About Swoop

On the surface we’re a travel agency specialising in adventurous trips to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic. Dig deeper and you’ll find a diverse team of twenty-five people who are deeply knowledgeable and passionate about their destinations, working with individual autonomy and shared purpose. Customers cite our three websites as the best guidebooks to their regions, and our trips and service second to none. Swoop is heading towards being not just the global number one for our destinations and a stand-out brand in the travel industry, but also the centre of gravity for a worldwide community of people with an enduring interest in the experiences that can be found at the ends of the earth.

People & Culture Manager

Our Bristol team is growing, and we’re looking for a part-time People and Culture Manager to establish and develop the HR function. The role is 2.5 days per week, office-based for two days per week, and remote/flexible for the remaining half a day. 

Who are we?
Swoop Travel is a 30-person (and growing) travel company, specialising in trips to the ends of the earth; extraordinary destinations that provide our customers with incredible experiences and lifelong memories.

Why is this role important?
Swoop Travel is built upon the knowledge, passion and expertise of our team. As we advance, we need someone to develop and support this team to grow in all the ways we know they are capable of.

Frankly, we’re at a crossroads in our journey and as a team we need to pull together now more than ever to achieve our ambitions. We’re at a point where our team needs the personal development, structure and support that only an experienced HR professional can provide.

What you’ll be doing
Generalist HR and ER, coupled with strategic, organisational growth and development planning. One week you may be honing a suite of policies, and the next devising a performance management system that provides all team members with a twelve-month plan for growth. This is a new role, so with it comes scope to optimise what we already have and build what we don’t.

Who you’ll be
This role lies right at the heart of Swoop, integral to our growth. We need someone strategic, someone who knows how to drive positive change and implement it. Someone tech savvy, who doesn’t wait to be told that something needs improving or updating, with ruthless prioritisation skills and the capability to work without bureaucracy.

It’s also important that you’ve worked in an SME or entrepreneurial environment in a senior HR position - ideally within an owner-managed business.

In return, we can offer
A salary of £40K-£50K pro-rata, dependent on your level of experience. This includes a company bonus, 25 days holiday per annum, opportunities to travel (alongside free travel insurance) and the best views in Bristol. Seriously – we don’t call our offices ‘The Condor's Nest’ for nothing.

How to apply
Please include your CV and a one-page covering letter to let us know why you could be right for the role.

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With over 50 years of Antarctic experience between us, we can help guide you to exactly the right trip for you.