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Head of Social Impact and People Projects

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We’re Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 750,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades. 

We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.  

But what’s it like to work here? Here are three reasons why Simply Business could be your next employer

We Embrace Individuality We value what’s important to each and every SBer. Whether that be providing access to cutting edge wellbeing support, or being part of one of our many diversity networks and communities.  We also take personal development seriously - we’re all about enabling big dreams.

We Trust Who We Hire We empower SBers with choice and flexibility to make the right decisions based on the needs of their roles and we’ve been working this way long before Covid19. 
There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to how often we get together in person, so all of our people and teams find the rhythm that suits them best when it comes to working from home or hub.
We’re innovative We've created a place for people to be curious, experience new things, and bring unique ideas to the table. If you want to learn how we do all this - head over to our Careers page where you’ll see us walk the talk 

If Simply Business sounds like the kind of place you’ll thrive, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for a Head of Social Impact and People projects to join the People team in London or Northampton.

At a glance, here’s what you’ll be doing:

Leading our Global social impact strategy
Developing and owning our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion agenda for the UK and Shared Service (Global Team) execution 
People strategic projects: programme management eg. employer brand
Member of UK/ShS People Leadership Team

And here’s who we need:
Social impact expertise (ideally creating an impact business model)
Bring in external lens in everything we do
Inspiring storyteller and PR-enthusiast
People data detective
Programme management

The People Team at SB is not one where you’ll apply any traditional HR handbook. We’re interested in solving business problems and how talent and culture can help.

We exist to create Aha moments with and for the business and we keep ourselves to high standards when it comes to creating an outstanding employee experience.

As the Head of Social Impact and People Projects you will

  • Social impact (approx 50%)
  • Create, own and deliver the Global Social Impact strategy including effective governance of impact reporting
  • Collaborate with the leadership team in the UK and US to determine and measure strategically-aligned goals; influence senior leaders to be advocates and sponsor the social impact strategy

  • Diversity Equality and Inclusion (approx 10%)
  • Localise and execute our DEIB strategy, making sure it tackles the right priorities for our UK and Shared Services population
  • Partner with the DEIB senior manager in the US to ensure the global strategy tackles global problems to solve

  • Strategic people projects (approx 40%)
  • Oversee the programme management for strategic projects, managing our “team of teams” approach to give every people team member a chance to expand the variety of their responsibilities
  • Identify strategic initiatives for the UK and Shared Services together with the rest of the People Leadership team

More about who we are looking for

  • T-shaped leader: in other words, while your depth of expertise and passion is about social impact, you are a great leader eager to make your mark through the entire employee lifecycle.
  • Breadth of experience and curiosity that stretches beyond social impact. We aim to create a people team where everyone has a chance to widen their experience by leading cross-functional projects.
  • This role will be the architect of this “consulting-type” approach, helping form teams around a problem to solve and bringing best practices in leading those temporary teams to success.
Our culture is inclusive and diverse

Our mission is to make Simply Business synonymous with fairness, belonging and inclusivity. We won’t be happy until we’ve created a truly inclusive culture – where every employee, whatever their background, role, or location, feels comfortable being their authentic self at work.

We all have a part to play – to learn more, to do more and to go further – in building this new reality that’ll be befitting of the diversity of the customers we serve. At Simply Business, we’re all in.

What are the benefits?

At Simply Business, our benefits let you balance life and work properly:

flexible parental leave – you can choose to take shared parental leave, plus we offer full pay for the first six months of your maternity leave and four-week fully paid paternity leave, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria
remote working – more of us are currently working remotely than usual, but longer-term you can balance working remotely with working in the office, giving you the opportunity to connect with colleagues
mental health and wellbeing resources – we take your wellbeing seriously, giving you access to counselling (through our Employee Assistance Programme) as well as technology to support your mental health (through the Unmind app)
paid sabbatical – two weeks off when you’ve been here for five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here for 10 years
a dedicated learning platform – including a management and leadership programme – the platform lets you balance both work and life goals

And we compensate you fairly:

• a competitive salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• the potential to earn an annual bonus based on business performance (those on commission-led roles will be rewarded monthly)
• we match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
• a health cash plan reimburses your everyday medical expenses (with the opportunity to increase the level of your plan in your flexible benefits)
• a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
life assurance of four times of your basic salary
Smart Health services including unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP
• a flexible benefits scheme with an allocated allowance each year to choose from benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership

These values are important to us and our people
- Learning
- Empowerment
- Authenticity
- Pioneering
- Simplicity

These all mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re thinking about working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

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