Job Vacancy

People Partner

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK | Full time

Description

At Oak we pride ourselves on hiring great people and providing an amazing workplace culture for everyone. We know how important it is that you feel trusted, encouraged and supported throughout your career: that’s why at Oak we place a huge emphasis on people, making sure that you as an employee are given everything that you need to thrive in your new role. From growth and development, to making sure that your voice, ideas and opinions are heard - we value our staff as individuals and recognise all contributions as a critical element to our wider success.

Right now is an incredibly exciting time to join Oak. We’re growing rapidly and expanding into a variety of exciting new areas. Recognised as one of the UK’s best intranet providers, we work with some of the best known household brands including Aldi, Five Guys, Boohoo and more. We know that with great progress comes a need to hire even more great people. So, If you want an exciting and rewarding career with one of the North East’s fastest growing software companies, we want to hear from you. Designed to meet the needs of any modern day business, our software has been specifically designed to improve employee engagement, wellbeing, productivity and much more.

Our intuitive software seamlessly blends modern intranet practicality with the unique capabilities of an employee engagement app, giving our customers the tools they need to bring their teams together and get the best from their people.

People, culture and engagement are hugely important to us here at Oak, so it’s critical that we find the right person for this role. You will be responsible for supporting our amazing employees on a day-to-day basis.

Oak is a great place to work (check our Glassdoor), we have a great team, where people are challenged to do their best work, and every single person makes a difference and we want to continue this.

Exceptional people deserve the best that we can provide in terms of working environment and support. We trust our people and provide them with the freedom to make choices that work for them. You will be responsible for helping us build and support this exceptional group of people in addition to being integral to scaling and supporting Oak as we grow.

You will partner with all areas of the company to help our team build and support their departments. This will involve driving recruitment of the best talent, supporting wellbeing and helping to manage employee development programs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking passionate about people and Comms and is looking for a rewarding career.

Recruitment

  • Draft job descriptions
  • Using our applicant tracking system screen CV’s & email candidates
  • Arrange interviews with candidates and relevant hiring managers
  • Create offer letters and employment contracts for new starters
  • Build a strong employer brand and ensure all candidates have a positive experience.
  • Book onboarding meetings for new employees with team managers and directors

People

  • Own the HR System (Bamboo HR) including uploads, audits and new hire onboarding
  • Onboard new employees and ensure they have access to necessary resources and tech.
  • Assist IT with equipment needs
  • Manage employer branding initiatives including Glassdoor, such as gathering employee testimonials and building online content for Oak’s careers page
  • Make sure we’re compliant with all relevant employment laws
  • Assist payroll department by providing relevant employee information
  • Update all policies in our internal Oak site Nutshell
  • Assist with Performance appraisal training/planning

Wellbeing

  • Responsible for wellbeing programme ideas and implementation
  • Send out and analyse results of our anonymous employee feedback survey, present recommendations
  • Schedule training and team bonding activities for employees

Requirements

  • 2+ years in a HR role (preferably in the Tech industry)
  • Experience with HR software, like HRIS or HRMS
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications, in particular)
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise important projects
  • Strong phone, email and in-person communication skills
  • BS in Human Resources or relevant field

Benefits

  • Macbook and iPhone
  • Unlimited holidays
  • Fitness/Wellness subsidy
  • Vitality Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Pension
  • Training
  • Social events

How We're Operating Through COVID

As a Company, we are currently all working remotely full time. We will arrange to onboard you remotely and any equipment will either be shipped to you or we will arrange a COVID safe visit for you to collect equipment from our office.

At Oak Engage, we ask that all candidates must be within commuting distance of Newcastle city centre. We feel that our people are a massive part of what makes our culture so dynamic, vibrant and exciting. We’ve always been big believers in pushing positivity, growth and inclusivity at Oak. Because of this, we want all of our employees to experience firsthand what it’s like to be part of one of the North East’s best workplaces. Whilst we are rapidly expanding and recruiting for a lot of new opportunities over the coming months, we’re determined to retain our fantastic culture and keep people at the heart of what we do.