HR Manager

Since its opening in July 2019 The Standard, London has boldly propelled The Standard brand onto the international stage. The hotel playfully respects the building's history while creating new expansive spaces for the neighbourhood to play from our bars, terraces, restaurants, lounges and event spaces throughout the building.

Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The Standard, London has 266 rooms ranging from our snug Cosy Core rooms to terraced suites with outdoor bathtubs overlooking the dramatic St Pancras station. On the ground floor, you'll find Double Standard, our street-facing bar and restaurant home of our legendary burger, Aperol Spritz slushy and our Bottomless Sunday Brunch. (Don't forget to book!) Next door is The Library Lounge, where our carefully curated library pays homage to the building’s original use, and, our Sounds Studio, home of our virtual culture hub, Sometimes Radio. Our 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo is back, where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ showcases his live-fire cooking surrounded by 360-degree views of London - only accessible by our iconic exterior red pill lift.

At the heart of our hotels are, of course, the people who through their vibrancy bring our properties to life. We are now seeking an experienced and dynamic individual that will capture the essence of The Standard, London to join our team as our HR Manager.

Your role

As a HR Manager at the Standard London, you will work as part of a wider HR team and support the Director of HR & Head of L&D in providing a generalist HR service to over 250 employees once the hotel is fully operational.

The primary focus of the HR team is to partner with our department managers and provide support, coaching and guidance across a range of HR areas to facilitate the effective people management of their teams. There are of course several areas where you will be more actively involved in operational HR activities including the provision of a full end to end recruitment service for the hotel; more specifically the development of employee attraction strategies in order to secure top quality candidates, conducting interviews for senior positions, contracting and onboarding.

The HR team also manage a number of people systems across the hotel, including our payroll system Fourth HR and you will be responsible for managing the entire administration cycle for our monthly payroll. You will also manage ER issues providing advice and guidance to line managers, whilst maintaining an unbiased yet pragmatic business approach to ensure we maintain legal integrity. There will of course be many other aspects to your role including various HR and Recruitment projects that you will have the opportunity to manage, both within the hotel and wider HR projects in collaboration with other HR teams as we grow the Standard brand worldwide.

You will look towards the longer-term development and engagement of our employees to continually inspire them and deliver a truly bespoke HR service experience, that is anything but Standard! You will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a high volume, high energy environment and can manage both employees and senior managers with ease.

Do you have what it takes to be a HR Manager at The Standard?

While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging with the ability to build genuine relationships with both employees and senior managers. You will need to be a confident and proactive self-starter ideally with a number of years’ experience gained in a senior HR role gained within the UK or International Hospitality industry. In addition to this you will also need….

  • A proven track record in a similar HR Manager, Officer or Advisor role with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team. Your HR experience should have ideally been gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’, destination restaurant or boutique hotel sector
  • To be highly motivated and pro-active; able to act with integrity, professionalism and positivity in all employee interactions
  • Hold relevant HR qualifications at a minimum of associate CIPD level 5 (or similar)
  • Experience across a range of HR disciplines; Recruitment and ER with a solid understanding of UK Employment law
  • Prior experience of processing payroll
  • Exceptional Administration and IT skills; experience in using Fourth HR, Peoplebank and Flow LMS preferred

We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be a HR Manager at The Standard, we’d love to hear from you.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment.

Benefits Include

  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform Provided
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Rates across all Standard properties
  • F&B Discounts
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £500
  • Tuition Aid Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan & regular social activities
  • Bike 2 Work

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