VP People

  • Monzo
  • London, UK
  • May 16, 2018
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

We’re searching for an ambitious, intelligent and caring leader who puts the needs of people first.

Monzo is an exciting combination of bank and tech start-up, started from scratch in February 2015 to build a bank you’d be proud to call your own. We’re focused on solving problems, rather than selling financial products, making your financial life simpler, and giving you complete control from your smartphone.

We’re at the start of our journey to serve a billion people and we’ve made some good progress. We have 300+ staff, half a million lovely customers and a UK banking licence. We’re growing like crazy and that’s both exciting and challenging. That’s where you come in.

You will spend your time owning all things ‘people’ and that means improving the way we hire, manage our multi-site offices (we have three so far), train, performance coach, deliver reviews, give feedback, set remuneration, provide benefits and, ultimately, support those who leave us. We’re assembling a diverse, passionate, high performing team and you will be doing the same to achieve our wonderful people dreams.

Right now the people team is around 12 strong (including our hiring team) and we need more people and skills to keep the wheels turning and improve the lives of every Monzonaut (our staff!). We have already doubled in size this year and it is entirely conceivable that we grow from 200 to 2,000 in the next few years. We want to keep the hiring bar high, whilst retaining the start-up speed and culture. You’ll help bring the best parts of Airbnb, Stripe, Pinterest, Facebook and Google, whilst also developing something unique to Monzo.

Over the last three years, we’ve tried to develop an inclusive, collaborative and transparent way of working; whether it’s a Slack channel to say ‘thanks’ to one another, signing the women in finance charter or maintaining a completelytransparent way of working internally and externally. We’re all continuously learning, embracing change and experimenting with new ideas. This role is pivotal in continuing that.

This role will be reporting directly to our Deputy CEO, and you will build great relationships with other members of the senior team, as well as more broadly.

You should apply if:

  • You care most about people, how they think and feel
  • You’re interested in how technology can improve people’s lives
  • You’ve been an influential part of a fast-paced tech company that’s grown rapidly
  • You’re super organised
  • You’re a great communicator
  • What we’re doing here at Monzo excites you!