clients TravelNest

Head of People



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Head of People

About us

TravelNest is an Edinburgh founded travel-tech scale-up, servicing a global market. We help Owners of holiday vacation rental properties maximise their performance in a global Guest market. Today with our platform a Host can upload their property details once and be advertised for bookings across 30+ top travel sites including Airbnb,, and Expedia.

Our ambition is to become the place a Host markets and manages their property. Providing everything from channel listings, to operational services, to facilitating direct bookings. A “super app” for vacation rental owners.

About the Role

Our People team operates within the heart of the organisation. You will join a growing people team where you will lead People Operations and Talent Acquisition to maximise employee value throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Our people function is designed to enable our people to do great work and build an outstanding product.

We have an opportunity for a passionate Head of People to join us and shape the future direction of our working environment and company culture. You will drive strategic people initiatives and partner with business leadership to provide hands-on strategic insight and input to all people areas: employee engagement, performance management, DE&I, reward and recognition, people development and retention.

This role would suit an ambitious individual with a clear vision and philosophy, who would thrive in a fast growing company and relish the challenge of putting their stamp on the business.

We are currently a team of 55 based across the UK, working remotely/hybrid, and following a recent funding round we have ambitious plans to scale our team and grow our product. Getting our people strategy is a critical enabler for this growth.

What you'll do

  • Partner with the Executive and Leadership team to set and drive execution of our people strategy and company cultur
  • Partner with the leadership group to deliver programs, tools and experiences that engage and inspire our teams at all levels to drive a culture of high performance and accountability
  • You will provide day to day support and feedback to our leadership group in areas of performance management, management training/ coaching, organisational development, and employee relation
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, with a strong working knowledge of UK employment legal requirements, escalating to our external legal partners where needed
  • Working closely with our entire team to embed our company values, strengthening relationships and focus on building morale
  • Ensure our People Team is aligned and working effectively to OKR's/Company Goals
  • Develop data reporting and KPI metrics to improve strategic data insights across the People Team and provide useful data to guide decision making, effectively enabling the team and wider organisation to scale efficiently
  • Design and implement scalable people frameworks and processes that support future growth (particularly in the area of performance reviews and development)
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with key operational stakeholders of the People team e.g Finance, Engineering and Marketing

What we're looking for

  • Understanding tech businesses and how they work is key here, ideally you have at least 5 years of operating as a Senior People Partner / Head of People within a technology business or fast growing company
  • A CIPD or equivalent qualification is advantageous
  • The ability to achieve results in a fast growth environment and support teams through change
  • Prior experience of building high talent density across an organisation would be advantageous
  • Outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills, able to create strong and trusting relationships throughout the entire organisation
  • You personify radical candor and care deeply about creating a culture where there is clear expectations, accountability and growth
  • Excellent knowledge of people policies, procedures, employment law, and practices with a high attention to detail
  • Experience of developing, implementing and maintaining people programmes
  • Passionate about creating an environment where people thrive, focussing on the employee experience with a good understanding of reward and recognition
  • A keen interest in Learning and Development programs would be advantageous with previous experience of employee/management training advantageous

In Return

We offer a competitive salary, stock options, remote / flexible working, unlimited holiday leave, a great working environment and the opportunity to grow our product and business together.

We have recently hired fully remote employees throughout the UK and as we scale we endeavor to have a Remote-first/hybrid working environment.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.