People Development Manager

  • Location
    Reading, Berkshire
  • Category
    HR - Learning & Development
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
  • OrganizationType

Office Angels are currently recruiting for a People Development Manager for our client based in Reading.

Role: People Development Manager

Location: Reading

Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum

About the role:

As the People Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in enabling our client's employees to reach their full potential. Partnering with Regional Managing Partners, Heads of Discipline, and key stakeholders, you will be responsible for managing, motivating, and developing teams.

The People Development Manager will ensure that the company values, vision, and strategy are delivered through the successful running of the people and performance functions within the support function remit. This will involve the recruitment, development, and retention of staff.

People Development Managers are expected to get to know their team members and build a strong rapport, they must be able to gain an understanding of what is important to an individual and the wider business.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in people management and will be passionate about creating a truly vibrant and people led culture where our people can thrive.

Your main duties will include:

  • Assessing current and future staffing needs within the support functions

  • Assisting with recruitment requirements and the candidate selection process

  • Allocating day-to-day operational tasks and ensuring effective communication

  • Facilitating onboarding and providing relevant training to new and existing team members

  • Conducting regular 1-2-1 meetings to foster communication and build rapport

  • Overseeing the personal development plan review process

  • Collaborating with the Head of People & Culture to identify technical training needs

  • Supporting the Learning & Development Manager in identifying training requirements

  • Maintaining succession and development plans for key roles

  • Demonstrating empathy and providing support during challenging times

  • Managing staff within your remit and handling employee relations issues

  • Ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures

  • Encouraging process and system improvements for better working practises

The ideal candidate

  • Previous experience in people management/team leadership within an administration or customer service team

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Analytical mindset with the ability to understand the commercial implications of activities

  • Confidence to challenge and influence decision-makers

  • Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks

  • High levels of emotional intelligence and adaptable communication style

  • Flexible and adaptable to change

  • Experience working in a multisite regional environment (desirable)

How to Apply

If you have a passion for culture and people, and you're looking for an opportunity to make a real impact, apply now! Please submit your CV to Morgan Lay at

Note: Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Join our client's team and contribute to the success of their vibrant and people-led culture. Apply today and take the next step in your career!

Office Angels is an employment agency. We are an equal opportunities employer who put expertise, energy, and enthusiasm into improving everyone's chance of being part of the workplace. We respect and appreciate people of all ethnicities, generations, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and more. We do this by showcasing their talents, skills and unique experience in an inclusive environment that helps them thrive. If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage, please let us know and we will be happy to support you.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Morgan Lay