Lead People Scientist

Apply to be our next Lead People Scientist and help take Hive to the next level.

The Basics
About Hive

We’re Hive, a tech scaleup with huge but realistic ambitions.

Our software as a service (SaaS) proposition operates in the ‘HR Tech’ space; one of the fastest-growing sectors in tech right now. 

Our feature-rich platform connects employers and employees by gathering workforce feedback and insights at scale, on a continuous basis – an approach that is now adopted by SMEs and multinational corporates such as Apple, Amazon and Google. 

We’re trusted by some great names (including Tarmac, River Island and Travelodge) and will be adding many more soon.

If you’d like to join an ambitious, competitive, dynamic, fun-loving team at a tech company that is going places – this might just be the job you’re looking for…

The Role

This is a key role in helping Hive achieve our vision – Every employee voice has the power to change the working world.

What’s the gist?

This is a maternity cover role – to cover in particular the customer delivery work for Head of People Science for a period of 9- 12 months (with the potential scope to extend or make permanent).

Working closely with our People Science Team, and collaborating with our wider Delivery Team, Product team and Sales & Marketing, you’ll play a key role in supporting the successful delivery of Hive’s People Science proposition, which is grounded in the latest thinking from the world of Occupational Psychology. You will help to coordinate large-scale projects, interact with senior stakeholders, and have the chance to get stuck into data analysis and desk-work. All for a customer base that includes fantastic businesses and household names, such as Travelodge, Yotel, Majestic Wine, Hermes.

Where you can make a huge difference!

You will be able to get heavily involved – and develop your skills – across the following areas:

Helping customers to achieve their employee voice goals: Partnering with customers in public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help culturally embed Hive as a trusted employee voice/engagement partner, using the latest thinking in the field of occupational psychology. 

As the key relationship holder at Hive, you will ensure our customers have all they need to make our partnership a success. You will also deliver a range of support sessions for leaders, project teams and employee groups. Typically these sessions involve strategic planning, facilitating discussions with key stakeholder groups, results/data feedback and presentations, workshops for senior leaders and line managers. 

You will have the opportunity to track and coordinate the ongoing delivery of these projects from this point on, ensuring the People Science team operate smoothly and efficiently.

Data analysis: A key part of our proposition is to provide our customers with insights, trends,  and reflections in the form of report packs following their internal surveys. You will access the Hive platform and use data analytics software (such as SPSS, PanIntelligence) to deep dive into the data and creating com ensure our customers understand what levels of engagement look like across the whole – and parts – of their business; as well as the drivers behind this data.

Content and community: You will have the opportunity to work with our Customer Relationship Manager to contribute to a range of publications – providing data from your research into Hive’s dataset to contribute to blogs, videos and articles – strengthening the Hive brand and building your own personal profile along the way! Building a community of best practice for our customers is part of the support offering. You can help them share ideas and best practice, bringing people together virtually and practically; such as through the participation in People Science workshops and other Hive-led events.

Learning & Development: You’ll keep up to date with the latest approaches, thought leadership and research regarding employee engagement, business psychology and HR.

Operations: At all times, you’ll uphold all of Hive’s policies and procedures, including those related to information security. Given the sensitivity of the data you will work with, you will also be required to adhere to ethical guidelines around customer and employee confidentiality.

Developing your skills: Continuous improvement is part of our culture and we’re not prepared to compromise. If self-development isn’t one of your strong points, Hive isn’t for you. 

Other cool areas to get involved with:

Pitching: We’re awesome when we pitch and as part of the role you might want to meet prospective customers alongside members of our sales team – to help build confidence in the product and the People Science proposition.

Product Development: As a passionate student of the workplace culture and engagement space, you will likely be interested in shaping the evolution of our product.  Working with our talented developers, you will have the chance to get involved in conversations around new product features and ongoing plans to improve the analytics and reporting capabilities of the platform.

Conferences & events: You will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of conferences and events. And, if you enjoy public speaking, you’ll get the support and development you need to deliver your own presentations one day!

About You

You will have a background in MSc Occupational Psychology (or similar, HR is useful too), with a real passion and interest in the areas of employee voice, engagement and organisational culture. You will certainly need to feel comfortable and confident working with data, with the ability to spot key trends and insights that can be pulled out into customer-facing reports and presentations. Experience working with survey data, and in particular within the fields of HR, consultancy, or business is key to this role.

You will be confident in your ability to host conversations and build professional relationships, as well as being able to listen, coach and understand customer requirements. Strong administrative and project management skills will also support your success in this role.

You’ll be expected to work autonomously and will have the opportunity to make decisions independently without any micro-management. Having said that, we will ensure you get the support you need, as well as the opportunities to develop and progress.

Benefits & Atmosphere

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