People Partner

Website thirdfort




Hybrid – London / Manchester

Job Title

People Partner

About the Job

We’re on a mission to protect society from fraud and money laundering. We’ve already protected over 1.5 million people through life’s big transactions, with a core aim to protect 3 million people by the end of 2024.

Fraud and regulation are rising, costing the UK economy over £100bn every year; this makes it more difficult for businesses to protect themselves and their clients – individuals like you and me – from fraud and money laundering.

Our co-founders Olly and Jack were led to this area when a friend was defrauded of £25K when buying their first property. At the time, anti-fraud technology didn’t exist, which meant that completing the anti-fraud checks required in these processes was largely manual. These big life moments should be exciting, but instead are often confusing and scary due to the painful process of completing these paper-based checks and the risk of fraud.

Thirdfort helps businesses to facilitate these anti fraud checks so that individuals know they can transact safely and seamlessly with professionals during these big transactions. Our anti-fraud platform provides a secure way for professionals in regulated sectors like Lawyers, Estate Agents and Accountants to transfer funds and verify sensitive information through app based document checks, facial recognition and open banking.

Over 1,300 businesses now trust Thirdfort to verify their clients. We are FCA regulated and have raised over $25m in capital from leading Fintech investors Breega and Element Ventures, as well as the founders of Zoopla, Funding Circle, Comply Advantage, Tessian, Fenergo and Fidel.

People at Thirdfort

We invested in our People and Talent function early on, making our first hire before reaching Series A and 30 employees. Our team are core to our success, so investing in our ability to hire great talent and a culture that Thirdforters to do their best work was one of the easiest decisions our founders made! We’re now looking for a People Partner to join us and help our business through its next stage of growth.

Your mission

As People Partner, your mission will be to empower the top performance of our Technology functions (Engineering, Product & Design, Infosecurity) through providing strategic and operational People advisory and support. Alongside this you’ll help to shape, and drive forwards, our wider People agenda that supports our business’ mission and strategy, placing our employees at the heart. Your role supports Thirdfort’s mission by helping our teams to build the products and technology that enable us to protect society from fraud and money laundering.

Success in this mission will be wide ranging, include developing management and leadership effectiveness, identifying and driving initiatives that drive performance and the overall organisational health of the Technology teams, and resolving complex people challenges. As well as this, you’ll deliver companywide initiatives grounded in data and insights that go on to drive demonstrable impact.

In this role, you will have influence over many of the levers that significantly impact and shape our culture and our ability to succeed in our mission. We’re looking for someone with deep People knowledge and expertise, as well as commercial acumen. You’ll be passionate about deeply understanding Thirdfort’s mission and strategy and enjoy really diving into how our technology functions work so you can add value beyond core People responsibilities. Throughout this diverse workload, you’ll always be challenging yourself and others on how we can drive the behaviours across Thirdfort that will help us to achieve our mission.

For this role, we would love this person to be able to join us in our offices a couple of times a week as being together as a team is valuable for us but ultimately, we trust our team to decide what works best for them.

You will achieve your mission as People Partner by:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with business leaders, managers, and team members, particularly within Technology, to become a trusted advisor through deeply understanding their needs.
  • Gaining a deep understanding of technology functions to devise a People agenda that aligns with Thirdfort’s and the Technology teams’ strategic goals.
  • Developing managerial and leadership skills through partnership, coaching, and training on strategic and operational matters. This includes advising on organisational design, remote working, complex people issues, and communication strategies.
  • Designing, leading. and implementing a range of business wide initiatives that drive forwards the company’s overall performance, culture and ways of working. You’ll leverage data and insights to drive decision-making and measure the impact.
  • Owning, with delivery support of our People Coordinator, key cyclical activities (Onboarding, Performance & Compensation cycles, Offboarding) for Technology aimed at driving team performance and engagement throughout the employment lifecycle.
  • Tracking, analysing and reporting against key indicators of organisational health including performance and engagement alongside departmental KPI’s and metrics to diagnose challenges and opportunities and helping to design appropriate solutions.
  • Supporting employees and serving as the face of People to Technology teams and managers – this is a mixture of proactive and reactive support. For example, through regular check-ins, feedback sessions, and responding to people requests.
  • Thinking creatively about solutions to organisational challenges through a people and commercial lens.

This mission may be right for you, if you:

  • Are passionate and curious about all things People. You care deeply about the people experience, enjoy learning about new methods and approaches and take a test and learn approach to driving new initiatives.
  • Have strong commercial acumen. Leaders will enjoy working with you because alongside your people expertise, you’ll deeply understand their functions and the wider business context to be a business partner and advisor to them. You’ll know best practice, whilst bringing pragmatism and the business’ context to our approach and decision making.
  • Have experience operating as a People Partner. You know what it takes to build trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and have demonstrable experience of driving impact within an organisation. You’ll have ideally done this with Technology teams in a growth scale up.
  • Have a strong understanding of UK employment law, the employee lifecycle and wider people operations processes.
    Are able to challenge and influence stakeholders. You understand the importance of clear communication, as well as leveraging data and insights to support decision-making and demonstrate impact.
  • Are experienced in handling sensitive and complex matters. You are comfortable having difficult conversations, working professionally and discreetly with sensitive information.
  • Are analytical and able to hone in on what really matters. You’ll be comfortable working across data sets and different tools. You’ll be able to zoom in to identify challenges and opportunities, whilst zooming out to paint a clear picture for your stakeholders.

“Studies show that women and other less represented groups are less likely to apply for roles unless they meet every requirement. We believe in building a diverse team, valuing different skills and experiences and so if you don’t think you have all the requirements listed here but feel this could be a role and environment you’d thrive in, we would still love for you to apply. “

Life at Thirdfort

Driven by our values, our culture promotes a collaborative and open environment where Thirdforters can take ownership, have impact, and feel empowered when it comes to their growth and development. We understand the importance of our teams wellbeing and recognise a one-size fits all approach rarely works, that’s why we aim to provide the flexibility individuals need to work in the way that suits them, and their families, best.

Our Benefits

We’ve created our benefits package to reflect Thirdfort’s mission and values. We place a strong focus on Security first given what we do, extending this to our team’s physical, mental and financial security to support them through their big life moments. Our benefits exist to empower our team, ensuring they feel supported and able to work in the way that enables them to do their best work.

When you join Thirdfort, you’ll get immediate access to our flexible employee benefits package that aims to support you across these areas:

  • Compensation – £50-70K p.a. base salary
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Customisable wellness budget and £250 WFH Budget
  • Up to 30 days Working from Abroad
  • Uncapped holiday
  • Enhanced sick leave
  • Private healthcare with our provider, AXA
  • Regular company and team socials
  • Uncapped budget for personal development
  • Share options for all employees
  • Regular company and team socials
  • Enhanced employer matching pension scheme with salary sacrifice options
  • Access to our Cycle to Work scheme and our Electric Car Scheme

We’re committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture where everyone has a chance to make a difference. We’re purposefully building a team of problem-solvers that reflect our values – which is why we hire from all backgrounds. If you’re a curious, kind individual who takes ownership, you’ll be a great Thirdforter.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, please let your dedicated Talent Manager know and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

If you find this form difficult to navigate, please contact and we’ll do our best to find a way to work with youSPACE



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