VP of People (Fintech)

London, England, United Kingdom


You already know how Monzo disrupted banking, and how Transferwise made it simple to send money abroad. We bet you’d rather summon an Uber than hail a taxi. Insurance is the latest traditional industry on the brink of a tech transformation.

In 2016, Zego was founded by ex-Deliveroo managers with a mission to make insurance more accessible to gig-economy workers. Instead of paying for an annual policy upfront, Zego customers could purchase cover by the hour through our mobile app. Now, we’re expanding our horizons. We’re reimagining insurance to empower modern workers, whether they’re self-employed or part of a business. Zego customers come from an ever-expanding number of professions, and we deliver a relevant product that’s easy to manage online. We believe that everyone deserves clear, simple and flexible insurance. From carpenters to corporations, part-time hustlers to workaholics, Zego is committed to building insurance products that provide total peace of mind at a fair price.

In 2018, the Zegons landed in both Spain and Ireland. It’s our ambition to become a global business – we’re constantly pushing to break into new markets, discover what our customers want and deliver the products they need. We’re backed by the best VCs in Europe and have been named amongst the ‘100 Hottest Startups in Europe’ and ‘Insurtech 100’.

Best of all? We’re just getting started.

Why do we need you?

Having started 2.5 years ago, we are backed by the best VCs in Europe. Over the next 12 months, we will double in size and expand to another five countries (we are currently a team of 65 in three different countries). During the first six months, you’ll implement everything the best way we can and in your second six months you’ll execute at a pace which supports growth. We know it’s what everyone says, but we genuinely believe that a great startup is built by having the right people who believe in the mission, thrive in the face of adversity and want to be the best version of themselves.

As the VP of People, you will be working alongside the CEO, being instrumental in taking our company to the next level. You’ll continue to build a high-performance team, backed up by the best culture as well as the strategic vision to implement the best people practices to get us there.

This is a really special opportunity for someone who is emotionally intelligent, people-driven and a leader in the space who understands what it takes to build great businesses, establishing themselves as a core member of our leadership team.


Identity & culture - You’ll be responsible for facilitating how our culture and values are represented across the company - how they influence the entrepreneurial (yet collaborative) behaviour and overall happiness in the workplace.

Internal coach - Operating as the key people advisor and employee relations expert, you will provide coaching and guidance across the employee lifecycle. This includes performance development and capability, employee engagement, employee relations, talent management and succession planning.

Hiring - You will build your own team. You’ll work with them to design and roll out a great on- and offboarding process, and deliver training to ensure all hiring managers are equipped with the skills to find and hire amazing people.

Operational processes - You will own key strategic people projects, working with the team to define, develop and deliver these projects in line with business objectives.

Team management - You will manage, coach, mentor and support two People team members (People Manager & Office Manager/EA) to help them develop their people capabilities. You’ll build out the People team as you see fit for the business.

Company leadership - Owning and running your own department, you will help to lead the business. You are not afraid to challenge the leadership team, including the CEO.

L&D - We really want to invest in our employees, so we would like to design an incredible learning & development program within the business to ensure all of our team members are happy and have the tools they need for personal and professional progression.


Who are you?

You’ve done this before - You’ve most likely been at another fast-growing business and you thrive in dynamic working environments.

Be intuitive and approachable - In addition to being highly emotionally intelligent, we also value humility, honesty and listening skills.

Pragmatism - You come with a strong people operations background, but you also know what works (and when) through experience of trial and error. You are a person of action.

Strategic thinker - You are able to think laterally and have a clear vision of how to make people and business thrive. You’re confident and comfortable communicating your ideas, both internally and externally.

Inspirational leader - You are able to inspire, influence, coach and develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels. Team members naturally come to you for advice and coaching.

Technology and startups - You are excited about the mission at Zego. Changes and innovative environments excite you more than they scare you.

Data driven - You are able to extract and present actionable insights from our hiring and people tools where relevant.

Curiosity - You are keen to learn and always put knowledge into practical use, to help you and others thrive.


What you'll get from working with us?

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