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Resourcing & Talent Operations Manager

Posted: 24 Mar 2021 Closes: 13 Jun 2021
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Part-time JR006288

About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees, who hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


The Role / Position Overview


Through the capabilities we have built, our people and our culture, we have successfully transformed our business model in the face of disruption. Customer engagement, Subscription and Data sits at the core of our organisation and has enabled us to build a strong relationship with our readers. 

FT Strategies is the FT’s boutique consultancy - leveraging the FT’s expertise to help clients grow their digital revenue and optimise customer engagement. We are looking for an experienced and ambitious individual to join this high growth start-up within the Financial Times.

You will be joining a fast-paced and dynamic work environment as we scale our consulting business. You will be central to that growth, shaping how it succeeds.

You’ll be an early team member of a funded startup, with a proven proposition within an established institution - an extremely rare opportunity.

You will drive our mission, helping global clients develop digital strategies that transform both their businesses and the customer experience.

FT Strategies is a talent driven business - our people are our product. We are looking for an experienced Talent and People Operations Manager to support our growing team on a part-time basis. This person will  help us deliver exceptional client engagements and develop a happy, healthy and high performing team. 

Key Responsibilities

This role will be responsible for supporting Management on talent management and staffing activities to deliver client projects, talent development, recruiting and business growth. Activities will include: 

  • Management of staffing projects, with FTS consultants as well as internal FT and external subject matter experts.

  • Collaborate with the HR, Learning & Talent Team to on team training and development

  • Coaching team members

  • Managing performance review process

  • Collaborating with the FT’s internal HR & Recruitment functions to recruit, develop and support FTS talent and supporting the process from a system and compliance perspective

  • Managing new starter on-boarding processes

Required Skills / Experience 

  • High level of emotional intelligence 

  • Experience in coaching / talent development  

  • Demonstrable experience in a People role, preferably in professional services and/or a fast growing team in a start-up / scale-up environment. 

  • Strong organisational, planning, analysis, and problem  up-solving skills;

  • Confident self-starter with strong work ethic, able to work independently with limited supervision - happy to take total ownership. 


We are looking for someone to join part-time and immediately for this role. You will be based remotely at present and then at the Financial Times office in London. We are open to this role being fully remote / based in our London office. 

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found <u>here</u>.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 


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