Senior People Partner

Website Sylvera




Hybrid – London

Job Title

Senior People Partner

About the Job

What is Sylvera anyway? ‍ ‍

Sylvera provides carbon data for genuine climate impact. Our mission is to incentivize investment in real climate action.

Purchasing credits through the carbon markets is one of the most established and scalable ways to channel finance from the private sector to effective climate solutions and work toward societal net zero. Unfortunately, the voluntary carbon markets have been plagued with mistrust and a lack of effectiveness since they’ve emerged – until Sylvera.

To help organizations ensure they’re making the most effective investments, Sylvera builds software that independently and accurately automates the evaluation of carbon projects that capture, remove, or avoid emissions. With Sylvera’s data and tools, businesses and governments can confidently invest in, benchmark, deliver, and report real climate impact.

Our team is made up of leading minds in climate change from scientists to policy, finance and carbon market experts. We work in partnership with scientific organisations, universities, governments and think tanks to develop and test rigorous and holistic ratings methodologies, leveraging the latest technology. Founded in 2020, Sylvera has 150+ employees across the world with offices in London, New York, Belgrade and Singapore. We’ve raised over $96million from leading VCs like Balderton Capital, Index Ventures and Insight Partners to date.

What will I be doing? ‍‍ ‍ ‍

As a People Partner at Sylvera, you will play a critical role in achieving Sylvera’s goals by engaging and empowering our greatest asset—our people. You will work closely with leaders and team members across the organisation to develop and implement strategies that will help us attract, develop, and retain high-performance, mission-driven talent while cultivating an inclusive and supportive community.
Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy: Work closely with our existing People Partner, and VP People, to refine, develop and implement HR strategies aligned with the company’s mission, vision, and values including driving organisational development working closely with the executive leadership.
  • Business Partnering: Partner with leaders and managers to develop and deliver clear people plans for their functions, providing HR support and guidance when needed, anticipating and flagging any risks. Support and coach line managers with performance improvement and development programmes to help them build world class teams. As a senior People Partner at Sylvera you will own the relationship with one or more of our Executive team members to own the People relationship for a group.
  • People Programmes: Build and manage the programmes and policies that unlock our people strategy, including areas such as: designing and delivering company wide performance reviews and performance management, L&D, employee engagement and comms, HR analytics – leveraging data to drive change.
  • Management Community Lead: Core ownership for managing the community of people managers here at Sylvera across the wider organisation, fostering a continuous learning culture for manager skills and a network of mentoring and cross-collaborative support.
  • DEI: Foster diversity, equity and inclusion and support the DEI Committee – helping to build community, cohesion and a sense of belonging around our shared values, and ensuring an inclusive workforce where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • Employee Engagement: Facilitate the delivery of an empowering and engaging employee communications process, ensuring that our values are consistently articulated and embodied by all employees. Alongside, monitoring employee engagement survey results and developing solution-focused action plans with managers in your area.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has significant experience with workforce planning complex technical or commercial global organisations in fast-paced and lean growth start-ups.
  • Has previously built relationships with C-Suite executives and partnered with them to design and execute a people strategy.
  • Has experience delivering company-wide people programme initiatives such as performance cycles, new processes and policies and driving change management strategies.
  • Is a confident communicator, has a high EQ, is deeply empathetic yet professional, and has exceptional levels of integrity and trust.
  • Is extremely organised and is used to working at a fast pace and balancing many different, time-sensitive priorities.
  • Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of the earth.
  • Loves the growth stage of working in a start-up and knows the growing pains that come with it.
  • Understands the importance of metrics and data in driving the People agenda forward.
  • We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t exactly match this job description


  • Equity in a rapidly growing startup
  • Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance
  • Unlimited annual leave – and encouragement to actually use it!
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Up to 20 days paid sick leave
  • £500 WFH allowance
  • No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job
  • Access to Mental Health support via Spill
  • Monthly team socials


UK (with access to an office in London if you wanted to come in)

Our Values

  • Own it: We make new mistakes. We build on the momentum of our wins and reflect on and learn from our failures.
  • Stay curious: We keep our focus on the long-term, even if that means short-term challenges.
  • Do what’s right – even when it’s hard: We take a growth mindset to our work, our customers, our market and the opportunities ahead of us.
  • Collaborate and challenge with empathy: Our teams deliver through active collaboration. We invest in each others’ success and make the company stronger in the long-run.
  • Empower Customers: Make extraordinary efforts to exceed our customer expectations. If we’re serving our customers to the fullest, we can help direct more investment into real climate impact.

What if you’re a partial fit?

We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t exactly match this job description.

Equal employment opportunity

Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.SPACE



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