People Director

We are looking for a People Director to champion and lead the People strategy and execution.

The role

What you will do

  • Work closely with our Head of Culture to develop a people strategy that delivers exceptional employee experience
  • Build and lead our HR function
  • Work closely with management to address day-to-day HR operational issues
  • Implement and manage compliance with all the employment laws and regulations
  • Establish and build relationships with existing external HR partners
  • Develop a transparent approach to career development - from strategy, to systems, to performance reporting
  • Work closely with our Talent Manager to ensure that we’re delivering a highly effective recruitment approach
  • Collaborate with our Head of Culture to deliver a proactive and always on approach to DEI, CSR and wellbeing.
  • Create and execute Journey Further people policies
  • Mentor and train members of the people team on all relevant HR material


  • You have a Level 7 CIPD qualification
  • You have done a similar role in an agency or a start-up, fast growth non-traditional business
  • You believe in businesses that empower their employees, and can deliver this whilst remaining true to the agency vision, mission and values
  • You have excellent communication skills and are an enthusiastic presenter
  • You are understanding and empathetic individual and have are able to navigate difficult conversations


  • Leeds


  • £70,000-£85,000


Journey Further takes pride in creating an environment where everyone can be themselves. This starts with recruitment.

We pledge to make our roles as open as possible and to provide equal opportunities to everyone that is kind enough to give us their time. All recruitment decisions we take will be based solely on the positive skills and behaviours that applicants display and absolutely nothing else.

We do not discriminate based on any personal characteristic, we are a people first agency and we care about and celebrate individuals.

If something is important to you, it's important to us. If you have a particular need during the application process or during your time at Journey Further, please let us know.


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