People Manager

  • Permanent
  • London

Website Kody





Job Title

People Manager

About the Job

Kody, a fast-growing Fintech specialising in bringing online payments and better financial services to brick and mortar businesses, is seeking a People Manager to join their dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing startup where you’ll take the initiative to shape our People function. This role is to start in Q3 2024.

We’re hiring for a people manager to support employee engagement, events, hiring and HR admin. You’ll report directly to the C-Suite. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that People ops run smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organisation as a whole. You’ll need to work flexibly and resourcefully to get things done, implementing new tools, systems or processes as appropriate.

This is a generalist role offering the opportunity to work across all aspects of HR, including hiring, onboarding, evaluation, comms, employee engagement, payroll, culture and building out our employee value proposition. You will be confident in the use of various HR Information Systems and you’ll act as the main point of contact for employees’ queries on HR-related topics.

The ideal candidate will be capable of navigating HR law (no experience required, just a willingness to use Google!). You’ll solve problems autonomously and look for efficiencies (e.g. gross pension vs net pension schemes).

Whist we’re growing quickly, we may not yet have a full-time workload for you. During any gaps we’ll invite you to get involved in other areas of Kody and learn more about how the business operates.


  • Take ownership of the employee lifecycle, ensuring each stage is effectively managed
  • Develop and implement people policies and procedures
  • Protect the interests of Kody
  • Support the executive in designing and communicating a compelling employee value proposition to attract and retain the best talent
  • Assist in the development and articulation of company values and culture
  • Enhance employee engagement by identifying and resolving issues promptly, providing effective communications and organising team building activities tailored to a remote-based organisation
  • Implement and support a continuous performance management system
  • Assist in talent acquisition and recruitment processes
  • Gather and analyse people data to provide valuable insights and recommendations
  • Provide support to employees and managers on people matters and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Administer compensation and benefit plans and maintain accurate employee records
  • Ensure compliance and keep up to date with new legislation and policy change


  • This role is to start in Q3 2024
  • Proven experience as a People Manager / HR generalist, ideally within a startup environment
  • Broad understanding of general HR policies and procedures
  • Organised and self-starting with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adept at prioritising, problem-solving, managing expectations and escalating issues appropriately
  • Capable of handling challenging and sensitive situations with resilience and tact
  • Efficient and focused on results, you will streamline processes and minimise manual repetition
  • Specific experience of and a desire to work in a fully remote organisation
  • Good working knowledge of employment law
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, HRIS and internal communication tools
  • Ideally: CIPD Level 5 qualified or HR-related undergraduate degree desirable


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • We’re a fast growing, exciting company within a rapidly developing industry. You’ll be surrounded by super ambitious individuals who think really big.
  • Remote-first
  • Career growth and development opportunities in a rapidly expanding company.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.
  • Annual £1,000 learning and development allowance on training related to your role
  • £200 to spend on your home office set-up (excluding your laptop, monitor, etc which are already part of the job. This allowance is for making your workplace comfy)
  • Every year you’ll get 25 days of holiday leave plus an extra day of leave for life events like your birthday or getting married
    Enhanced parental leave once you reach a year of service



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