February 2022

Chief People Officer

Introduction

We are a private wealth management company, providing investment management services and financial planning solutions to private clients.

We are a successful, privately owned, LLP, with 5 offices in London, St Albans, Farnham, Whiteley and Bournemouth.

We have a strong, dynamic culture where everyone feels part of a team, and where they can have fun and grow in their career, with a passion for excellence and customer service.

 

Background

Saltus Partners is an independently owned financial planning and discretionary investment management house. It is dedicated to providing a high-quality service for private clients, trusts and smaller institutions.

Saltus Partners was founded in 2005 and has grown organically and through a small number of carefully integrated acquisitions. Originally the business started out as an investment manager and has developed the financial planning side of the offering over the past 6 years, now putting this at the forefront of the client relationship.

Today Saltus manages and advises on over £2.4 billion of client assets, acquired through a combination of organic business growth and corporate acquisitions.

 

Role

The Chief People Officer is responsible for the Saltus culture, people strategy and HR function.  This includes recruitment, reward and retention strategies, staff benefits, and learning and development, as well as the day-to-day administration of employee HR needs.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, an inspiring leader, and a hands-on doer.

The CPO will sit on the main operating board and will report to the MD of Saltus Financial Planning (SFP). Whilst reporting to the MD of SFP the CPO will work closely with and provide support to Saltus Asset Management (SAM) and Saltus Partners Limited (SPL).

 

Key responsibilities:

 

Culture, Engagement and Development

  • Shape and develop the company culture to improve performance and reputation, support employee wellbeing, and deliver value.
  • Implement initiatives to support, reinforce and measure the culture.
  • Identify and define current and future resource capability needs of the firm and implement a strategy to deliver organisational growth.
  • Identify, develop, and implement innovative people projects to improve employee engagement, organisational performance, and support business strategic goals.
  • Promote equality and inclusion at Saltus, ensuring that we have a diverse team.
  • Oversight of initiatives to ensure value within our compensation and benefits package and providing benchmarking on the relative strength of our offering.
  • Creation and development of a cohesive management and employee development programme.
  • Ensuring best practice in use of the performance review cycle

 

Employee relations

  • Ensuring that the employee relations strategy positively impacts the business, and the way people work.
  • Improving, implementing, and administering HR policies and procedures, using a client focus.
  • Supporting managers with pragmatic, commercial and compliant HR advice.
  • Solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial.
  • Oversight, leadership, and development of the HR Team.

 

Recruitment

  • Developing our recruitment policy and practice to ensure that we attract and retain the best talent to the business.
  • Overseeing the recruitment and onboarding processes of new employees.
  • Supporting management to promote good practice in the successful recruitment and onboarding of new staff and managers.
  • Ensuring the recruitment process sits within our regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and make changes in accordance with legislation and maintain value.

 

Essential attributes the successful candidate should possess

  • Intellectual and analytical strength, probably demonstrated by a 2:1 or better, from a leading university.
  • CIPD Level 7 chartered or fellow, or other relevant postgraduate qualifications.
  • Culture Influencer: The candidate will be able to evidence their passion for cultural excellence. Work with the executive team and stakeholders, to create a strategic plan, which influences the organisational goals and values. Whilst continually evaluating the existing company culture and addressing any opportunities or gaps.
  • Business Acumen: The candidate must understand the organisation and the potential evolution of the business. As a solutions-oriented change leader with influencing capability, they must develop and align the people strategy with the business strategy. Experience with supporting the wider business with M&A as required.
  • Organisational Leader: The candidate must have an innovative mindset and develop new ways of working across a diverse talent pool to optimise work and performance. They must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable in engaging conversation with any level. Ability to negotiate and mediate.
  • Must have a superb reputation as a strategic doer, demonstrating agility and collaboration throughout the organisation.
  • Talent Architect: Demonstrated ability to attract and hire top talent, with a focus on diversity and inclusion as a competitive business advantage. Ability to develop relationships and build communities with an effort to drive engagement and support talent and leadership development initiatives.
  • Data/Technology Advisor: The candidate will be forward-thinking around technology and how to best use data and technology to drive productivity, support staff and forecast workforce trends.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Empathy and strong interpersonal skills are essential for the role of CPO. The candidate must be compassionate, self-aware, and able to skilfully manage their emotions and those of others.

 

Remuneration

Competitive remuneration package for the right candidate, generous holiday allowance and benefits (pension, income protection, death in service and benefits platform). Private medical insurance and relevant exam support provided, after the successful completion of a probationary period.

 

To apply...

...please send your CV to [email protected]

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