People PartnerSylvera

London, England 01-05-2023
What is Sylvera anyway? ‍👩‍👨🌳
Sylvera is scaling carbon markets with software. We do this by applying advanced machine learning techniques to satellite data to quantify with unprecedented accuracy the amount of carbon stored in landscapes - and then we visualise that data to our customers.

We believe the transparency Sylvera provides will enable carbon markets to have a more positive impact on the world in a shorter space of time. This will be critical in keeping the planet under 2C of warming and provide huge wider benefits to nature and society.

Founded in 2020, Sylvera has now scaled to over 100+ employees across the world and has raised over $30m from leading VCs like Index Ventures and Insight Partners.

We're on a super steep trajectory over the next couple of years - we want incredible people that are as passionate as we are about the mission and want to build an amazing organisation with us to achieve it.

What will I be doing? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻
Having found early product-market fit in a nascent, rapidly growing space, we’re now scaling our Operations team at pace. We’re looking for a mission-driven, People Partner to join our People function to help drive the People agenda at Sylvera. It’s a broad role with lots of scope for upward progression and an outsized influence within Sylvera. 

As a People Partner at Sylvera, you will play a critical role in achieving Sylvera’s goals through engaging and empowering our greatest asset – our people. You will work closely with leaders and team members across the organisation to develop and implement strategies that will help us attract, develop and retain top, mission-driven talent, all whilst cultivating an inclusive and supportive community. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

    • Strategy: Work closely with our existing People Partner, and Head of Ops, to refine and develop our People strategy, and own specific areas of that strategy.
    • People Ops: Build and manage the processes and activities that unlock our people strategy, including areas such as: onboarding, offboarding, performance reviews and performance management, L&D, employee engagement and comms, HR analytics, reward and benefits - leveraging data to drive change.
    • Business Partnering: Partner with leaders and managers to develop and deliver clear people plans for their functions, providing HR support and guidance when needed, anticipating and flagging any risks. Support and coach line managers with performance improvement and development programmes to help them build world class teams
    • DEI: Foster diversity, equity and inclusion and support the DEI Committee - helping to build community, cohesion and a sense of belonging around our shared values, and ensuring an inclusive workforce where everyone feels valued and respected.
    • Employee Engagement: Facilitate the roll out and integration of an empowering and engaging employee communications process, ensuring that our values are consistently articulated and embodied by all employees. Alongside, monitoring employee engagement survey results and develop solution-focused action plans with managers in your area.

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

    • Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of earth
    • Loves the growth stage of working in a start-up and knows the growing pains that come with it
    • Has experience building a best-in-class people team in a growth start-up
    • Is a confident communicator, comfortable communicating with employees at all levels, flexing their style as necessary
    • Is extremely organised and is used to working at a fast pace and balancing many different, time-sensitive priorities
    • Has a high EQ, and is deeply empathetic yet professional
    • Understands the importance of metrics and data in driving the People agenda forward
We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description

Benefits 💰
- Equity in a rapidly growing startup
- No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job
- Unlimited annual leave - and encouragement to actually use it!
- Half Day Fridays - 2pm finish every Friday
- Enhanced parental leave 
- Up to 20 days paid sick leave 
- £500 WFH allowance 
- Access to Mental Health support via Spill
- Monthly team socials

Location 🌍 
- UK (with access to a London based office)

Our Values 🙌
Own It 
We believe in giving people the autonomy to own their impact.

Stay Curious 
Our business is built on revealing truths and debunking misperceptions.

Do What’s Right - Even When It’s Hard
The right path isn’t always easy or obvious.

Collaborate With Kindness 
Great teams are built on open communication and respect.

What if you’re a partial fit? 🌱
- We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description. 

Equal employment opportunity 🌈
- Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Applications are now closed