People Manager at Vashi
Our mission is to become the number one bespoke fine jewellery brand in the world. To get there, we’re disrupting the industry.
We invite our customers into the very heart of the jewellery making process to create personal pieces that reflect personal stories – because we believe that something you made means more than something you bought.
About the job
To find out more about Life at Vashi visit our careers page.
As our People Manager, you'll be working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, spanning all functions including Head Office, Retail, and Production. Reporting to our People Director, you’ll play a critical part in developing and delivering initiatives for our people. You’ll have strong people skills to support our warm and friendly culture and have strong experience in HR generalism and ER, coupled with a commercial approach to the people agenda.
No two days are the same here at Vashi, so you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on our People plans and drive our People function forward, whilst working within a diverse team and fast-paced environment.
As a growing business, we ask our teams to approach their role and work location flexibly and to be agile and adaptable, wherever possible. This role is a hybrid position with a mix of working from our HQ, known as the VIC, and working from home. Most teams typically work 2 or 3 days per week from the office but occasionally this can change depending on business needs.
Here's some of what you'll do in a typical week:
Support & guide stakeholders to the right course of action that follows our company values and culture and works in line with UK employment legislation; maintaining your knowledge to confidently advise Managers
Develop effective working relationships with all key stakeholders across all levels in the business
Identify trends and challenges to predict risks to the business and deliver solutions to mitigate these risks
Support the wider people team to improve employee experience and drive our practices forward to stand out as an employer of choice
Line manage our People Advisor, supporting their development and ability to deliver an excellent people service to our employees
Assist the People Director on new initiatives and central projects whilst supporting the overarching People team strategy and agenda
Exercise strong analytical skills using data to develop persuasive narratives and recommendations to the leadership team
Update, create and deliver internal policies to support the business objectives
Lead on and provide expert support and advice to our employees and management team across areas including employment practices, maternity, paternity & shared parental leave, disciplinary, grievance, performance management, health, investigations etc
Support the People Director with all talent management and succession planning
Work with the wider people team to deliver across all of People services, policies and programs to foster a high-performing, diverse and inclusive environment
What We're Looking For
Experience within a People Manager/Business Partner role, ideally within a fast-paced culture and customer-focused environment
CIPD qualified or equivalent experience
Proven understanding and application of UK Employment law and legislation
Effective communication and influencing skills at a senior level - able to frame communication in a way that others will respond to
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and employees
Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines and deliver excellent attention to detail. With the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.
Ability to oversee the workload of a junior team member and offer support when required
Solutions-focused, analytical and strong problem-solving skills
More About Us
At Vashi, we don’t just sell fine jewellery. By making it easy for everyone to create a bespoke piece, we’re on a mission to transform the entire industry. It’s an extraordinary opportunity – and we’re looking for exceptional people who find it as exciting as we do.
Vashi is a different kind of fine jewellery brand. With a workshop in every store, we invite our customers to get closer to the making process than ever before. In bringing this vision to life, people across the business are constantly exploring new ideas and looking for better ways to do things – and that’s where you come in. When you join, you’ll become part of a team where you can be yourself and create your best work.
It’s a culture that saw us recognised as one of London’s Top 50 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in 2021, but we don’t want to stop there. We have a friendly, ambitious group of people working on exciting projects. And our growth plans mean that we've rapidly increased our teams across the business, and are still investing as we scale up. With our fast pace and agile ways of working, we are on our way to becoming the number one bespoke fine jewellery brand in the world.