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HR Manager

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

About the Freedom Fund

The Freedom Fund (www.freedomfund.org) is a global fund with the sole aim of helping end modern slavery.

We are a catalyst in the global effort to end modern slavery, working in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. We invest in and partner with organisations and communities on the frontlines of ending exploitation.

By partnering with those at risk of modern slavery as well as visionary investors, governments, and anti-slavery organisations, we bring together the knowledge, the capital and the will needed to dismantle the systems that allow slavery to exist and thrive.

About the position

This is an exciting opportunity for a HR professional with a strong belief in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in helping to build high performing teams within the international anti-slavery sector. You will be leading in a small HR team and will be responsible for delivering effective HR services to the global organisation. The role will report to the Managing Director, Finance and Administration.

This role will suit candidates with previous generalist HR experience, particularly those with experience working in a global organisation and / or within a charity and a personal passion for and commitment to social justice missions. You should be highly skilled at prioritising and managing multiple activities, with great attention to detail.  You should value working with a diverse group of internal stakeholders and enjoy communicating effectively with people from different cultures and with different backgrounds.


•    Oversee global recruitment, ensuring fair, safe and compliant recruitment practices that particularly encourages and supports applicants with lived experience of human trafficking and/or forced labour.

•    Ensure background clearances are obtained on all new hires.

•    Ensure new starter onboarding and induction.

•    Work with managers to identify learning and development needs and facilitate access to appropriate solutions for staff globally.

•    Maintain HR policies and procedures and ensure that these are well understood and adhered to across all jurisdictions.

•    Provide high quality and timely HR advice and support to managers and staff globally.

•    Facilitate periodic benchmarking reviews of remuneration and benefits, in line with the organisation’s pay policy.

•    Oversee performance management – including probationary and annual reviews, and employee relations issues such as grievance and disciplinary cases.

•    Monitor staff engagement and retention and work with managers to continuously improve the Freedom Fund as a place to work.

•    Support the organisation to move towards its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Vision – taking ownership and driving forward HR-related initiatives outlined in the DEI Action Plan.

•    Manage our Employment Pathways Program that offers internships for those with lived experience of human trafficking and/or forced labour

•    Work with the Managing Director of Finance and Administration, Senior Legal Counsel and the Employer of Record in relevant jurisdictions to ensure legal compliance in all HR activities globally.

•    Provide HR analytics and recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team and Board.

•    Keep up to date with employment legislation and best practice.

•    Manage the relationship and act as day-to-day point of contact for the Employer of Record in relevant jurisdictions.

•    Provide HR input into organisation-wide projects and initiatives.

•    Oversee global Employee Assistance Plans, monitoring and promoting staff wellbeing.

•    Maintain personnel files.

•    Maintain the Human Resource Information System (PeopleHR).

Qualifications and experience

•    At least three years of experience of holding a generalist human resources role within an organisation.

•    Demonstrated knowledge of relevant employment laws and human resources practices.

•    Experience of end-to-end talent management (recruitment, development, performance, and HR processes)

•    Demonstrated ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

•    Ability to take a local and global perspective.

•    Line management experience.

Personal attributes

•    Outstanding oral and written English communication skills and the ability to present information in compelling ways.

•    Trustworthy – particularly with sensitive or confidential information.

•    Clear thinking, analytical, and a problem-solver with sound judgement

•    Empathetic and willing to take a collaborative approach.

•    Team player committed to the Freedom Fund’s values.

•    Highly organised, with strong prioritisation and administration skills

•    Ability to work independently, displaying strong initiative in solving day-to-day problems with limited direction.


•    £46,999 – £48,235 per annum, dependant on experience

•    10% non-contributory pension scheme.

•    25 days holiday pro rata, plus public holidays.

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, cover letter (maximum one page) and contact details of two professional referees, one of which must be the applicant’s current / most recent line manager or current / most recent Head of HR. If professional referees are not applicable, personal references are welcomed, providing they are able to speak to the strengths listed in the above description.

Please send applications by email in PDF format to jobs@freedomfund.org, including ‘HR Manager’ in the subject line by Monday 9th October 2023 at 9.00am BST.

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please. No agencies please.