Senior People Partner



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024
What is Sylvera anyway? ‍👩‍👨🌳
Sylvera provides carbon data for genuine climate impact. Our mission is to incentivize investment in real climate action.
Purchasing credits through the carbon markets is one of the most established and scalable ways to channel finance from the private sector to effective climate solutions and work toward societal net zero. Unfortunately, the voluntary carbon markets have been plagued with mistrust and a lack of effectiveness since they’ve emerged – until Sylvera.
To help organizations ensure they're making the most effective investments, Sylvera builds software that independently and accurately automates the evaluation of carbon projects that capture, remove, or avoid emissions. With Sylvera's data and tools, businesses and governments can confidently invest in, benchmark, deliver, and report real climate impact.
Our team is made up of leading minds in climate change from scientists to policy, finance and carbon market experts. We work in partnership with scientific organisations, universities, governments and think tanks to develop and test rigorous and holistic ratings methodologies, leveraging the latest technology. Founded in 2020, Sylvera has 150+ employees across the world with offices in London, New York, Belgrade and Singapore. We’ve raised over $96million from leading VCs like Balderton Capital, Index Ventures and Insight Partners to date.
What will I be doing? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻
We’re looking for a mission-driven People Business Partner to join our People team and be part of growing and developing our Sylvera team and culture. It’s a broad role with lots of scope for impact and an outsized influence within Sylvera.
As a People Business Partner at Sylvera, you will play a critical role in achieving Sylvera’s goals by engaging and empowering our greatest asset—our people. You will work closely with leaders and team members across the organisation to develop and implement strategies that will help us attract, develop, and retain high-performance, mission-driven talent while cultivating an inclusive and supportive community.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Partner with senior leadership to understand business goals and develop HR strategies that support these objectives including expert advice on organisational design, talent management, and succession planning as well as strategic People initiatives that improve organisational effectiveness and employee engagement.
  • Collaborate with the recruitment team to attract and retain top talent, including the development and implementation of onboarding processes, managing performance management processes, and facilitating career development.
  • Support change management efforts as the business grows and scales and communicate effectively with teams and employees about changes during transitions.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive company culture aligned with company values by developing and implementing employee engagement initiatives to improve morale and productivity including DEI strategies and programsIdentify training and development needs and create programs to enhance employee and leadership skills and competencies.
  • Address and resolve complex employee relations issues, providing guidance and support to managers and employees.

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

  • Has 5+ / 8+ years of progressive HR experience, with a focus on business partnership and strategic HR management in a fast-paced, growth environment, ideally vc-backed, early-stage organisation
  • Has proven ability to design and implement a breadth of People strategies together with senior leadership to deliver business objectives
  • Builds trust quickly across multiple stakeholders through excellent support, execution and delivery
  • Is a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to balance multiple interests
  • Is a self-starter with a can-do attitude and is experienced at working independently while operating across a team
  • Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of earth.
We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description
Benefits 💰
- Equity in a rapidly growing startup
- Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance
- Unlimited annual leave - and encouragement to actually use it!
- Enhanced parental leave
- Up to 20 days paid sick leave
- £500 WFH allowance
- No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job
- Access to Mental Health support via Spill
- Monthly team socials
Location 🌍
UK (with access to an office in London if you wanted to come in)
Our Values 🙌
Own it: We make new mistakes. We build on the momentum of our wins and reflect on and learn from our failures.
Stay curious: We keep our focus on the long-term, even if that means short-term challenges.
Do what’s right - even when it’s hard: We take a growth mindset to our work, our customers, our market and the opportunities ahead of us.
Collaborate and challenge with empathy: Our teams deliver through active collaboration. We invest in each others’ success and make the company stronger in the long-run.
Empower Customers: Make extraordinary efforts to exceed our customer expectations. If we’re serving our customers to the fullest, we can help direct more investment into real climate impact.
What if you’re a partial fit? 🌱
We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description.
Equal employment opportunity 🌈
Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.