Job description

Job Description: HR Manager - We Make Change


Role Title:            HR Manager - We Make Change

Team:                 People (HR)

Location:             Remote

Reporting to:            Head of Recruitment & Onboarding, Sabina Raus

Staff Management:        HR Associate x 2

Key Working Relationships:     Head of Recruitment & Onboarding, HR Manager (Changemakers), HR Associate (Changemakers), HR Associate (We Make Change), HR Coordinator, Head of Inclusion & Diversity


Time Commitment:    4-5 hours minimum per week (plus any more time you are able to offer)


Our Company

We Make Change gives you the power to change the world.

Our platform enables anyone, anywhere to use their skills to make the change they want to see.

We connect ChangeMakers (purpose-driven individuals) with high-impact NGOs to develop projects supporting the causes they care about.


The People Team

As a member of the People Team, you will be assisting in the recruitment and onboarding process of our We Make Change (WMC) and Changemaker People. We have recently restructured and the Changemaker/WMC Functions sit devolved alongside one another.




Job Brief

We’re looking for an HR Manager to lead the development the HR functions within the internal team at We Make Change. The postholder will work alongside a HR Manager (Changemakers) who will manage the external function.


The role will involve working closely with our Head of Resourcing and Onboarding, with the aim of developing our recruitment strategy, advising on designing practices and policies, as well as ensuring that we promote the fun, inspiring and empowering culture that we wish to define our organisation.

  • The internal team HR Manager will be responsible for delivering a people development strategy, encompassing recruitment, learning and development, internal communication and volunteer engagement across the entire We Make Change Team.

    What you will do:

  • Work with people across the business to develop and implement a recruitment strategy.

  • Work with stakeholders across the business to scope, design and implement career development strategies such as reward mechanisms, mentoring, coaching and role model programmes and succession planning.

  • Work in partnership with the management team to establish skill gaps and then develop effective training solutions aligned to business objectives and values.

  • Research, scope, recommend and implement people strategies and initiatives that will complement the evolving needs of the business.

  • Take ownership of the internal on-boarding process in partnership with the Head of Resourcing and Onboarding, inclusive of processing relevant paperwork using internal systems.

  • Work with senior management to develop ways of driving up engagement.

  • Work with other managers, improving volunteers’ experiences of working with us

  • Promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Promote Health and Safety


Desired experience:

  • Professional experience in an HR role is a requirement

  • Leading people development initiatives at strategic level

  • Some experience within Learning and Development is preferred

  • Experience of working within a busy HR or training department during a significant period of change

  • Knowledge of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice


Desired skills:

  • High emotional intelligence and the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the business

  • Ability to work under pressure and under tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, highly personable with a flexible and mature approach.

  • Management and leadership skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail



The role will be performed remotely, so applications are welcomed from across the world.

As the role is as a volunteer, it is unpaid, but it offers a great opportunity to gain experience, while helping to change the world!

Whatever cause you care about, whatever skill you have, if you want to change the world, then become a Changemaker by applying today.


Our systems

At We Make Change, we utilise the power of technology to drive forward positive social change using programme management techniques and social action. Systems we use, include;

  • Trello: our primary project management board)

  • Slack (Changemakers): Our communication channel with Changemakers

  • Slack (We Make Change): Our internal communication channels

  • GSuite: Files stored on google drive


We Make Change: We are all unique

At We Make Change, we value the power of diversity and recognise the importance of Inclusion, authenticity and belongingness at the heart of what we do. Our aim is to create an environment where all our people are able be their authentic-selves, and each unique individual’s contribution is valued.


In line with the 2010 Equality Act (UK), we will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of; Age, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender Reassignment, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex or Sexual Orientation. All of our recruitment and selection processes undergo a meritocratic assessment process.


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Posted on: 13 June 2019
Closed date: 11 September 2019
Tags: Human Resources