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VP People (f/m/d)

VP People (f/m/d)

locationLondon, UK
remotePartly remote
PublishedPublished: 27.9.2022
HR & Recruiting
Full time

VP People

Job description


causaLens are the pioneers of Causal AI — a giant leap in machine intelligence.

We build Causal AI-powered products that are trusted by leading organizations across a wide range of industries. Our No-Code Causal AI Platform empowers all types of users to make superior decisions through an intuitive user interface. We are creating a world in which humans can trust machines with the greatest challenges in the economy, society, and healthcare.

As we continue to expand our business, we are looking for a motivated and high-achieving Director of Applied Data Science to join the team on our vision to optimise every business on the planet. This is a full-time placement with significant opportunities for personal development. We offer an intellectually stimulating environment, work within an interdisciplinary team and an inclusive culture. We are a high-calibre, mission-driven team building a technology that improves our world.

We are committed to diversity and are committed to ensuring that everyone feels at home and can contribute as a peer within the business.

Role Summary

We are looking for a highly organised and logically-minded individual who is a self-starter and seeks an exciting leadership position within a fast-growing SaaS company to work in our London HQ office in Hammersmith.

The role will be a champion and enabler of the company values and culture, as well as driving positive employee experiences to build a credible employer brand that attracts and retains a high calibre of talent as the business continues to grow.

The business currently has c80 people with plans to grow to 200 by 2023.

The role best suits those who have a hands-on approach and can think outside of the box and are keen to work in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities

This is a diverse role, but a summary of some of the of these responsibilities are:

  • Taking overall strategic ownership of the People Department and leading from the front to build People related systems, processes and support needed to cater for 200+ employees

  • Taking overall responsibility for the talent acquisition initiatives to achieve the significant growth targets for the next 24 months

  • Work with the Talent Acquisition team on employer branding strategies and talent assessment frameworks

  • Lead initiatives that foster a continuous learning and development culture to ensure that all employees have clear career paths, performance is managed, and employees are clear on expectations enabling them to perform at their best

  • Drive initiatives that improve employee lifetime value, retention and productivity

  • Own the compensation strategy in alignment with profitability goals and values

  • Support the central onboarding processes

  • Championing company values and lead by example on these

  • Continue developing our transparent feedback culture

  • Championing and leading health and wellbeing initiatives.

  • Lead initiatives for effective diversity, equality, and inclusion management across the employee experience.

Job requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership or senior managerial People function
  • Must have experience working for a hyper growth, tech-driven scaleup (either Series A, B or C)

  • A passion for building a world class people function, with knowledge across the full spectrum of people related processes and activities

  • Hands-on recruitment expertise - ideally across a range of sectors, i.e. Tech, Data, Product, Sales, Marketing, Operations at all levels

  • Strong knowledge and experience in recruitment reporting, data-driven decision- making, and people analytics and metrics

  • Clear achievements and success in previous roles

  • Proactive with a strong sense of ownership and a “whatever it takes” attitude towards getting stuff done

  • Outstanding, written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good logical thinking and self-motivated problem-solving skills

  • Tech-savvy – fully understanding of common, low-level tools and how to effectively use them; our tools include Slack, Google Business Suite etc

  • Trustworthy, friendly, and very approachable

  • High degree of flexibility and able to adapt quickly

The Company

Current machine learning approaches have severe limitations when applied to real-world business problems and fail to unlock the true potential of AI for the enterprise. causaLens is pioneering Causal AI, a new category of intelligent machines that understand cause and effect - a major step towards true artificial intelligence. Our enterprise platform goes beyond predictions and provides causal insights and suggested actions that directly improve business outcomes for leading businesses in asset management, banking, insurance, logistics, retail, utilities, energy, telecommunications, and many others.

We are passionate about our team, our collective development and the culture that pervades throughout the organisation; as a senior member of the team, this role also has an important part to play in living and promoting our values.
We are committed to diversity and to ensuring that everyone feels at home and can contribute as a peer within the business.

causaLens in the News

  • causaLens raises $45m Series A to scale Causal AI - Tech Crunch

  • Best Deeptech Company 2019 - Artificial Intelligence Awards

  • ‘Meet causaLens, a Predictive AI For Hedge Funds, Banks, Tech Companies’ – Yahoo Finance

  • ‘The U.K.’s Most Exciting AI Startups Race To Scale’ - Forbes

  • AllianzGI Taps Virtual Data Scientists amid War for Talent’ - Financial Times

  • ‘Machine Learning Companies to watch in Europe’ - Forbes

  • 'causaLens Appoints Hedge Fund Veteran and Data Leaders to Advisory Board’ - Newswire

  • Best Investment in Deeptech’ award - UK Business Angels Association Awards

  • ‘100 Most Disruptive UK Companies’ - Hotwire

We may be biased but we believe you’ll be in good company. Aside from joining a smart and inspiring team, you’ll be amongst people who are always there to support your ideas and encourage you to grow. We celebrate our differences and come together to share our triumphs! This truly is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing and agile team, passionate about innovation and making a difference.

We care about our people’s lives both inside and outside of causaLens. Beyond the core benefits like competitive remuneration, pension scheme, paid holiday and a good work-life balance, we offer the following:

  • Share Option Scheme

  • Hybrid working - a combination of remote and from the office as required, along with all the tech you need to get the job done (MacBook Pro etc.)

  • Work abroad 2 weeks per annum

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Access to mental health support through Spill

  • Regular team socials inc. ‘Achievements & Global Cuisine Thursdays’ and annual company retreat

  • Office snacks and drinks to stay refreshed


Our interview process consists of a few screening interviews and a "Day 0" which is spent with the team (either in the office or virtually, whatever you feel comfortable with). We will always be as transparent as possible so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Years of experience

  • Senior
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