Multiverse • London

Director of People Partnering

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders. We do that through professional apprenticeships because we believe learning on-the-job creates a more equitable and successful path to careers. We find, train and support talented individuals, wherever they are in their career journey, and equip them with the in-demand tech, software engineering, and data skills to transform their careers and deliver a better route to growth for their employers.

We’ve had some big achievements. We hit 10,000 apprentices in our community - and counting. We launched one of the largest data apprenticeship programs in the UK with Jaguar Land Rover, and we’ve partnered with companies like Mars, Verizon and CitiBank. Not to forget becoming a mission-driven EdTech unicorn after our $220m Series D.

But we aren’t stopping here. Join Multiverse and build the future of learning at work.

The Opportunity

At Multiverse, our people team is here to support every individual to fulfill their potential - and therefore Multiverse’s.

After a period of intense scale, we are now reaching the size and maturity to take our people partnering strategy to the next level. You will work with our leadership team in enabling our highly engaged, ambitious and intelligent Multiversers to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

You will get to form deep partnering relationships with our C-suite and VPs, to ensure a consistent Multiverse approach, tailored to suit the teams’ unique needs. We have brilliant foundations already in place and a team of excellent people partners to lead and partner alongside - we would love to meet someone who is ready to join us for an amazing ride.

In this role, you will:

  • Build and execute an effective end-to-end partnering strategy, implementing specific programmes to drive performance, engagement and wellbeing for our COO, CRO and CFO orgs

  • Directly line manage our people partners to the COO and CRO, whilst also taking ownership for your own client groups (CFO and People team)

  • Work with the Inclusion & Diversity Director to ensure that DEI is at the heart of what we do, and embedded into all our processes

  • Work with the Senior Leaders in your orgs to ensure that our hiring planning and organisation growth support our planned scale

  • Optimise role design, compensation philosophies, and incentive plans to drive growth and performance, for non-traditional & unique roles

  • Lead on complex employee relations matters that are escalated beyond our ER team, supporting a resolution that leads to the best outcomes for all

  • Design and deliver custom career development approaches, L&D programmes, succession planning and engagement action planning activities

The right candidate:

  • Need for speed: You’ve held a senior leadership role in a people team for a fast-paced scaleup that’s grown rapidly, ideally with a presence in both the US and UK.

  • Subject matter expertise: You have demonstrable experience of leading a people partnering strategy, and have a deep understanding of how strategic people practices reduce risk and enhance performance.

  • Passion: You believe in the power of people teams to build thriving companies and cultures. You stop at nothing to make sure that this is felt in every team in the business.

  • Right-hand person: You know how to build relationships with managers of all levels - you’re empathetic, compassionate, effective and commercially minded.

  • Thought leader: We’re not looking for your traditional people leader - we’re looking for someone who sees people operations as a product and who innovates constantly to improve the employee experience.

  • Inspirational: You are an inspiring people leader, a great manager and someone that people inherently trust and who earns that trust.

  • People partnering guru: You know your stuff in the people space and are a leader on the best, most innovative people practices.

  • The job is never done: You pride yourself on your attention to detail and you understand that you can only expect excellence if you demonstrate it yourself as a leader.


  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 8 bank holidays per year

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change.


All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels


Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023