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HR Manager

£40,000 – £50,000
Midweight, Senior
Full Time
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Job Description


Since we were founded in 2007, It’s Nice That has become the leading platform to inspire creativity around the world. Across our online platform, and through our events and social channels, we reach an audience of over two million people every month – from juniors joining the industry to creative thought leaders.

We collaborate with brands of all sizes, from local creative agencies to global companies like Spotify, Nike, Apple, and Google, leveraging our creative expertise and global network to inspire the visual direction of some of the most celebrated brands in the world.

We are now looking for an experienced HR Manager who will be responsible for the entire employee lifecycle of It's Nice That employees alongside our sister companies Creative Lives in Progress & If You Could Jobs. This is a generalist HR role responsible for Talent & Recruitment, Learning & Development, Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging, Rewards & Benefits and HR Operations with the administrative support from an HR Assistant. This is a great opportunity to lead the HR function in a group of creative businesses full of incredible talent and help shape the employee experience as we continue to evolve.

It’s Nice That is also part of Residence, an interdisciplinary global network of 9 businesses helping innovative, creative talent grow and thrive across art, business and culture.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations & People, you will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing the HR strategy across four key areas: Talent & Recruitment, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Rewards & Benefits.

  • Oversee everything HR with responsibility for 40+ employees
  • Lead on and off-boarding processes for all staff
  • Build great relationships with employees and managers, providing advice, support and coaching
  • Develop and manage benefits and rewards packages including annual pay reviews and salary benchmarking
  • Work closely on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging initiatives teams to ensure our progress is always moving forwards
  • Set HR targets and report to leadership team on a quarterly basis
  • Develop and manage appraisal and development processes for all staff
  • Identify training needs, pursue internal and external solutions to fill gaps, and lead engaging trainings where appropriate
  • Manage employee relations including performance issues, grievances and disciplinaries
  • Keep up to date with current UK employment law, implementing necessary changes when needed
  • Lead internal staff satisfaction surveys to identify new opportunities & challenges
  • Maintain and develop company policies
  • Work with senior leadership on workforce planning, identifying gaps and working on succession plans
  • Lead recruitment processes, ensuring fair and best practise, working closely with hiring managers to provide coaching and support where needed
  • Develop and manage HR systems and softwares
  • Manage monthly payroll and pension systems
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional partners, including People team counterparts at Residence and leads within each business
  • Line manage the HR Assistant and work together to streamline processes


  • At least 5 years experience working in an HR generalist role
  • Experience working within the creative industry
  • Pro-active and uses initiative to take full responsibility of the HR function
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a changing environment
  • Comfortable working across multiple businesses
  • Sound knowledge of UK employment law
  • Empathetic, open and approachable, you're a brilliant listener who offers creative solutions to real challenges


  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 pa depending on experience
  • Reporting into: Head of Operations & People
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm (flexible hours between 8am - 7pm)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Kingsway, Holborn (Hybrid working between 2 days/week at our central studio and home)

Key dates

  • Applications close: Friday, 23 February 2024 at mid-day
  • First Interviews : week commencing 26 February 2024
  • Ideal start date : March 2024


Full-time employees of It's Nice That receive a varied range of benefits including:

🏖️ 33 days holiday (22 days holiday allowance + 8 bank holidays + 5 days at end of year when the studio is closed)

🕰️ Flexi-time (10am – 5pm core hours)

🍼 Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

🎓 Learning and development programmes

📆 Career break opportunities

🎂 Birthdays off

💪 Discounted wellness memberships

🚲 Cycle to work scheme

🏢 Top tier workplace employee assistance programme plus much more!

As part of our Equality Policy - We are committed in our journey to eliminating discrimination, encouraging and valuing diversity amongst our workforce - We welcome enquiries from everyone.