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HR, Governance and Legal Manager

Populo Living
London | Hybrid
£65-70k pa
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Campbell Tickell are pleased to be recruiting to the role of HR, Governance and Legal Manager at Populo Living.


Populo Living is Newham’s dedicated property company, focused on creating affordable, sustainable communities. We believe in the power of home to shape lives and futures we strive to provide residents with safe, comfortable living environments while fostering a sense of community and belonging. We build great homes for the people of Newham, while both keeping land under council ownership and adding genuine social value. 

100% owned by Newham Council, we are an innovative property and housing company that is building homes to help solve the housing crisis. Our new developments include 50% affordable housing, a ratio we are able to achieve through strong in-house development expertise and an unrelenting focus on commerciality. We have built 800 homes to date, and have 700 with planning permission to be delivered in next 2 years. Our current portfolio includes a mix of c.250 affordable homes, both rented and leasehold, managed by our RP subsidiary Populo Homes, as well as direct to market rental properties.


We are excited to be seeking a new HR, Governance and Legal Manager to take on a broad role at the heart of our business. This is a varied position that covers a wide brief across some of our core business support functions and would suit a hands-on, proactive and positive Manager. Leading a small team, the role will involve supporting the Executive to maintain a company of motivated, high-performing staff, whilst also ensuring we have a productive and effective relationship with our Shareholder. 


You will bring honed people and leadership skills gained in one of the following specialisms: HR, employment law, or company governance positions, and will be ready to embed and enhance our current systems and be ready to support our growing business to grow.


If you're ready to take on a senior role with a purpose-driven property company, we'd love to hear from you. Join us at Populo Homes and be part of something truly impactful.

Role closes: 10am, Monday 22nd April 2024

This sounds like the kind of challenge you’d like to learn more about, then please contact Melissa Coope at Campbell Tickell to arrange a conversation in more detail at or on 075 0899 7839.


Populo is Newham Council's wholly owned housing company. We are making Newham home for everyone. We are designing and building better homes and places.

Our environmentally friendly developments will become communities and strengthen existing ones. All Populo residents will enjoy excellent standards of design and attention to detail.

Together with Newham Council, we are focused on the need to deliver for Newham’s diverse residents. This long-term commitment means that our exceptional customer service and commitment to you, and Newham, is here to stay.

We’re growing fast – the Populo Living Group now has 795 homes with 75 more currently in construction. 251 of these homes are managed by Populo homes, our social housing provider; following our pledge to build affordable homes for Newham.


We do things better:
We are constantly learning and seeking to improve things. We believe that people in Newham should enjoy the best possible design, build and management standards. We innovate in order to create and deliver quality homes responsibly and sustainably. We look for ways to deliver the best quality we can while ensuring value for money.

We care:
‘Populo’ means ‘with the people’ – we put people first. We engage with our residents and each other because we know that Newham is its diverse people, and our success depends on both our team and our residents. We’re dedicated, passionate and believe that what we do matters.

We create community:
Newham should be home for everyone that wants to live here. We include, involve, and support existing communities and create strong new ones. We’re committed to providing an attractive and more sustainable built environment; we want local communities to thrive. We’re here for the long- term and are planning for the future.

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