Who We Are

We are experts in the business of people

We have two passions – people and business relationships. We believe they both matter. And when both are finely tuned, organisations thrive.

If you have bold intentions and want sustainable change, you need us on your side. A critical, strategic and trusted partner. Hugely committed, we empower clients across the full HR and leadership spectrum.

Working across many sectors, our culture is collaborative. Every consultant in our team has held senior roles and has exceptional expertise in their field which means when you work with us you get experience, integrity, and an unsurpassed breadth of knowledge.

With over 20 years’ experience, our bespoke service is tailored entirely for your needs, providing support across the whole employee lifecycle.

We believe in long term relationships, working flexibly with you as your business evolves to tap into the full potential of your people and deliver great results.

People Business – Inspiring people and organisations to be their best and deliver the extraordinary.

Join our team

We are always looking for great people to be part of our team, and are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Consulting Practice Manager (Competitive salary, Full-time, Office based)

Please email your CV and Covering Letter (required) explaining why you would be successful within this role and indicate your salary requirement.

A challenging and exciting office-based role at People Business, a consultancy in Ottershaw, Surrey.

Due to expansion, we are looking for an experienced Practice Manager to join our diverse and friendly team on a full-time basis.

People Business enables organisations to improve their people practices and business performance. Our specialist Consultancy services stretch across the full spectrum of HR and talent activities and this new position is a key support role, allowing our consultants to focus on delivering for our clients.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Finance Director (and to the MD for consulting support responsibilities) the post holder will be responsible for developing finance and operational excellence in the business.

Together with an Office Assistant and a Bookkeeper, the Practice Manager will ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office including all internal systems and processes.

The finance element in this role encompasses the billing life cycle, revenue forecasting and management reporting, payroll, budgeting and effective cost management.



  • Monthly invoicing
  • Compliance with Client procurement systems
  • Financial business reporting
  • Onboarding new clients
  • Managing the internal procurement process
  • Supporting the FD with statutory requirements such as VAT, Tax, Payroll, Pension Scheme administration, etc.
  • Assisting the FD with credit control
  • Supervising the Bookkeeper
  • Coordinating the forecasting process
  • Provide analytical insight into the profitability of client projects


  • Ad hoc support to colleagues
  • Internal training on systems and processes and ongoing support
  • Maintaining the HR system
  • Supporting the hiring and onboarding process
  • Supervising the Office Assistant
  • Procurement and supplier management
  • Maintaining the asset register
  • Responsible for GDPR processes
  • Troubleshooting IT issues, facilities, etc
  • Reviewing and streamlining processes; research and recommend new software and systems; manage subsequent implementation

Personal Competencies

  • Structured and organised with a strong ability to prioritise
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Influencing and collaboration skills
  • Results focussed – driven to achieve


The post holder will need at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

3 years bookkeeping experience to include billing life cycle, revenue forecasting, management reporting, payroll and budgeting is required.

Proven experience of managing a full ERP implementation / software system from initial discovery and analysis of internal requirements to researching and identifying resources, planning and implementation is highly desirable.

Technical Competencies

  • Sage and Sage Payroll
  • MS Office; including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of VAT, tax, payroll, time sheet systems, budget development and oversight

Competitive salary negotiable (£35-£45k per annum)

25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

Free parking

Covid precautions:

Perspex screens between desks. Daily temperature recording. Hand sanitiser on each desk. Multiple tea stations. Restriction on number of staff currently in office at any one time.

How to Apply

Send the following to recruitment@peoplebusiness.co.uk

  1. CV
  2. Covering Letter (required) explaining why you would be successful within this role and indicate your salary requirement – failure to provide this information may result in automatic rejection – paying attention to detail and the ability to follow instruction is vital:

Application deadline: 19/01/2022

If you are interested in joining us, please send us your cv with a covering letter to recruitment@peoplebusiness.co.uk