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22 May 2023

We’re Hiring: Head of People

Our dream is that every child in the capital has the essential things they need to thrive, and that everyone can play a part in achieving that goal. 

Are you passionate about tackling child poverty and motivated by Little Village’s values of Love, Solidarity, Thriving and Sustainability? Do you believe in our model of bringing families together to help each other? Would you enjoy working in an environment of a small, ambitious and relatively new organisation? 

We’ve grown to be one of the largest ‘baby banks’ in the UK, supporting over 25,000 children since we launched in 2016 – including over 7,000 children in 2022 alone. 

Little Village has 57 employees who work across our hubs and our network team and ensure that our operations and programmes effectively meet the needs of the families we support. We pride ourselves in offering flexible working, enabling our team to combine meaningful work with time for family and other interests. 

We’re looking for a Head of People to lead our People team and drive forward our People strategy. You will use your skills and expertise to attract, retain, and develop our talented team ensuring the Little Village values and mission are reflected in everything we do.

As the Head of People, you will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives which promote a positive and inclusive working environment, whilst providing coaching, guidance and support to our team. You will also play an active role across the organisation as a key member of the management team, working closely with team Heads and Sophie our CEO.

But it’s not all about the strategic, we need someone as happy getting stuck in and hands-on, as well as big-picture thinking. This is a unique opportunity to join a small organisation working on an ambitious agenda and make a real impact for our families.  

We think this role requires 28-35 hours per week, but we’re open to discussions about flexibility. The salary is £50,000 (FTE) gross, and the role will be offered on a permanent contract basis. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check.  

We are working towards a goal where our team fully reflects that diversity and difference in lived experiences and strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups including: people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people with lived experience of poverty either personally or through family, experience of the care system, non-graduates and first-in-family graduates. As part of our commitment to fairer recruitment, all applications will be assessed without names and any protected characteristics. 

 The deadline is 8 June 2023 at 9am and all the information on the role and how to apply is here.


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