Cambridge, UK

HR Advisor - FTC

The Opportunity

Featurespace has experienced exponential growth over the last few years, ranking in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the third consecutive year as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Britain. In addition to this, we have been recognised as having ‘Outstanding’ team engagement rates across our business and were recently awarded a Business Culture award for best ‘Culture in a crisis’ in 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic HR Advisor to join our dynamic and collaborative team at the heart of our global expansion, on a 12-month fixed term contract. For this role, we are very happy to consider candidates looking for flexible working arrangements, including those returning to work, flexible hours, home/office hybrid working, and more – please let us know what you’re looking for when you apply.

You will be joining a small but integral team that values fun, teamwork and personal development above all else, and will be getting involved in varied HR projects, in addition to supporting all team members across our offices in the UK, US, Singapore and Israel You will ensure our people have everything they need so they can focus on delivering our brilliant product to our customers, identifying, and putting into practice improvements as we continue to grow at pace!

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a hugely varied role supporting our global offices, providing support, and making improvements to our people practices ranging from employee relations to reward and recognition. As part of a hands-on and fast paced team, you will work closely with key stakeholders across the business and be able to have a direct impact.

Day to Day

You will play a key role in our small HR & Recruitment function as we continue to strengthen the core of our growing organisation. You will be working with managers across all locations to provide support across all areas of the employee life-cycle and developing our people to be the best they can be.

You will act as an advocate of our company values and proactively make suggestions that will benefit the organisation across a variety of projects including (but not exclusive to!) supporting our Learning & Development programme, participating in company benefits reviews as well as culture driven work around team engagement through our Best Companies survey participation.

You will be part of maintaining current initiatives and driving new and exciting proposals into the business as we grow and adapt. Ranging from wellbeing, diversity to performance reviews and career laddering, we are keen to take on board new and innovative ideas for organisational best practise that propel us forwards!

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The Team

You’ll be joining a small close-knit HR and Recruitment team, working closely with our HR Advisor, Hannah Smith, HR Manager, Amy Timmins, and our Head of HR & Recruitment, Rowan Link.

About you

  • Completed CIPD qualification at level 3 minimum, or equivalent experience
  • Have experience building relationships with various stakeholders from across the business
  • Feel at home in a fast-paced and demanding start-up environment, that develops and changes quickly every day
  • Experience within a similar industry desirable but not essential
  • Be an effective communicator and decision maker, able to proactively identify issues and propose solutions
  • Have strong organisational skills, be able to handle multiple tasks and projects at once
  • Be able to take on ownership and act autonomously, but work effectively with the entire HR team leveraging your collaborative strengths
  • Come with strong analytical skills and the ability to deliver hands-on and pragmatic solutions in a constantly changing environment


Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • A starter finisher
  • Self-motivator with great time management skills
  • Enthusiastic and energetic, with a passion for people – caring, collaborative, and discreet.
  • Friendly and a good sense of humour
  • The ability to embody the Featurespace ‘feel’ – our unique tone and way of working
  • Openness and honesty
  • A proactive approach and can-do attitude to work in a changing and flexible environment


And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

As well as competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits, including flexible working..

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

Featurespace Job Application Privacy Notice

Featurespace Ltd., is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Legislation and any implementing legislation (the “Data Protection Legislation”) and will process your Personal Data in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and information security legislation. Any capitalised terms used in this Privacy Notice shall be given the same definition as in the Data Protection Legislation.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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