Chief People Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
06 Dec 2018
06 Jan 2019
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief People Officer Job Advert

One of the 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in 2016, 2017, & 2018, we are disrupting our industry and leading the way in sustainability by making it easy for businesses to recycle. We are passionate about providing amazing and innovative services for our customers, with over 5000 joining every year. 

Our vision is to grow First Mile into the one of the biggest environmental brands in London and the UK. If you are inspired by a role that gives you the strategic ownership of making such a vision a reality then you will love working for our ethical, exciting, and entrepreneurial business.

Reporting to the CEO as part of the Senior Management Team, you will have overall responsibility for First Mile’s people strategy; making sure we hire fantastic people, develop, and support them. You will help us make First Mile an incredible place to work and play a fundamental role in driving our culture. 

This is a critical role for a business that will double in size over the next three years. You will have a real chance to make a difference and lead our people strategy over an exciting period of growth.

The Role

You will have overall responsibility for people at First Mile, with a team of six reports for Talent, HR, and Learning and Development.  With a key focus on;

  • Talent and Performance 

Agree and implement a Talent Strategy and processes, that deliver effective, modern, and consistent Hiring, Performance Management, and Learning and Development, to be adopted across the business.

  • Culture

Alongside the SMT, take ownership for the Culture Strategy ensuring we consistently activate our incredible culture and ensure we live this through our behaviours and values.

  • HR Support

Ensure we have a solid foundation of HR support available to the entire business. Using a mixture of data analysis and front-line support to ensure staff feel supported, and that First Mile takes a pro-active approach to Diversity and Inclusivity and equal opportunities.


From you, we are looking for proven experience at a senior level, in making a powerful impact in the above areas as well as an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. You need to be highly personable, have excellent commercial understanding, and a passion for building amazing teams and culture.  

You should be ready to make a massive impact and like to be part of a winning team.

In return we offer a competitive salary and annual bonus. There will be 25 days holiday, rising to 30 with service, and lots of employee benefits to boot.

If this sounds like you, send us your CV with a covering letter indicating how you feel you can add value in this role.