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Head of People - Oxford, Hybrid working 3 to 5 days per week

Enara Bio™ is a science-led company leveraging its proprietary discovery platforms to deliver targeted cancer immunotherapies designed to treat a broad patient population. Enara Bio is exploring the hidden depths of cancer and T-cell biology to discover and characterize novel, shared immunotherapy targets such as Dark Antigens™ and HLA-independent ligands. We are pioneering approaches to exploit these targets with a TCR-directed T-cell immunotherapy product pipeline.

Enara Bio was founded in 2016 and has been well funded to invest in the build out and growth of our R&D efforts and our fantastic team. The company is based in Oxford, UK and currently has 55 employees.

Enara Bio is a purpose led and values driven organisation that recognises the critical importance of a people-centric company culture to our ongoing growth and success. We have an exciting opportunity for an accomplished HR leader to perform a key leadership role advancing a next generation approach to our HR, People and Culture activities. There will be the opportunity to work in a hybrid way once you have got to know the team and culture. This is an established role that will suit someone for either 4 or 5 days per week.
  • Provide overall strategic and operational functional leadership for HR, People and Culture
  • Partner with employees and leadership teams to curate the activities and approaches required to champion Enara organisational culture (Enara Expedition), ensuring ownership, engagement, and awareness across the Enara community
  • Coach our Enara community, providing advice and guidance on HR best practice while sponsoring the required activities needed to support individuals, line managers, & functional leaders and enable a comprehensive approach to employee engagement, development, and wellbeing.
  • Lead activities to attract and retain a diverse, talented and inclusive community, including oversight of recruitment process, management of offer/hiring process, and ongoing employee support and engagement
  • Advance overall talent management approach, including employee recognition, personal performance, personal development, skills-based training, leadership development and learning perspectives
  • Define and maintain appropriate company policies, procedures, process, and systems that provide flexibility for employees, align with Enara’s culture approach, and address Enara’s legal and compliance responsibilities,
  • Develop the competitive Employee Compensation and Benefit provision
  • Apply knowledge around Employment law, GDPR/data protection laws, and other applicable statutory requirements to ensure overall compliance
  • CIPD Level 7 or equivalent experience
  • Have a passion for next generation approaches to organisational development
  • Exceptional people management and leadership capabilities with wide range of HR, coaching, critical thinking, and consultative/business advisory skills
  • Ability to work and adapt in fast paced environments, demonstrating a creative solution-oriented approach, with an ability to multitask and deliver results
  • Friendly, approachable and people orientated communication style
  • Applied knowledge of current best practices, trends and law relating to HR strategy and practice
  • Ability to work and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment and comfortable being hands-on whilst also owning the overall People Strategy

The Enara Bio team is driven to make a meaningful difference for people affected by cancer. Our culture is defined by our behavioural ethos:

  • Act with unconditional positive regard and integrity
  • Support each other to grow and develop
  • Promote a collaborative, passionate and fun working environment
  • Innovate by discussing issues, data and ideas openly
  • Respect each other and value our diversity
  • Embrace our shared goals and take ownership of our journey

A competitive salary is offered, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a benefits package including pension and health insurance.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate proof of the right to work in United Kingdom.

Enara Bio Limited is an equal opportunities employer

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Job Reference: 797420