In an effort to prepare for planned success this year we require a talented manager to operate our talent and culture initiatives.

We have 6 departments and 8 heads of. Approx 40 staff with a small number remote working.

Reporting directly to the Joint Managing Directors, we will require you to work closely with all our heads of departments – across creative, technical and activation, as well as client services and finance. You will need to create strong relationships with heads of to ensure alignment on requirements of talent, retention of existing and execution of culture.

Please note bbd is a Performance Agency. Offering integrated solutions across Global and Top Tier clients including Visa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Quintet and Waterside Holiday Group. Founded in 1961 we have a passion for creativity and a fascination with human behaviour. We work hard (like really hard) to create relevance through ideas, campaigns, web platforms and content for our clients. We also play hard and our humans are at the very heart of everything we do – we believe in independent thinking, achieving mastery and going beyond good. Agency life is like no other and being at the helm of its culture and talent is not for the faint hearted – it however for someone who has more passion and energy than they have ever been able to apply in the workplace.

Core Responsibilities:

  • You will need to implement and deliver the agency’s culture plans (alongside an organisational support committee)
  • Culture plans include:
  • Executing monthly wellbeing events
  • Organising bi quarterly team events
  • Managing twice yearly all agency events
  • Ad hoc culture gatherings in house
  • Support on planned client events and visits
  • A remote culture event every quarter
  • Working with large set budgets and managing the reporting and efficiency of use
  • Creating a positive and high performing environment for everyone to work in
  • Reflecting the culture through content creation and sharing on owned channels
  • Ensuring inclusion in all culture events and consideration to of staff

You will need to manage and report on the agency’s training programme across all departments and staff.

  • Working with all level of line managers to review progression plans for individuals
  • Managing budgets and reporting upon
  • Organising and purchasing training programmes
  • Creating optimisations and efficiency across shared training
  • Ensuring training outputs from individuals such as presentations and content

You will need to attract, plan for and onboard new talent.

  • Working closely with local recruiters and headhunters – creating your own relationships and ensuring bbd is attracting the very best talent
  • Working with line managers to create job descriptions
  • Working to identify correct channels and partnerships to launch recruitment on
  • Managing the studio to create relevant content and promotion of recruitment
  • Aligning line manager diaries for the interviewing and responding of candidates
  • Creating reporting on the recruitment status across all departments
  • Ensuring the smooth onboarding of any and all new candidates into departments
  • Work to ensure you have full understanding and operate within appropriate UK employment regulations
  • Manage recruitment and talent budgets with reporting on

Experience Required:

  • Previous experience in similar role across culture and talent acquisition
  • You would ideally have agency experience or exposure

Required Skills:

  • A highly motivated and proactive approach to work
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to connect with different senior levels and communicate consistently and appropriately
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and perform tasks under pressure
  • A passion for a positive culture in the workplace and an innovative approach in creating events that reflect the agency (and its high expectations)
  • Ability to create relationships with third parties – comfortable with networking
  • The ability to follow instruction and confidence in asking questions to clarify

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