Head of People and Culture


Montane is one of the fastest growing premium outdoor brands in Europe.

Recent investment from Inverleith LLP will provide an acceleration of this growth and open new opportunities.

We specialise in creating technical clothing, backpacks and accessories for fast-paced mountain sports, where design and performance are of the highest quality.

We have a young, ambitious, dynamic team motivated by a love of the mountains and with a passion for producing exceptional products in line with our ‘Further. Faster.’ brand vision. We are represented in many territories around the world and have a head office in Northumberland and a showroom in the Lake District.


Montane is looking for our first ever Head of People & Culture to support our dynamic and growing business. You will provide leadership on HR, people related issues and policies and work strategically to embed great people practices that are aligned with, and enhance, our core values. Our people will be central to our success and as our first fully dedicated HR person –you will be critical in ensuring future success creating an environment that allows our people to thrive....

We are a rapidly expanding organisation, having grown to over 50 employees in the last few years, a key part of the role is to retain and develop our creative, kind and ambitious culture as we continue our rapid growth.

You will further develop the culture and ensure Montane remains true to its core values as we grow.

  • You are a senior people professional and have experience in a people function within a fast scaling business.
  • You have 5+ years’ experience in growing a people function, HR processes and a team around you.
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of UK HR and employment legislation.

    You will be measured and driven by a mindset built on:

    - Caring deeply about people and their success
    - Leading and influencing people
    - Able to to build strong, collaborative and productive relationships with colleagues and partners
    - Business-minded and commercially astute, starting with the business goals
    - Adept at working at speed to implement scalable solutions
    - Astute decision maker and can prioritise effectively
    - Striving for excellence in everything you do. You don’t accept mediocrity in the team around you
    - Ability to solve problems creatively and are not afraid to challenge the status quo
    - Have the confidence and experience to act as a trusted advisor, and the ability to coach and counsel at all levels
    - Adaptable and flexible
    - Great attention to detail and are extremely organised
  • As Head of People & Culture at Montane, you’re ultimately accountable for driving the successful growth through developing its People & Culture practices
  • Talent Attraction & Acquisition - working with Senior Leadership to evolve the organisational structure, write briefs and job descriptions and identify candidates.
  • Overseeing an excellent talent acquisition process so that all candidates have an exceptional experience
  • Build on our internal HR processes around onboarding, pay & benefits, performance, talent & success planning
  • Coach and counsel people at all levels within the business
  • Ensure our processes keep pace with our growth
  • Own the Montane People Strategy and be responsible for its delivery
  • Develop the internal culture to ensure Montane’s continued rapid growth, retention planning for key talent and attract new talent to support future needs

    To apply please submit a CV and a covering letter to: recruitment@montane.com

    Closing Date: Friday 3rd September 2021

    ~No agencies please ~

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