Joining Busuu means being part of one of the top EdTech companies in the world, a multiple award-winner recognised for its innovation and impact in language learning.
Busuu’s vision is to empower people through languages. We are the world’s largest online community for language learning, with 120+ million registered users. We make learning a language easy by combining AI-powered courses with feedback from our global community of native speakers and lesson content designed for real life.
Busuu is part of the global Chegg family. Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform and a NYSE listed company.
If you are interested in EdTech and want to be a part of a mission-driven organization then we would like to hear from you.
What does a People Director do at Busuu?
A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced People Director to join our fast growing edtech compan y . We are a team of 200+ talented and driven people with offices in London and Madrid looking for someone to help us on our journey!
You will run a fully functional HR department, recruit and manage talent, help us with organisational design, coaching and development, and the implementation of learning and development programs. You will also support the COO and the Senior Leadership Team to define, implement and guard the right culture within our London and Madrid office.
What you will be doing:
Act as People Team point of contact for Chegg to build on common opportunities / synergies.
In partnership with our corporate parent HR team, d eliver a complete human resources capability that can scale as the company grows including:
Talent acquisition and onboarding
Learning and development
Compensation and benefits
HR information systems (HRIS) and payroll
Compliance and risk management (e.g. GDPR, IR35)
Disputes / grievance process
Contribute to long-term goals around business and people development, including succession planning
Provide leadership on people-related issues and policies across the
Company developing company wellbeing, health and counseling policies
Provide useful data to help guide decision making, allow the company to scale effectively and efficiently, and create a better working environment and engaged culture
Develop and manage the department’s annual HR budget
Take oversight of the company’s culture together with the COO
Run Madrid and London office operations
Keep abreast of best practice, as well as the latest regulations, and continually improve our policies and processes
What you will bring to the table:
7+ years experience across Talent acquisition, HR business partner and generalist experience working in a high growth environment (i.e. minimum 50% YOY growth both in terms of revenue and size of team)
Hold a relevant degree or equivalent practical experience with proof
of HR related qualifications and experience in best practice
Experience in leading a People Operations or Human Resources team ideally in an organisation with >150 employees
Interest in edtech and /or language learning and ability to excite potential candidates about our industry
At Busuu we want to ensure that you have access to some great benefits
Our centrally located offices are well-equipped with free breakfast, plenty of snacks, fresh fruit, and free dinner of your choice if you need to stay late
You get 2 free lunches per week at our office that you can choose out of a wide selection of restaurant in the area
Busuu offers a great Private Health Insurance scheme
There is a personal training budget just for you, so you can learn more in your field, attend virtual conferences and events that you find interesting
We like to support our teams with their work-life balance so we offer flexible working hours and a hybrid model of working
We offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Staying connected as a team is very important to us, so we have lots of social activities for you to join such a team lunches, weekly socials, quarterly team, and company events
What happens next
We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around. The hiring process is the following steps:
CV application review – We will review it as quickly as possible
Let’s chat – Quick chat with our recruiter about your experience and the role
A video call – Call with the hiring manager
Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they’re cultural, racial, religious, or otherwise. This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice – and a safe, judgment-free zone to speak freely.
If you like the sound of that, join us. We’d love to hear what you have to say.
Busuu is the world’s largest language-learning community, touching the lives of 120 million learners across the world.
At Busuu, we make learning a language easier by combining AI-powered courses, instant feedback from our global community of native speakers, and lessons with qualified teachers.
If you love languages, want to work with smart, creative, energetic people and possess the initiative, confidence and good judgement to make independent decisions every day, then you’ll love working with us!