HR Professional / Talent Manager

HR Professional / Talent Manager

About Us

GroundWOW’s autonomous ground printers integrate Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics to provide unrivalled ground marking capability to world leading sports stadia and venues. We’re a fast-paced technology company that’s home to a team of highly talented people. We’re constantly developing innovative solutions to interesting problems, and we want you to join us.

We believe that we work best when colleagues can interact, and bounce ideas off each other. Spending time together in person is critical to our culture and what we do. For that reason, this role will require you to come into our office and on occasion working from home.

About the Job

This is an amazing opportunity to join GroundWOW at an early stage. The head of talent is expected to be a highly knowledgeable and capable HR professional who is adept at working with business partners to understand the company objectives, construct plans and strategies to improve recruitment performance and talent management.

With a large degree of responsibility and the opportunity to make the role your own, you will get to:

  • Create and implement an efficient talent acquisition strategy to improve recruitment and business performance.
  • Work closely with senior management to assist with talent development and acquisition.
  • Organise and oversee individual and team training programmes.
  • Plan and develop regular employee performance reviews and feeding back to the business.
  • Understand workforce planning and resource forecasting.
  • Develop effective strategies for identifying skills gaps within the workforce.
  • Understanding the current recruitment trends to identify the impact upon the business.
  • Anticipate the organisations future and work with senior management team to advise on recruiting tactics that will help to sustain the company’s success. 
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract diverse candidates to all areas of the business.
  • Monitor and report on staff turnover rates, sickness and absence rates etc.
  • Dive deep into the metrics performance of the business to make sure that KPIs and targets are useful and meaningful.


About You

As Head of Talent, it goes without saying that you will need to be a highly skilled HR professional with experience of talent management and resourcing. However, you will also need to be strategic, influential and confident in building relationships with employees at all levels. You will need a commercial mindset and to be analytical in your approach. Strong communication and leadership skills are a must.

The key skills and personal qualities required of Head of Talent are:

  • Experience in managing a team with a strong understanding of talent acquisition, management and development.
  • Ability to be strategic and tactical when making decisions.
  • Great interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Analytical and able to interpret data.
  • Brilliant at influencing employees at all levels to support your strategies.
  • Familiar with performance management and relevant software.
  • Experience delivering employee training programmes.
  • Understanding of relevant labour legislations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In addition, we would welcome:

  • Prior professional experience in fast growing technology business.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in human resources or relevant field.
  • An industry-recognised qualification, such as CIPD.


The role comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunities for career growth within the company.
  • Annual leave allowance of 22 days (excluding bank holidays).
  • Enhanced pension contribution.
  • Training and development.
  • Regular social events including pizza lunches and monthly team building/wellbeing activities.

We believe in equal opportunities

GroundWOW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and so welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, with different outlooks and experiences.

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