What is Syft?

Founded in 2015, Syft is an on-demand marketplace helping Job Seekers and Employers have 100% control and choice over shifts worked in real time. We want to enable Job Seekers to control their schedule, choose their work and enable them to work as many or as few shifts as they want. The platform enables Employers to book reliable, rated and verified staff immediately. At Syft, we’re harnessing innovative technology to revolutionise the flexible staffing sector.

About Us

Our mission is to help people get jobs by democratising work and giving jobseekers ownership, control, and choice. We are working hard to build a world where access to work and jobseekers are frictionless.

Our results speak for themselves, £8.75 million in VC funding between 2016 and 2018, ‘Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the Recruiter Awards, ‘Hottest Platform Economy / Marketplace’ at the Europas and ranked 7th in the ‘Startups 100’ in 2018.

Syft has grown to nearly 200 employees across 8 offices around the UK and has expanded into the US this year. In 2019 Syft was acquired by Indeed.com, the world’s #1 job site, allowing us to match our synergies and skyrocket our journey.

About You

As a HR Business Partner, you will play an integral role in supporting the organisation through strategic projects and provide people related solutions to all levels of management. Reporting to the HR Director you will work in close partnership across all disciplines of the business to help support and influence change and implement best practices.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • The HR Business Partner will have a strong background in supporting employee relation matters providing interventions and solutions, a good knowledge of the UK employment legislation is required.
  • The role will entail you acting as a champion and change agent to ensure practice is relevant, up to date and consistent.
  • You must seek to have a clear understanding of the business objectives and understand how HR can support and align with business objectives.
  • Building strong credible relationships is key for this role.
  • The HR Business partner should not be afraid to challenge the norms and existing thinking with pragmatic and engaging HR interventions.
  • The role will require you to have broad generalist experience and the successful candidate must enjoy a varied role as no day is the same.
  • Areas you will get involved in include; coaching, mentoring, onboarding developing employees, performance management, employee engagement and supporting our HRIS systems.

Essential Requirements

  • 6+ years of HR experience in a consultative and advisory capacity to managers
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced business
  • Proven track record of supporting managers with best practices
  • Strong analytical approach, with the ability to problem solve and understand trends in data and provide recommendations
  • Confident with the ability to negotiate and influence
  • Experience in dealing with ambiguity and challenges that may arise
  • Proven and strong experience of effective development and employee relations processes
  • Strong working knowledge of UK employment legislation
  • Experience of working in global matrix environment

Desirable (nice to have)

  • Working knowledge of European and/ or US employment legislation
  • Start up/ Scale up experience


What’s in it for you

  • A diverse and amazing team where you can really make a difference
  • Exposure to different sectors like Care, Hospitality and Industrial
  • The chance to help build shape our company culture in the US
  • Attractive salary package and fair bonus structure
  • Employee referral bonus, discounted perks and Employee Assistance scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements, remote and working from home.
  • Social events and lunch and learns.

You’ll fit right in at Syft if:

You’re Flexible– able to consider challenges from different perspectives.

You’re Entrepreneurial– see how a challenge could become an opportunity.

You take Accountability through thick and thin, inviting ideas for improvement.

You’re Data Driven– see the necessity of analysing metrics when devising solutions.

You’re Passionate about what you do and self motivated.

You can Adapt to your team’s challenges and Collaborate with other departments.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

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