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Peope & Culture Lead

What we believe in
Better Futures, shaped by all of us.

At Neol, we believe that impact-driven individuals have the power to change the world. And the lasting impact is delivered when we do it as a community.

Our model puts the power back in the hands of communities. We do this by supporting them to learn in cohorts, connect and prototype together.

We are on the mission of building an immersive learning and a seamless collaboration platform that connects top independent creative talent with organizations working to solve the most urgent issues facing our society and planet.

We are looking for team members to support us on this mission and shape better futures, together.

Find more about Neol here.

About the role

As an early-stage startup with a remote team, Neol has an ambition of proactively challenging existing modalities and advocating for innovative models for the future of work. For us, the best workplace to belong to is an inclusive environment where the best talents bring their multi-dimensional selves to work.

We are looking for our first dedicated People & Culture Lead who shares the same ambition and gets excited by the challenge of helping to grow our team and the business by building a collaborative & inclusive work culture.

This is an opportunity for someone to own and develop the People & Culture roadmap and build the principles, policies, and frameworks to be right for Neol’s future of work vision. You will get to establish and push one of the most crucial factors of our business: Culture.

You will be the first team member on the People & Culture team with an active mandate to grow our currently 20 people team (through talent acquisition and business partnering), whilst managing external talent partners as required.

Key Responsibilities

As People & Culture Lead you will be accountable for end-to-end processes of Talent Lifecycle (Recruitment, onboarding & offboarding), Environment (wellbeing, inclusivity, collaboration efficiency), Compensation (benefits & perks packages), and Growth (learning & development, performance management).

More specifically, you will be entitled to:

  • Manage full cycle of talent services activities such as recruitment, onboarding, and offboarding processes. Engaging with external talent partners when needed.
  • Drive a positive and proactive culture within the organization, developing initiatives and team-bonding rituals to increase well-being and collaboration efficiency.
  • Develop new strategies for continuous improvement and engagement within the team, support the attraction, development, and retention of high-performing people.
  • Setting up the right systems for executing, monitoring, improving, and reporting insights related to performance management.
  • Embodying the values of Neol and role-modeling them on all occasions and keeping them up to date as we scale.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with leaders, leveraging problem-solving techniques to rapidly identify problems, and facilitating decision-making when required.
  • Proactively redefining our remote work policies and searching for feasible solutions to improve wellbeing while the team members work remotely.
  • Defining competitive compensation and benefits packages across different countries.
  • Engaging with external partners to actively assess contractual conditions in different countries.
Ideal candidate
  • At least 5+ years of experience in People and Culture / HR functions.
  • Previous experience within a global growing stage startup.
  • Affinity to work in a dynamic matrix organization and international collaboration.
  • Curiosity to understand our business and question the seemingly obvious.
  • A clear and friendly communication style, executive presence, and influencing skills.
  • Comfort with working across multiple time zones with team members across the globe.
  • Affinity on the remote work modalities and future of work concepts.
Additional information


  • Neol offers a competitive salary, stock options, and employee benefits to all of the team members.


  • We are a remote-first team. Currently, we have two main hubs: London and Istanbul, but we have distributed team members from GMT- 8 to GMT +5 timezones.For this role, we prioritize candidates that are located in Europe, between GMT+1 and GMT+3 time zones.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Neol is an equal-opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need, without any discrimination against individuals. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.


  • Please note this role is only open to candidates that are legally authorized to work where they reside. Due to the remote nature of the role, Neol does not currently sponsor candidates for visas or work authorizations/permits and does not currently support the transfer of visas or work authorizations/permits from prior employers to Neol.
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