VP PeopleSylvera

London, England 29-04-2023
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? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻
As our Head of People, you will be responsible for developing and scaling our values, culture, processes to retain and develop our international  team. You will keep us focused on and accountable for the people that make Sylvera special, making sure their role here is impactful and fulfilling, and ensuring that as we grow, we stay true to our values.

Specific responsibilities will include:

    • Partnering directly with the founders in nurturing a highly inclusive, fun and mission-driven culture, and to further develop our talent development strategy to ensure our Sylverans continue to be a driver of our growth and a competitive advantage for the Company
    • Overseeing our general people strategy and working with Bella our People Partner on delivery across all core People/HR areas, including: Onboarding,  L&D, DEI, Employee Engagement & Experience, Performance Management
    • Supporting and guiding Managers in developing team structure and individual talent that supports Sylvera’s long term strategic goals
    • Working with the Talent team to onboard and successfully ramp amazing new Sylverans
    • Be a listening ear to anyone and a voice driving equity and inclusion across the business
    • Work with the Legal team on instilling best practice as an employer

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

    • Has excelled as a Head/Director of People in a high growth start/scale up environment before
    • Is a strong business partner to function heads and other leads in the wider Ops team
    • Is caring, empathetic and assumes best intent
    • Has an outcome-oriented nature to identify and deliver quick wins and long-term strategic progress
    • Will balance rigour and pragmatism, and iteratively scale our processes as we grow
    • Is demonstrably passionate about this role, business and mission - and the people that make it happen
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