People Partner (HR BP)

Description

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in New York and LA. We have more than 16 million registered users in 147 countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.

Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.

We operate on three pillars:

  1. Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
  2. Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
  3. Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.

Read a little more about us Here

Background

Our People team are pivotal to the Depop mission, and are focused on creating a supportive environment, where our people are enabled to have an impact on our mission and grow personally and professionally on their journey with us. Our People Partner will be embedded in our Marketing, Operations and Commercial departments, providing a wide-range of HR support to our line managers on the ground, and in partnership with the rest of the People function, designing and developing HR processes and experiences that enable and engage our people, and help drive Depop further on its mission to enable the next generation to transform fashion.

You are likely someone with a solid grounding in traditional HR, but you want the opportunity to elevate that agenda and focus on creating impact in a mission-driven company that truly cares about the employee experience, and is on an impressive scaling journey.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with particular teams, maintaining a deep understanding of their remits and OKRs, supporting on decision making and delivering sensible advice and support to enable our teams.
  • Advise and support line managers on how to better lead, develop and help our people deliver their best work, whilst ensuring a great employee experience.
  • Own the employee life cycle and key People practices and processes within your departments such as probation, workforce planning, compensation, progression mapping, engagement survey action planning and exit interviews.
  • Manage and own ER cases within your departments, providing structure and guidance throughout every tricky situation, balancing the needs of the individual and the business.
  • Lead on different people projects every quarter that help scale our People offering and contribute to our overall People Strategy.
  • Reporting to our Senior People Partner, you will work closely together to empower our managers to lead autonomously, and continuously improve our offering across the entire People function.

Requirements

  • Strong HR background, with extensive technical ER knowledge (CIPD, or equivalent knowledge of employment law and HR best practice).
  • Excellent relationship builder and communicator, with the ability to move between listening to, guiding and coaching others at all levels.
  • Ability to make quick, sound decisions based on your knowledge and judgment.
  • Solutions focused and a starter finisher, you always spot opportunities to simplify and improve processes to drive better results.
  • Experience of reviewing and assessing policies and processes and implementing tangible changes to deliver improvements in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent eye for detail, highly organised with an ability to prioritise in a very busy environment.

Benefits

Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:

Learn and Grow: We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
Wellbeing: We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership.
Mental Health: Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more.
Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.
Family life: We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly!
Financial: We match up to 6% on your pension and offer discounts through BenefitHub.
Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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