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Associate Director of People

Associate Director of People

About Healx

Healx is an AI-powered tech bio company that is redesigning drug discovery. With 10,000 rare diseases affecting 300 million people globally, 90% of which have no approved treatment, Healx is on a mission to pioneer the next generation of drug discovery to help rare disease patients in need. We combine data, artificial intelligence and deep pharmacology expertise to develop treatments more quickly and cheaply than traditional drug discovery.

The role

Healx is looking for an Associate Director of People ready to empower our incredible team of people at Healx to do their best work and support the company on its path toward delivering treatments to rare disease patients. You will bring a strong understanding of what great looks like, with the humility and curiosity to develop solutions that work for Healx. You will deliver exceptional people programmes and processes, shape our company culture, foster employee growth and development, refresh our people processes, and ensure a supportive and inclusive work environment for all.

You will partner closely and report to the Head of People, Tech and Operations to develop strategic plans and initiatives. With the support of our People Administrator you will ensure the healthy running of day-to-day people operations.
You will know you are successful when
  • Our People operations including recruiting, onboarding and offboarding run like clockwork.
  • Managers are providing top-class leadership support to their reports, through activities such as coaching and the development of personal development plans.
  • Team members understand what they need to do to drive impact at Healx and reach the next level in their career.
  • Our team is proud of our culture, and positively reinforces it through their daily interactions. People feel included, able to bring their full-self and potential to their work.
  • We have the policies in place that both support our team and prepare Healx for future investment and partnerships.
  • What we're looking for
  • You have experience at HR generalist/HR Business Partner level or leading HR in an early-stage startup, and you’re now looking for your next step up You are excited about taking on new challenges and responsibilities in a mission-driven startup. We'd love to hear from you if your experience and interest overlaps with this profile:
  • You have experience working in fast-paced, dynamic companies, ideally in Tech or tech bio 
  • You are versatile, ready to partner strategically with execs alongside building and executing people operations solutions
  • You are action-oriented, and comfortable operating in ambiguity
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are able to develop strong and productive relationships with people of all backgrounds and levels of seniority.
  • It’s a bonus if you have:
  • Experience maturing a company fast through the later stages of a scale-up.
  • Strong coaching and learning and development experience.
  • At Healx, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation. We know that brilliant minds from underrepresented backgrounds may hesitate to apply if they don’t meet every criteria. If you are passionate about contributing to our mission we encourage you to get in touch, even if you don’t tick every box. Your unique perspective and skills are valuable to us.

    Working at Healx

    Healx works from a modern accessible office in the centre of Cambridge within easy reach of the train station. We offer a flexible, diverse and inclusive working environment that considers your individual needs and believes in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements. You will be welcomed by a team of colleagues with decades of accumulated experience in their areas of expertise, happy to help you develop your own skills in a highly collaborative environment and who are keen to provide guidance and support in your personal and career development plans.
    At Healx we work remotely but value connecting in person at our office in central Cambridge and lab in Great Chesterford. The successful candidate would be able to visit either of these locations weekly.