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We get it – it’s why most people come to Cleo. Together we’re fighting for the world’s financial health, building an AI that helps our users make the best money decisions from day one. We’ve helped 4 million+ people so far with personalised insights and a voice you don’t expect in FinTech. But it’s time to do more.

As we enter the next phase, we’re looking for more improvisers, data geeks and grown ups who want to own their work and create meaningful change.

The opportunity:

We’re looking for a VP of People to lead and grow our People team - overseeing Cleo's Talent Acquisition, Business Partnering and People Ops teams.
The team will soon be 15+ people strong across the U.K, Europe and the U.S with room to grow much more in the future. 

It’s a close-knit team with ambitions to build and grow a company making a positive impact on people’s lives and their relationship with their finances. To help them, we’re looking to you to continue to build on our culture - one that employees across not only the UK, but globally will recognize as not just a great place to work, but as a place to come and make a difference.

Why should I apply?

This is the chance to join a unique startup and one of Europe’s fastest growing fintechs at the early stages of its journey. You will be one of the most important hires we make this year and will sit at the epicentre of growth within the company. 

You’ll report directly to our CEO & founder, Barney. You’ll be leading our People function with full autonomy, but with support from the existing team.

This is a huge opportunity to step-up & scale-up. We have exciting plans for 2021 and beyond - we’re looking to grow exponentially so this has potential to be a career-defining role. Not only are we focused on building our team in the U.K, but we’ll be hiring more in the U.S so you’ll potentially have the chance to travel to the U.S too.

What you’ll be working on:

The role

You’ll be based ideally in the U.K, leading our Talent & People team. 

You will own the strategy to create and lead the delivery of the People (growth) function for Cleo:

This means:

  • You’ll be working closely with our Heads of Talent on our Talent Acquisition strategy and guiding our them to manage the talent acquisition funnel - employer brand, talent pipelining and hiring process
  • Leading talent management and development - productivity, engagement, reward & recognition and learning. Overseeing the People Ops agenda, working closely with our Head of People Ops
  • Coaching and mentoring the senior leadership team, to cultivate a highly cohesive, high functioning group.
  • Working with our Leadership team and and the wider business to build on our diversity and inclusion strategy
  • Ensuring everyone in the organisation continues to love working for Cleo… like love, love

Apply If

You have experience leading a high-performing People & Talent team (ideally scaling a company from 150-600+ employees with some international experience at a VC-backed business). 

You’ve successfully built and improved tech-focused employer brands and the last companies you worked at are known for attracting top talent. You’re passionate about growing teams and cultivating an inclusive culture where the best and brightest can thrive.

We're working mostly remotely at the moment but this role may require trips to the London office from time to time. 

What do you get for your hard work?

  • An above market compensation package (Base + Equity). We're prepared to pay for the very best. You can view our progression framework and salary bandings here: https://cleo-ai.progressionapp.com/ - this position is a level 5 position and we can pay £100,000-135,000 p.a depending on experience.
  • Work at one of the fastest growing tech startups anywhere in the world who are backed by top VC firms, Balderton & EQT Ventures
  • Cleo is a culture of stepping up. We want, and expect you to grow and develop. That means trying new things, leading others, challenging the status quo and owning your impact. You’ll have our support in everything you do. But more importantly, you’ll have our trust.
  • We treat you as humans first, employees second. Because we can’t fight for the world’s financial health, if we’re not healthy ourselves. This means the usual perks but it also means flexibility.
  • Other benefits include; 
    • 25 days Annual leave a year + public holidays
    • Regular lunch-and-learns as part of a general learning culture
    • Online courses and internal training to level up your skills like from coding, to SQL, to management training 
    • Choose your own gear, ask for the tools you need, and we’ll seek them out for you 
    • Cleo socials and activities 
    • Online mental health support via Spill
    • Access to Pushfar - online platform for external mentorship
    • A clear career progression path through Progression https://cleo-ai.progressionapp.com/ 
    • And many more!

We are committed to making Cleo a more diverse and inclusive workplace. We are making continuous changes in order to make sure that all voices, especially those of minorities are heard, supported and celebrated. Our work doesn't stop at hiring, and we are providing every employee with training, support and development throughout their Cleo career, alongside training specific to inclusivity.

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