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Location: London, Greater London, England, SW1A 2DX, United Kingdom Posted: Jun 15, 2021

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We strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Bumble is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her, he/him, they/them, etc). Bumble is looking for a flexible, culture-centric and proactive HR Business Partner to join our growing team. Based in London, you will be responsible for solving complex organisational challenges with people-related solutions. You will work closely with managers and senior leaders to coach, challenge and support them as our business continues to evolve and scale. This role will report to the Senior HR Business Partner, with an initial focus on partnering with our Product team as well as some or all of the following: Business Intelligence, Community Operations, Safety, Research. Bumble is growing fast, so the ideal candidate will be flexible and open to an evolving scope of work, with experience in handling international employment across multiple territories.


    • Provide coaching and guidance to managers and senior leaders in the Product team as well as some or all of the following: Business Intelligence, Community Operations, Safety, Research
    • Working closely with the wider HR Business Partnering team in the UK and US to provide support across other functional teams and geographies as required
    • Develop positive working relationships across the organisation in order to anticipate people-related needs, proactively address pain points, and ensure a workplace where everyone can contribute and thrive.
    • Work on a wide range of strategic people-related matters and projects including team structure and optimisation, employee engagement and retention, organisational culture and change management
    • Facilitate a learning and growth environment; share best practices, stay up to date with current organisational research and roll out centralised/localised learning & development initiatives
    • Lead on employee relations issues, both formal and informal
    • Collaborate with the Compensation & Benefits team to research and advise on salary benchmarking, pay bandings and other reward mechanisms
    • Provide pragmatic advice to line managers on the implementation of all people policies; collaborate with the HR Business Partnering team in London to design globally vs. locally relevant policies where appropriate.
    • Oversee performance management processes and initiatives; collaborate with the wider People & Culture team to design and implement new performance management workflows as part of our Workday rollout
    • Work with our DEI Center of Excellence to drive local and global DEI plans


    • Significant experience in HR Business Partner and/or other relevant roles, in a progressive, high growth environment
    • The ideal candidate will have experience in startup and scaleup organisations (+ additional experience in a larger organisation would be a bonus); in particular we are seeking someone who is comfortable solving problems and delivering projects autonomously as part of a small HR team
    • Experience in working in technology companies, ideally in a B2C environment
    • Experience working in global organisations, specifically across Europe plus ideally some experience with US / APAC / LATAM
    • Accustomed to working closely with senior leaders as a strategic thought partner, with the ability to influence and challenge when needed
    • Solid knowledge of UK employee relations processes and relevant employment legislation (additional experience or knowledge of other countries a bonus)
    • Thought leadership and wide knowledge of organisational culture and development topics
    • Tech-savvy and comfortable with various types of HR Software (Applicant Tracking, HRIS, Performance Management, LMS, etc.). Workday Preferred
    • Adept at working with data and spreadsheets including pivot tables, lookups, etc.


    • Strong understanding of and passion for Bumble’s unique culture and mission
    • A natural relationship builder, you actively seek to build networks and gain a broad understanding of how organisations work
    • Extremely organised and highly skilled at project management
    • Highly collaborative; proactively seeks out a range of opinions and perspectives
    • You are highly curious and always seeking to learn, keeping up with the latest news and publications on topics relating to organisational design & culture
    • Positive, proactive, and solution-focused
    • Personal gravitas: you articulate your thought processes with conviction, back up your ideas with data & evidence, and don’t shy away from debating the best course of action for the business
    • A thoughtful communicator and influencer; skilled at adjusting communication style and approach based on the audience and context
    • Demonstrated ability to act with the highest level of discretion at all times
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity, tight timelines, and multiple competing priorities
    • Global mindset and willingness to work across international time zones
With over 700 staff in 10+ countries all working remotely during the time of COVID-19, we’ve worked hard to adapt and support our teams during this challenging time, including: * Flexible working hours * Streaming free, live yoga & meditation sessions each week, as well as a full weekly timetable of free online exercise classes * ‘Random Coffee’ - connecting staff across the globe in pairs once a week to get to know each other over a video chat * ‘First Fridays’ - meal delivery for a remote lunch with your team once a month * Employee Support Fund for those whose households are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 * Written resources to guide employees through this challenging time * You will also be taken through a fully digital onboarding process! About Bumble Inc. : Bumble Inc. is the parent company of Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s highest-grossing dating apps with millions of users worldwide. The Bumble platform enables people to connect and build equitable and healthy relationships. Founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, the Bumble app was one of the first dating apps built with women at the center, and the Badoo app, which was founded in 2006, was one of the pioneers of web and mobile dating products. Bumble currently employs over 700 people in offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, and Moscow. For more information, please visit: Apply for this job

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