People Manager

Job description

About Oviva

We believe good health starts with nutrition and lifestyle, not medication. Our mission is to help 50 million

people lead healthier and happier lives by 2025 by providing the best digitally-enabled behaviour change


Oviva was founded in 2014 and is Europe’s largest provider of digitally-enabled behaviour change treatments

to people with health conditions related to diet such as type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and complex obesity. We

offer our patients the most accessible, personalised and high-quality care possible, and we embrace

technology to overcome the demand challenges facing the NHS and health systems worldwide.

We do this by:

• Creating unique digitally-enabled treatment programmes for patients, delivered by dietitians supported

by a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, psychological wellbeing practitioners, specialist nurses,

registered nutritionists, health coaches and activity experts.

• Offering patients access to expert advice in a time and place of their choosing, via our NHS Digital

approved Oviva smartphone app, online Learn portal (with tailored video, audio and text content) or

over the phone.

Our services are delivered in partnership with the NHS, supporting access, quality and efficiency

improvements. We work with over half of the NHS regions in England (called Sustainability and

Transformation Partnerships), are the largest digital provider in the NHS England Diabetes Prevention

Programme and were selected for the NHS England Innovation Accelerator. Beyond the UK we also operate

in Switzerland, Germany, and France, and are backed by Europe’s leading venture funds.

We can only deliver all of this with the help of our incredible team. Having a culture that people want to work in

is very important to us and we're proud to say 96% of our team would recommend working for Oviva. We do

this by keeping our values are at the forefront of everything we do, from patient care to internal culture:

• We put the patient first

• We measure & improve

• We tackle it together

Job requirements

The Role

To further scale our existing UK business, we are looking for a highly effective, experienced People Manager

to manage one of our clinical teams across Diabetes and Weight Management. You will be a critical member

of the clinical team, leading on recruitment, performance management, and ongoing HR support to the Clinical

Director. You will be confident managing remote teams, adept at staff coaching, experienced in managing

performance issues and able to efficiently manage recruitment cycles. You will report into the Clinical Team

Manager, working closely with the Clinical Leads to effectively support and develop the clinical team.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Managing the recruitment of clinical staff including defining job specifications, candidate screening, interviewing, contract negotiations, onboarding and inductions 
  • Day to day people management of an in-person and remote clinical nutrition team 
  • Setting employee objectives, monitoring performance and overseeing annual staff appraisal process alongside Clinical Leads 
  • Identifying coaching and development needs across the Clinical Team and coordinating relevant training 
  • Identifying performance management issues and confidently addressing these collaboratively with the relevant employee 
  • Ability to define and communicate clear strategic objectives 
  • Coordinating training in order to support the growth of the Nutrition Team
  • Embracing and driving new ways of working from concept to implementation 
  • Ad hoc HR support 
  • Working closely with the Operations Leads to achieve company KPIs

Key Competencies 

  • Collaborative – can do attitude, work effectively in teams, 
  • Empathetic – peer to peer support, resilient, 
  • Innovative – self starter, solution – action orientated, creative 
  • Knowledgeable – proactively upskilling, adaptable, 
  • Commitment to Oviva Mission & Strategy

The Ideal Candidate 

• Strong experience managing people with direct line management experience 

• Experience managing remote teams ideal 

• Interest in staff wellbeing 

• Experience managing performance issues and effectively resolving these 

• Experience managing the employee lifecycle from recruitment, onboarding through to exit interviews 

• Driven, energetic and willing to learn fast 

• Highly organised 

• Excellent communicator and influencer 

• Tenacious 

• Able to operate effectively in a collaborative team whilst also confident working autonomously within your remit 

• Interest in employee relations

Our Offer 

• The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in revolutionising healthcare in the UK 

• Exciting and rewarding role in high-growth start-up environment 

• Training opportunities and regular salary reviews 

• Flexible working 

• Competitive Salary 

• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option of an additional 5 days unpaid leave 

• Company pension 

• Regular team socials as well as free breakfast & snacks daily