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Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

About FT Strategies

We’re a rapidly growing team building a disruptive Consultancy! We draw on a unique proposition; lived experience of the successful transformation of the FT, operating expertise from experienced practitioners and a proven playbook to help organisations transform to a high performing customer centred model. Our mission is to help organisations build valuable relationships with their consumers and build resilient business models. 

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business media organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. 

You’ll be an early team member of a funded startup within an established institution - a rare opportunity. We offer a fun and flexible work environment with competitive benefits including; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. 

Learn more about FT Strategies and what we offer here at ftstrategies.com.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious individual to join the team of this start-up. You will be joining a mission driven and dynamic work environment as we scale our business. You will be central to that growth, shaping our culture and strategy. You’ll be an early team member of a funded startup within an established institution - an extremely rare opportunity. You will be an enabler for our growth, working predominantly within the talent and HR space, but also with our MD and wider teams within the FT to enable us to deliver our business goals through investment in our talent. To be successful in this role, you’ll have experience of working within a talent management or HR background within a Consultancy business. You will be joining a fast-paced and dynamic work environment as we scale our consulting business. You will be central to that growth, shaping how it succeeds.

Key Responsibilities

This role will be responsible for supporting Management on talent management and staffing activities to deliver client projects, talent development, recruiting and business growth. Activities will include: 

  • Collaborate with the HR, Learning & Talent Team to on team training and development to deliver the right approach for our teams.
  • Project Management of Talent Initiatives
  • Managing performance review process
  • Collaborate with Managers on promotions and progressions
  • Collaborating with the FT’s internal HR & Recruitment functions to recruit, develop and support FTS talent and supporting the process from a system and compliance perspective
  • Managing new starter on-boarding processes

Required Skills / Experience 

  • High level of emotional intelligence 
  • Experience in coaching / talent development  
  • 5+ years of experience in a People role, in professional services and/or a fast growing team in a start-up / scale-up environment. 
  • Strong organisational, planning, analysis, and problem  up-solving skills;
  • Confident self-starter with strong work ethic, able to work independently with limited supervision - happy to take total ownership. 

Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 


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