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Assistant Director of People and Culture

Business Unit:  The Peninsula London Corporate Office
Location:  London


As a key member of the HR and pre-opening team, we are seeking to hire an enthusiastic, passionate and experienced Assistant Director of People and Culture who has experience opening a luxury hotel and hands on experience supporting an HR function that is strongly focused on people, well being and a culture of service.


  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel opening
  • The Peninsula Hotels espouses luxury service, dedication to our customers, and commitment to our employees
  • Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team 


Key accountabilities


  • Assist with the development and implementation of people goals and strategies that serve to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent which enables the successful implementation of our pre and post opening hotel objectives.
  • Oversee the rewards and benefits function, ensuring the hotel remains abreast of market benchmarking to ensure the operation is competitively placed as an attractive employer.
  • Support the Heads of Departments with HR matters such as documentation, operational people support, on-boarding, right to work checks etc.
  • Supporting and foster a culture of brand service and implementing group HR and brand initiatives.
  • Represent the HR department for coaching, performance, disciplinary and grievance meetings.
  • Deputise in the absence of Director, People and Culture.


General requirements


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a HR Manager in the luxury, tourism, or hospitality segments.
  • Pre-opening experience within a 5-star hotel or large-scale operation is highly desirable.
  • Strong people leader with natural ability to engage with stakeholders
  • Brings creativity to work, highly adaptable, naturally positive with a fun attitude.
  • Fluent English language proficiency. 
  • Exceptional personal presentation as this role will be a brand ambassador. 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Words, Excel, PowerPoint.


We would be delighted to receive your CV and look forward to liaising directly with suitable applicants. We anticipate this position to commence Qtr 1 2022. 




The Peninsula London, located at 1-5 Grosvenor Place in Belgravia, will overlook Hyde Park Corner, the Wellington Arch, Green Park and the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Upon completion, the hotel will have 190 guestrooms with 25 luxury Peninsula-branded residential apartments. The construction budget for the project is in the region of £800 million and our ambition is for the hotel and residences to set new standards in luxury and service in the London market 2022.

Requisition ID:  30762