Head of People

Job description


Do you have a passion for people? Do you enjoy developing their skills & talents? Do you get energy from working in a fast paced environment?



Did you answer YES, then you’re the person we’re looking for!


Just imagine joining the management team of a fast growing startup, where you will help drive the company’s success. You will focus on managing our growing team of Junior Recruiters, leading internal operations; learning and development,  the talent acquisition strategy and optimising all people-centered activities.


Think this sounds great, but need to know more about the company itself?


We are a team of clever, curious and slightly obsessed talent experts. We work for Startups & Scale-ups, mostly in-office, to help them find, attract and hire the best tech people in the world.

We work hard, and we celebrate failures too because those are the moments we learn the most. Our approach is informal, personal, and with a personality. Just be you. No need for suits either.


The role

The Head of People is part of the Management team, alongside the CEO and Head of Client Operations. Responsible for the internal people team, whereby the focus is on learning and development, internal recruitment and general HR. 


The Head of People has 4 key focuses: 

  • LevelUp Academy provide and market trainings and speakers, grow the LevelUp name in the startup and recruitment space, by driving thought leadership and attending meetups and events.

  • Grow Access to Recruiting Talent develop and lead the talent acquisition strategy, optimise and promote the LevelUp brand to help attract, recruit and retain great talent. As well as managing our internal recruiter.

  • People Management and Coaching lead by example managing the Internal Recruiter and Office Manager. Implement, coordinate and manage the Traineeship for future Talent Hackers.

  • People Operations and Engagement ensure all employees feel connected and engaged with the mission, vision and values of LevelUp. Provide opportunities to learn and develop skills / knowledge and motivate all employees to continuously improve. Overall responsible for all HR/People Operations.




Now that we told you a bit more about the role, can you see yourself working with us? 


Hopefully your background sounds something like this…

I am an experienced people manager, with at least 4 years of leadership experience and extraordinary people skills. I enjoy building people processes and culture. My values include integrity, humour, persistence and I have lots of energy and personality. I am entrepreneurial, strategic, and a fantastic communicator and influencer, adaptable and able to create structure for others. Project management skills would be a huge bonus too.


Whats in it for you?


  • Join an ambitious, forward-thinking and energetic team focused on continuous learning and working with integrity and humour

  • Be part of the Management Team - engaging in strategy and growing the business and team

  • An opportunity to make a huge impact in the European (tech) recruiting ecosystem as well as in the Startup ecosystem

  • Stretch your people and leadership skills to the maximum; by sustainably growing the team

  • Enable growth not only at LevelUp but also in multiple fast-growing startups and scale-ups

  • Work from the beating heart of Europe’s biggest Startup hub (40.000 m2 of startup hub B.Amsterdam)

And the benefits:

  • Enjoy unlimited vacation days

  • Macbook + Mobile Phone reimbursement

  • Free lunch + drinks on Frijaays

  • Equity Plan


The Good News is that if you were reading this far we bet you’re a bit like us. Excited? We are!

Apply directly or have a look at our career page at: http://join.levelupventures.nl


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.