HR Manager (Part-time 25 hours/week)

Contract type: Part-time, Permanent
Location: Queen Square, Bristol (temporarily remote)
Salary: up to £25,000 (based on 25 hours/week)
Ideal start date: ASAP
Candide is a growing marketplace platform enabling people to progress their passion for plants and nature through the application of technology. We have offices in Bristol (UK) and Cape Town (South Africa) with over 55 staff members.
We openly put our people first and we are proud to be building a team that genuinely loves working and learning together. We know how important culture is, so have a read to see if you think we might be a good fit.
We are looking for an engaging and energetic People Manager to help our highly engaged team to develop and thrive. As Candide grows larger, our structure is becoming more organised with new managers and new challenges for everyone; it is as important as ever that we nurture and develop our talent for the constant opportunities that being in a fast-growing and adaptable business provides. We are in the process of putting our organisational development systems in place, this role will consult on this process and then help our teams to apply regular and consistent feedback and individual development cycle as well as work with any specific development needs and the general health of our organisation.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage end to end recruitment and onboarding
  • Monitor, review and update all HR policies, employment contracts and staff handbook
  • Advise and support management on disciplinaries, grievances, policies, procedures and employment law
  • Coach and mentor all levels of management on people processes
  • Coordinate performance appraisal process
  • Coordinate talent mapping and succession planning
  • Consult on employee engagement
  • Undertake various HR projects
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Generate Management reports for senior management – headcount, absence, turnover
Either fully or partly CIPD qualified, you will have previously advised and supported managers on key HR processes of recruitment, salary benchmarking, disciplinary, grievance and terminations in a product or technology business.

Team culture

We work in small, cross-functional teams to turn business goals into product features. Great communication means there is an inherent no-blame culture, and our collaborative and inclusive structure encourages everyone to share ideas on how we can improve our processes, growth and product. All our teams have a short daily stand-up, this ensures we remain aligned and those who build products stay very close to our customers that enjoy them. To encourage innovation, we hold monthly hack days where everyone can build something new that falls outside our current roadmap - an idea, a campaign or even a small product - with whomever they like.

Our values

For plant lovers
We democratise information about plants by building social connections between people, gathering their knowledge and making it as accessible as possible. We ultimately aim to be the most useful tool in a gardener’s pocket and to accentuate the social, environmental, and physical benefits already associated with gardening.
For the future
We explore new, emerging technologies and constantly adapt to rapidly seize opportunities others have missed. In this way we will bring the gardening industry into the 21st century and secure its relevance in the long-term.
For good
We build on the inherent positivity of our subject matter and protect our “warm and safe community”, which sets us apart. We use our platform to encourage conscious, informed decision-making and work with individuals and companies to progress our values.

What you’ll get from us

  • 25 days holiday pro-rata (plus bank holidays), because the rest of your life is important too
  • An extra paid day off to spend among plants
  • Regular team socials
  • An amazing plant-filled office in Queen Square
  • Your choice of equipment
  • Pre-paid training budget for whatever you need to do your job more effectively
  • Grant of SARs (Stock Appreciation Rights) after two years of employment
  • Flexible working hours (core hours 10 am - 4 pm)
  • Enhanced shared parental leave

Application process

Please send a 1 or 2 page CV covering your employment history, relevant experience and education, and a covering letter explaining why you have applied for this role to
A successful application typically involves:
  • A short initial interview
  • A small take-home assignment
  • A longer video interview with a few members of the team, and some from other teams
  • An interview with our CEO
Please do not hesitate in contacting if you want to find more before you apply.
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