internal support for our community and charity partners
  • Social Impact: supporting the People Director to achieve our goal to become a B Corp by 2022
  • Administering our Options programme (with support from the Legal Department)

Skills required for the role

  • HR generalist able to business partner effectively with all areas of the business
  • Belief in our mission and values and a desire to work in a purpose-led company and role, whilst recognising the need to achieve commercial goals
  • Highly organised and a proficient multi-tasker with an eye for detail
  • Comfortable navigating multiple tech platforms and systems (Zoom, Teams, Google Suite, HRIS, survey software)
  • Able to manage and organise in-person and virtual events
  • Self starter who is keen to own and lead their role with minimal supervision, good judgment and consistent follow-through
  • Passion to own and develop this role: Understands it’s a brand new role which will adapt as we grow, gets excited about the role potential and looking for something to put their stamp on
  • Strong interpersonal skills, conducive to team development
  • Ability to work effectively and advocate for mental health support in the workplace
  • Aware of the need for confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Open, approachable, and a genuine believer in people
  • An excellent communicator, both written and orally
  • Able to build professional relationships with your colleagues, and establish long-lasting team relationships
  • A genuine believer in diversity, fairness, and inclusion
  • Passionate about working in a fast growth company and working with a diverse set of people


Diversity & Inclusion:

Diverse teams bring a diversity of thinking, experience and perspective, something we truly value at Sanctus. Whether that be diversity of age, disability, sex, gender, sexuality, race or religion, we’re striving to create an environment where everyone is treated fairly and anybody can thrive.

While we know we still have work to do on this, we’re working to create and nurture an inclusive working environment. An important part of this is ensuring diversity of applicants to new roles, and you can read more about our approach here:

Life at Sanctus:

We’re currently a team of 20 at HQ, alongside 43 contracted Sanctus Coaches and we have an incredible community of partners, made up of some of the most forward-thinking businesses in the world.  We work virtually and are in the design process of what a Remote First business may look like.  Some of the other benefits we offer:

  • Unlimited holidays with a minimum of 25 days + 2 weeks compulsory at Christmas
  • 1-1 Sanctus Coaching to support your mental health
  • £500 pa Wellbeing allowance (taxed)
  • £500 pa Personal Growth and Development allowance (taxed)
  • Work macbook and phone
  • £100 pcm Homeworking allowance (taxed)
  • 1:1 Financial coaching
  • Timebank of 100 days pa paid volunteering time across the team
  • Culture Club and regular socials

How to Apply

Please complete the Google form below:


– Your CV

– A covering letter tailored to show us your relevant experience and suitability for the Partner Onboarding Coordinator at Sanctus


Submission deadline: 15th November 2021

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