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Head of HR

Olympia London is a world-famous event venue and we’re going through exciting changes. We’re looking for a highly motivated and experienced senior HR professional to join our dynamic team in London, this is a great opportunity to partner all areas of the business to help drive future growth in a fast-paced environment.

What you will be doing

Reporting to the CEO, this is a varied role responsible for supporting the business in all people related matters. You will be the cultural ambassador for the business, ensuring that company values are understood by all, you will lead our people’s development through proactive learning and development initiatives and support delivery of key projects. 

You will provide a professional generalist HR service including recruitment, employee relations, change management, reporting, payroll, benefits and administration. You will ensure the Company’s policies and procedures are in line with legislation and support business objectives and oversee the pay and benefits operation for the Company.

This is a fantastic time to join the business and play a vital role in supporting and enabling future growth during this exciting period of transformation by partnering all areas of the business and acting as a trusted adviser to the senior leadership team.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a strong CIPD qualified HR generalist with a good blend of both operational and strategic HR including prior experience at a senior level within a medium sized organisation. You will be highly proficient with IT including HR systems and have comprehensive knowledge of employment rights, legislation and best practice, experience of change management and familiarity with payroll processes and pension arrangements. Prior experience of supporting cultural change and implementing HR systems would be advantageous.

You will be a self-motivated team player with excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage your own workload to meet deadlines in a changing fast paced environment. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and capable of building successful relationships at all levels within the business as well as the wider ASM team and other senior stakeholders. 

The successful candidate must be willing to commute to Olympia London in W14, we operate an agile working model in which an average of three days per week is expected to be worked at the venue with two days remote. This may vary dependant on business needs.

What are the benefits?

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary company bonus (subject to company performance and Executive decision)
  • 28 days holiday
  • Contributory pension
  • Private medical and dental plans*
  • Life insurance*
  • Staff support services

*After 3 month probation

About Olympia London

Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment. Olympia London is recognised in the industry for exceptional levels of customer service and support, and our numerous awards are testament to our clients' satisfaction. Olympia London is part of ASM Global which is the world’s leading venue management company and producer of live event experiences.

This is a fantastic time to join the business, work is currently underway to transform the wider estate into a cultural hub of which Olympia London will be the central part. Once complete, the estate will include a new theatre, music venue, two hotels, over 30 eateries, world-class office space and over two acres of public realm. Further information can be found here

For a full job description or to apply (attaching a full CV please) email quoting ‘Head of HR’ in the subject line. 

Closing date 5 June 2023