People Puzzles are always looking for commercially minded, energetic HR Directors looking for a challenging and varied portfolio career.

Who joins us?

All our HR Directors and Heads of HR have worked at large corporates and at ambitious SMEs. They have operated at senior management or board level for more than five years, and understand how HR strategy can drive people effectiveness through an organisation. General management and sales experience is a definite plus, as we pride ourselves on being commercially focused and results driven.

They are also equipped and keen, with support, to grow their own portfolio careers. Read here to find out what life is like as one of our HR Directors.

To join us, you need to:

  1. Be a great fit with our team
    We really value being straightforward, smart, and having a sense of humour. You need HR expertise, great commercial skills, the ability to amend your approach from business to business, and be able to work well with and promote change within the businesses you will work with.
  2. Demonstrate you understand and work well with owner-managed businesses
    That means being comfortable working strategically, at Senior Management or Board level, (some operational and administrative tasks may be required) and being sensitive to the business journey many have been on.
  3. Want to keep on learning
    There is something new every day, and as part of ongoing development we welcome and ask for feedback from clients to keep us all improving.
  4. Commit to People Puzzles
    We want you to develop a client portfolio with People Puzzles. You need to be available for a minimum of 3 days per week, ideally 5, once your client base is established.
  5. Have the ability to fund the start-up phase of your client portfolio
    It takes 3-6 months before the earnings you want start to follow. You need to commit to get active with us from day one and have financial stability to cover your expenditure during this period.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Proven senior HR experience, 5 years + at either Director or Head of level.
  • Experience of working in both corporates and owner-managed or family run businesses.
  • Commercially focused.
  • Able to deal with a wide range of Employment Relations issues, including disciplinary and grievance, redundancy, recruitment, appraisal schemes, drafting contracts and handbooks.
  • We also expect you will have a great sense of humour, be energetic, a team player.
  • Degree educated and CIPD qualification or equivalent.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset (spot and develop new client opportunities; attend networking events etc).

The PP Recruitment Process

All applicants will need to follow our process:

  1. Apply with CV and cover letter.
  2. Complete an online DISC profile through Thomas International. We use this profiling to decide who to invite to face to face interview.
  3. Personal interview in one or two stages with Regional Director and founder, or MD.

If you wish to apply, please click here.

To find out more about being a People Puzzles HR Director, click here.

No agencies please.

Please note, every application we receive deserves our full attention and review. It seems that we are quite popular and lots of talented individuals would like to work with us (aren’t we lucky!). This is fantastic for us but it does mean that we cannot respond to the huge volume of applicants in lightening speed. So we humbly ask your patience and to please bear with us. Our recruitment process is incredibly robust because we absolutely need to get it right. Every person we hire is essentially a People Puzzles ambassador. Our aim is to respond within two weeks of your application but during particularly busy periods this is sometimes just not possible. Thank you for thinking of us and we hope to respond to you soon.

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