Senior People Partner



People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Who are we?

Our team is the first in the world to use autonomous vehicles on public roads using end-to-end deep learning. With our multi-national world-class technical team, we’re building things differently.

We don’t think it’s scalable to tell an algorithm how to drive through hand-coded rules and expensive HD maps. Instead, we believe that machine learning algorithms learning from experience and data will allow our driver to be more intelligent and capable of easily adapting to new environments.

Our aim is to be the future of self-driving cars: the first to deploy in 100 cities across the world bringing autonomy to everyone, everywhere.

Where you’ll have an impact

This role is expected to be able to provide strategic support to a dedicated department, in both a reactive and proactive manner, working with the leadership team to enact and action their goals and enable high performance through people related practices and processes. This impact is expected to be achieved in an autonomous, delivery & data focused way, with a key focus on senior stakeholder management and support.

Challenges you'll own:

  • Partnering with Talent to ensure an effective and high quality Talent hiring machine that meets the organisational design requirements of a department, ensuring a high quality process leads to high quality candidates and subsequent outcomes.
  • Performance management, expectation setting & elevation across all of a department, of both technical contributors and managers.
  • Growth and development strategies
  • Supporting the leaders to maintain positive engagement & motivation across the teams
  • Ensuring DEI is accounted for in People practices and decisions within a department
  • All ER situations within a department
  • Organisational Design

What you’ll bring:


  • At least 5+ years in a People role
  • Demonstrated experience in high impact people projects (performance management, career frameworks, L&D, organisational design, etc)
  • Empathy & understanding with clear approachability
  • Ability to understand departmental and company wide context (goals, systems, structures, people)
  • Demonstrated commerciality
  • Experience in Senior Stakeholder Management
  • Great collaboration skills with different levels of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in employee relations
  • Expertise in performance management and building high performing teams
  • Experience in Organisational Design (span of control, role design, org structure)
  • Concise communication in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to influence and convince others, flex style to different stakeholders, pivot and flex as needed


  • 2+ years as a Senior People Partner / HRBP
  • Experience in designing and implementing career frameworks

Our offer:

  • A position to shape the future of autonomous driving, and thus to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time
  • Immersion in a team of world-class researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs
  • Competitive compensation and stock options
  • On-site chef and bar, lots of fun socials, a workplace nursery scheme and more!
  • Help relocating/travelling to London, with visa sponsorship
  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.

Wayve is built by people from all walks of life. We believe that it is our differences that make us stronger, and our unique perspectives and backgrounds that allow us to build something different. We are proud to be an equal opportunities workplace, where we don’t just embrace diversity but nurture it - so that we all thrive and grow.