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Head of People

Dovetail's mission is to improve the quality of every thing. We empower 85,000+ people, from agencies to universities to Fortune 100 companies, to make sense of their customer research in one collaborative and powerful research platform.

We're constantly working towards Dovetail being the best place to work for everyone so we're now looking for a Head of People to join our team. We're proud of the team and culture that we've already built at Dovetail, our values are lived throughout every experience and the Head of People will play a critical role in leading us through our next stage. We want to invest in our people in creative ways and there will be a big focus on developing our future leaders and building a world-class team globally.

Who you’ll work closely with

Benjamin Humphrey
Co-founder / CEO

What you’ll do

  • Lead the People function. It's a small but impactful team and has already had great success. You'll be responsible for hiring, developing, and leading the people team globally to ensure we achieve our ambitious goals.

  • You'll help to maximize the potential of our Dovetailers. You'll have overall leadership across the design and delivery of Dovetail's most impactful projects across people operations, employee experience, employee engagement, performance, diversity and inclusion, and learning and development.

  • Develop our people managers and leaders. You will support the development of Dovetail's leaders and support our people managers to set them up for success with their teams, leading all aspects of growth, development, and performance management at Dovetail.

  • Partner with the leadership team. You’ll be a core part of Dovetail’s leadership team and will be a trusted partner. You’ll collaboratively set and execute the strategy for all People initiatives including organizational design, workforce planning, leveling frameworks, compensation, and benefits.

Your background

  • You’re a highly experienced leader and have scaled a global People function. You have experience working in a high growth scale-up, and leading an impactful people team. You motivate and coach your team, set clear expectations, and support them to perform at their best.

  • A background in setting and communicating strategy. You should be familiar with building a people strategy from the ground up and have excellent communication, and presentation skills to get the whole company bought-in to execute your strategy. This is especially important given that the team will be split between Sydney and San Francisco.

  • You have experience in cultivating a high-performing growth culture. You’ve previously led the design of programs across learning and development and performance management to nurture and grow our talent to maintain our high retention rates.

  • You’re a hardcore people person. At Dovetail, we put our people at the core of everything we do, you approach things from a people first perspective and you’ll have a strong passion for building incredible teams and providing a world-class employee experience.

  • You’ll be an ambassador for our values. You’ll have a deep emphasis on driving our values at every touchpoint of the employee experience and you have a passion for evolving and maintaining culture through periods of rapid growth.

At Dovetail, we’re passionate about building and fostering an environment where every team member feels supported and valued. We celebrate individualism, welcoming everyone to show up as their authentic selves every day. It’s no secret that diversity builds the best teams, large or small, so we highly encourage applications from people who identify as part of an under-represented group. Please take a peek at Dovetail’s commitment to Program 50/50 and hear why we’re officially a Great Place to Work on our careers page for more info!

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Sydney, Australia
Full time
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Equity for everyone

No matter your role, we provide equity for all along with competitive salaries. See your investment grow as Dovetail grows.


Find your people. From running to go-karting, bouldering to surfing, there is a club for everyone.

Equal parental leave

We offer an inclusive framework of 20 weeks equal paid leave to support new parents.

Modern and pet friendly offices

Bring your pooch to our modern, ergonomic offices, plus enjoy organized monthly events.

Flexible work life balance

Whether you're a parent, student, or juggling a million things, we get it. While we're an office-first culture, we work together to make your schedule work for you.

Develop and grow

Take a course, attend a lunch and learn, or head to a conference! We love to support you any way we can.

Extra paid days off

Enjoy ad-hoc KitKat days to take a step back and spend it however you like.

Health is wealth

Every Dovetailer has access to Uprise (Employee Assistance Program) for themselves as well as their families.

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Dovetail’s mission is to improve the quality of every thing. To help us nail this, we need the best team.

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