Head Of Human Resources

Remote (United Kingdom)

Available to begin as a team member: ASAP

Location of residence: United Kingdom (all team building, pre-expedition events, micro-adventures, and talks will be mainly held in the UK, some international)

We are looking for an experienced human resource professional to support our Community Interest Company. Primarily responsible for developing company policies and ESG framework and reviewing our recruitment strategy. Example policies:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • Recruitment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Bullying
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Ethics
  • Remote Work

This will be an exceptional opportunity for a gifted and driven individual to help us at the very beginning of our exciting new social enterprise.

This position is a voluntary unpaid position requiring approximately 5-10 hours per week. As we grow we will be applying for grants to fund us, and our income stream from speaking engagements and film work will allow us to make this a paid position.

Full support of our Community Interest Company (CIC) and messaging:

  • Website
  • Activities/mission statement
  • Provide training and workshops, communication (media and film) and events (speaking, discussion panels) to educate, raise awareness and drive change within organisations, educational institutions, businesses, and community groups. We will also partner with these clients to work with them longer-term and provide continued support. This will help them to work towards UN sustainable development goals and address the climate change challenges facing our planet and its people.
  • All of our journeys will be eco-adventures, with a large focus on sustainable adventuring, spreading environmental awareness, and using green technology and equipment to power our travel.
  • Our adventures will be filmed/self-filmed as we pass through blue spaces like marine conservation zones, green spaces like AONB’s and SSSI’s, and National Parks to answer the question: “How do we restore our green and blue spaces at scale?” i.e., nature-based climate solutions.

Human Recruitment Experience & Skills (this is essential in growing the income stream of our CIC)

  • Strong time management and organisational skills which are demonstratable. Organising your time to ensure efficiency
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and written and verbal communication skills. Being very creative means our innovative approach will have more success in winning grants.
  • Employee relations, being able to resolve those concerns for and advocate both the employer and employees.
  • Charity sector knowledge especially in the environmental space.
  • Administrative skills. In this role, you’ll assess programs, allocate funds, and create reports after program evaluations.
  • Onboarding – demonstratable experience with onboarding processes.
  • Teamwork and collaboration – thinking of change and growth and the vision ahead and distilling within employees.
  • Experience using HR Payroll Systems / HR software
  • Ability to use online cloud services such as Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail) and CRM software (we use HubSpot)
  • Ability to use a CRM like HubSpot
  • Persistence – being devoted to our goals and ideals even if there are setbacks and continuing to push forward

Personal traits

  • Honesty, integrity, and long-term commitment
  • Eager to learn and push oneself to the max to get the most out of life!
  • Self-starter who requires little supervision and is well organised, happy to do independent work
  • Resilience and perseverance – it will be really tough at times, not just during expeditions but also with all the admin work needed to make the expeditions happen
  • Ability to dig deep and get out of your comfort zone
  • Friendly and kind even when it is difficult (true colours come out when your back is against the wall), keeping a positive attitude and motivating others is key if they are struggling
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Great communication skills – written and verbal

Physical skills

  • Comfortable learning new outdoor sports, sometimes extreme, like water biking.
  • List of sports/activities we would like to try for future adventures (UK and abroad): fat biking, tree planting, pack rafting, ski touring, kayaking, canoeing, trail running, SUP, sailing, MTB, bike-packing, ice climbing, rock climbing, bog snorkelling, wild swimming, rowing, ice skating, wild swimming, hiking, quidditch, snowshoeing, coasteering, canyoning, caving, mountaineering, paragliding, foraging, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkelling, freediving, jetskiing, raft building, gliding, flying, bushcraft
  • Good overall fitness – please send us a sporting CV of challenges you have done/expeditions you have been on, for us to assess and see if you could join us on some expeditions
  • Experience with being out at sea on a craft (sailing, rowing, kayaking)
  • Experience camping, potentially wild camping and be happy to camp for extended periods

Bonus skills we would appreciate

  • Ability to drive a car/van (even better if you own a car/van and are happy to share)
  • First aid training, we can get into difficult situations at times on our adventures
  • Experience in the voluntary/non-profit sector
  • Experience in the environmental and sustainability industry
  • Existing connections with outdoor festivals, brands, media outlets that we can work with, happy to share with Climate Explorers

Time commitment required

  • As long as you like, but a minimum of 10 hours a week shared between the full team will grow us to reach new heights

Find out more about us on our website – www.climateexplorers.co.uk

Video conference call interviews to be conducted with co-founders Isaac and Alex upon acceptance of the application.

If this opportunity is for you, please email us the below to hello@climateexplorers.co.uk

  • A cover letter telling us about how you fit the bill and why you’d love to join
  • Professional CV evidencing HR and policy writing skills

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