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People & Culture Lead

Code Computerlove - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Up to £40k
Published on
25 January 2023

First, a bit about Code Computerlove

We make digital products and services for an eclectic mix of clients – we work with big organisations like the BBC, fast-moving start-ups like LightSpeed Broadband, and local heroes like Manchester Pride.

We’re officially recognised as a Great Place to Work. 98% of people here say that the working environment is welcoming, friendly and fun, and 98% agree that people are treated fairly regardless of race, age, or sexual orientation.

Code was founded in 1999. Since then, we’ve helped shape some of the UK’s most-visited websites and become famous for our human-centred thinking, digital design excellence, and modern engineering practices. We even launched a global number-1 app, The Higher Lower Game.

Code is full of talented, passionate folk who love collaborating and helping each other out, and our client partners trust us to do world-class work.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting inclusivity and diversity at Code. We are actively encouraging applications from black and ethnic minority groups.

Who we're looking for

We're looking for a People and Culture Lead to help drive our talent and culture initiatives across Code. This is a broad role, and will cover anything from learning and development, recruitment support, employee brand development and community engagement.

What we pay

The salary range for this role is up to £40,000. This is a band 3 role in our salary framework and is dependent on your experience:

Band: 4

(Band Guide – 1: Junior | 2: Professional | 3: Lead | 4: Head/Principal


As our People & Culture Lead, your responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the go-to for our Computerlovers with questions or queries regarding their training and development plans, work experience or benefits.
  • Create and embed training programmes aligned with Code's objectives and have a strong understanding of these.
  • Work closely with leaders across Code and understand their areas and training requirements.
  • Embrace different training techniques, including e-learning, tutorial sessions or coaching.
  • Have an awareness of the allocated budget and an ability to find solutions to implement the required training.
  • Look for ways to utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop our people.
  • Build relationships with 3rd party training providers.
  • Build relationships and leverage partnership opportunities with external companies, including Manchester Digital and NABS.
  • Manage our work experience programmes within Code for High School, College and entry-to-work students.
  • Manage the development of Code's senior leadership team from a training perspective.
  • Design staple curriculums for our Computerlovers (i.e. values)
  • Continuously review the touchpoints of our Computerlovers and ensure any training or support embeds into existing processes.
  • Work with EssenceMediacom to utilise their offering and services where appropriate.
  • Work closely with agreed community groups to help train and develop the talent pool for Code.
  • Be aware of and actively work to develop your knowledge of emerging themes extending externally so that this awareness can reflect and develop internally.
  • Support with HR & Recruitment admin including but not exhaustive, raising POs, agreeing on new recruitment suppliers, and any administrative support with paperwork for personnel files.
  • Support the probation review process in line with Code's procedures.
  • Support with day-to-day HR queries, including signposting and support.
  • Periodically review our benefits and make recommendations for enhancing our benefits package.
  • Support with internal initiatives to embed our culture.
  • Be aware of our cultural markers and ensure these are in place.

Code Computerlove values

  • We value brilliant people in their capability and the things they make together.
  • We value people who are constantly improving both themselves and the world around them to make a difference.
  • We value people who collaborate, who are a joy to work with, and who get more from themselves and those around them by working together effectively.

It's not all about work

  • Make-Change Friday afternoon – dedicated self-improvement time
  • An annual training budget of at least £500 so you can develop your skills
  • Medical insurance with eyecare and dental included
  • Generous maternity and shared parental leave package
  • £25 per month wellbeing budget
  • Corporate discounts with the likes of John Lewis and
  • Flexible hours and flexible bank-holidays
  • Annual (and legendary) Christmas jaunt abroad
  • Social events subsidised by the company, including a weekly free bar
  • Bike and rail pass scheme
  • Your birthday off
  • Profit-related bonus

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