Policy, process and procedure? Or people, projects and passion?
Which describes you best? The first three Ps? Oh dear — this job’s probably not for you. But if your real passion is getting the best out of people and getting things done, read on.
We’re not just the market leader — CGP’s also a great place to work. We’re independent and unashamedly non-corporate, and we only employ positive, friendly, talented people who really get what makes us tick. Thanks to them, we’re in pretty good shape. So, whilst you shouldn’t be afraid of tricky conversations, we won’t be handing you a pile of grievances to plough through.
As well as leading your own projects, you’ll also work with managers to support and challenge our 270 people, so you’ll need to be super-organised, enjoy solving problems and thrive on taking responsibility. Whilst superb interpersonal skills are a must, you won’t need any HR qualifications to do well. It’s your positive attitude, people management experience and impressive academic track record that’ll make you stand out. Whatever your background, you’ll be up for a new challenge and ready to join our small but dedicated People Team in the Lake District.
Why is CGP the No. 1 educational publishing company? It’s got a lot to do with exceptional people, high standards and a willingness to do things differently. Our unique company culture can only thrive if we support, reward, develop and challenge all our talented people. If you’ve got a flair for dealing with people and getting things done, this’ll be right up your street. If you love jargon and corporate culture, it probably won’t be.
Based at our stunning head office in the Lake District, you’ll work with managers to help them get the best out of their teams. Our People Team is growing and with such varied roles as a Quirk Ambassador (yes, really) and a Videographer to work alongside, there’s plenty of scope to carve out a successful career.
In this role, you’ll:
- Give support and advice about feedback, performance, support and training
- Carry out projects, from organisational change to pay reviews
- Write internal communications
- Improve our systems
- Work with recruitment colleagues to assess candidates
- Help promote us as a great place to work
- Write the occasional policy (but only if you promise to stick to one page and not become the policy police)
Skills and Attributes
To succeed, you’ll be:
- Completely trustworthy, with bags of integrity
- Cheerful, enthusiastic and flexible — great to work with and ready to muck in with the team’s priorities
- Able to talk to anyone and put them at ease. Empathy is crucial but so is an ability to lead tricky conversations — you could be talking to people about their health, pay or performance
- Organised, methodical and meticulous — there are projects to plan and details to get spot-on
- Bright and analytical, with a great grasp of the English language — you’ll need to distil complex information into a one-page summary or company communication
- Collaborative but happy using your initiative, taking responsibility for the quality of your work
- Open-minded, non-judgmental and eager to respond positively to feedback
- A driver — we have 4 main sites in the South Lakes, all within 20 minutes of each other
Email us your CV and a cracking covering letter, remembering to include your current salary and benefits when you apply. Or for more information, feel free to give us a call.