Graduate scheme

North West

An exciting opportunity to kick-start your people-related career by helping a thriving scale-up business to nurture its culture as it grows.

The Culture Champion role falls within the Culture Tribe at PortSwigger. This tribe has the mission of enabling us to nurture our culture as we grow. As well as being responsible for recruiting the best talent, employee engagement, and our workplace, we undertake projects to support leadership, feedback, belonging, and well-being amongst our people. Over time, there will be opportunities to develop a greater depth of experience in a subset of these areas, whilst retaining visibility across all our culture initiatives.

We believe our culture is our most valuable asset and our biggest differentiator as an organization, enabling us to achieve our primary goals of having fun at work, delivering amazing products and services, and changing the world for the better.

We currently have 100 people and expect to grow steadily over the next few years. We are fixated on protecting and nurturing our culture as we grow. We are keenly aware that many organizations lose their way and drift into a toxic corporate organizational culture. We refuse to accept that this is inevitable.

The work of the Culture Tribe is heavily backed by our founder, Dafydd Stuttard, and by our board, including Yvonne Agyei, a highly experienced People professional who has held senior roles within Google and Booking.com.

Key responsibilities

You will work collaboratively with all members of the Culture Tribe to help deliver our initiatives. You will have the opportunity to learn from other team members and gain the skills you need to scope and deliver successful and innovative people initiatives.

The scope of the Culture Champion role is broad. Your work in a typical day could include:

  • Reviewing and providing suggestions on potential improvements to our current processes, such as feedback, onboarding and recruitment. This may involve collecting information from colleagues (through surveys and focus groups), comparing our current performance against our goals, suggesting areas for further improvement, implementing, testing and analysing outcomes.
  • Running culture focus groups and surveys. These need to be carefully structured to give us a richer understanding of our culture and how it is evolving by conducting statistical analyses.
  • Supporting recruitment processes (i.e following up with candidates, psychometric testing, interviewing and onboarding new joiners.)
  • Using an evidence-based approach to test for aptitude, personality and behavioural attributes that help employees to thrive in our collaborative culture, and identifying how these could be incorporated into our recruitment process.
  • Providing Swigger support. You will be a central point of contact for people-related questions and signposting Swiggers to suitable resources.
  • Supporting the well-being of all Swiggers by being a friendly face and empathetic ear.

About you

  • You’ve recently finished, or are about to finish, your Masters or PhD degree in a people-related course (for example, but not limited to Organizational Psychology / Business Psychology / People Analytics / Social Sciences / Behavioural Economics) and are looking for a role that will allow you to use your knowledge in creative and innovative ways.
  • You are able to think about culture questions from an analytical perspective. You instinctively question underlying assumptions and collect information to test these.
  • You are inspired by how we have described our culture and our mission of nurturing it as we grow.
  • You believe work should be fun.
  • You are can-do and energetic. You are eager to deliver tangible value and see theimpact of your efforts. You thrive on being busy.
  • You are highly attentive to detail, conscientious, and strive for accuracy in everything that you do.
  • You can be unorthodox. You don’t follow the herd. You definitely aren’t a corporate HR person.
  • You thrive in a highly collaborative environment. You are happy to share early versions of your work and change direction when needed.

Essential skills for the role

Skills you need to thrive in this role:

  • Communication . You’re an excellent communicator, in both written and oral form. You can adapt your communication style to a widely varied audience.
  • Problem-solving. You’re able to break a problem down into its core elements, and then take an analytical and data-driven approach to identify and test potential solutions.
  • Analytical . You’re able to gather and interpret data, then extract key themes to provide evidenced conclusions.
  • Conscientiousness . You take pride in your work, have a high level of care and attention to detail, and a determination to always deliver the very best that you can.
  • Organization . You’re able to work on several tasks in parallel, handle interactions with numerous stakeholders, keep to deadlines, and flexibly adapt your priorities as new important or urgent tasks appear.
  • Emotional intelligence . You’re aware of your own emotions, able to manage them, and able to adapt your style to other personality types.
  • Collaboration . You’re able to work closely and build strong relationships with others, share work-in-progress and incomplete ideas, give and receive continuous feedback, and deliver value in small iterations.

Desirable skills for the role

  • Agile working . You have knowledge of Agile principles and methodologies.
  • People Analytics . You have knowledge and experience of analysing and interpreting complex statistical people data.
  • Coaching . You have experience of providing tailored and evidence-based support to a diverse range of coaches, or you’re trained in an industry-recognised coaching qualification.

Benefits

We believe in paying people what they are worth and not what we can get away with. Our excellent salaries are above the normal market level, and this is always determined based on the candidate’s individual skills and contribution.

All our people also receive:

  • Share options.
  • 8% employer pension contribution.
  • Life assurance: 4x salary.
  • Income protection: full pay for the first 6 months of incapacity followed by 75% of salary plus pension contribution.
  • Private medical insurance (Bupa).
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays.
  • Car Scheme/Bike Scheme.
  • Continuous personal development.
  • Buddy to support you.
  • Free lunch by our lovely chefs.

More Details

Apply by

31.05.2022

Locations

Knutsford (Cheshire)

Regions

North West

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