The Humane League (THL) is a global nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. THL fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. Over the past few years, we’ve grown to a staff of 100+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world. At The Humane League (THL), how animals are treated in the food system is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.


The Humane League’s (THL) People team seeks a new Director of Global People. At THL we’re dedicated to providing an exceptional employee experience, supporting our team seamlessly at every stage, striving to remove barriers, and equipping our organization with the tools needed to develop and flourish. We’re seeking someone who shares our vision and commitment to a culture of excellence. This is a newly created role to support our growing global workforce. We seek a leader who will foster a positive culture, embed The Humane League’s values into all their work, and support our global workers employed through various employers of record (“EORs”).

The ideal candidate must be able to navigate the challenges we face in providing an excellent work experience to our global  (i.e., non-U.S. based) workers; challenges which include working across varied cultures and time zones and developing equitable policies while addressing differences in employment laws in different countries. As THL’s Director of Global People, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing the team’s experience across our global workforce. Collaborating closely with the leadership in the Global Programs team and the Director of US People, you will develop and execute strategic initiatives to streamline global people operations, ensure compliance with applicable legal requirements, and champion THL’s values to provide an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

This role requires managing our relationship with the employers of record. You will work on performing the day-to-day People team and organizational development functions including onboarding, engagement, compensation and benefits, employee relations, compliance, and company culture for THL’s global workers alongside our external partners/employers of record. You will also work closely with our Learning and Development Manager to ensure our global team members have everything they need to succeed.

This is a full-time, remote position, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. It is anticipated that this position may require international and/or domestic travel, which is estimated to include approximately 2-4 trips per year averaging a week in duration.

We are only able to consider applicants who reside in the United Kingdom and possess United Kingdom work authorization. We have a similar role open to US candidates, and you can view it here.

We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at 3:00 pm EST/8:00pm BST for you to find out more about the role and ask any questions you may have. The webinar will be hosted by Katie Scholer, Chief Operating Officer, LaKeisha Arndt, Talent Acquisition Manager, and Alex Suchy, Vice President of Global Programs. If you’re interested, please register here. As a webinar, you’ll only be able to see the presenter and not others watching. The webinar will be recorded and available here on our careers page job posting by Wednesday, June 26th. If you register for the webinar, you will receive a copy of the recording once it’s been completed.

This position will close on Friday, July 12th, 2024 at 4:00pm EDT/ 09:00 pm BST. Late applications will not be accepted; if you are experiencing technical issues, please contact careers@thehumaneleague.org prior to the deadline. Please submit applications and all supporting documents in English. All application questions and materials need to be submitted here through the application submission, we do not accept applications through our careers email. 


Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build an effective global people operation using your management experience and knowledge of working with EORs.
  • In collaboration with leadership in the Global Programs team and the Director of U.S. People, develop and execute strategic initiatives to streamline global people operations and deliver an experience that is inclusive, equitable, and as consistent as possible across our global workforce,
  • Organize, lead, and shepherd the process of implementing contracts between the EORs and global workers. Ensure close collaboration with other stakeholders, including the Legal team, to implement new contracts or updates to contracts for our global workers.
  • In collaboration with our EORs, serve as a trusted advisor and escalation point for complex compensation, benefit, and performance management issues, including employee relations matters.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees to resolve conflicts fairly and equitably.
  • In collaboration with the Director of U.S. People, lead performance management and performance improvement processes for global workers. Collaborate with and train managers in performance-related systems and support managers to ensure that THL has a high-performing global workforce.
  • Ensure THL’s policies and procedures comply with applicable requirements as advised by EORs and our Legal team (e.g., compensation and leave regulations, data privacy, and data protection requirements). Develop and maintain audit and compliance procedures for personnel files as required outside of the EORs.
  • Collaborate with the Global Programs team, Legal team, and the Director of U.S. People to decide on when to hire employees outside of the U.S. Advise the Global Programs team on best practices for hiring and retaining global employees.
  • Lead efforts to attract, retain, and develop talent globally, including coordinating hiring processes, onboarding initiatives, and ongoing support for staff hired through EORs.
  • Collaborate with the Director of U.S. People and other stakeholders, as applicable, to develop and maintain global benchmarks for benefits and compensation. Evaluate existing benefits packages and make recommendations for enhancements to remain competitive in the global talent market.
  • Oversee or advise on specific strategies to support the professional growth and development of global talent.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to embed THL’s values into all aspects of Global and U.S. People operations, from recruitment to employee development to the end of the employee/employer relationship.
  • Maintain regular engagement with EORs and internal and external stakeholders to:
    • Ensure that our global workers have support they need when working with their EORs.
    • Ensure timely and seamless coordination of payroll, benefits administration, and compliance efforts.
    • Continuously evaluate external partnership performance and make recommendations for optimization or changes as needed.
  • Strategize and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Legal, IT, and Global Programs, to align People team initiatives with broader organizational objectives and priorities.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline People team processes and enhance operational efficiency. Implement best practices and tools to automate routine tasks, reduce administrative burden, and improve the overall employee experience.
  • Effectively manage their team’s budget to ensure optimal allocation of resources in support of organizational goals and priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 7+ years of progressive experience within a comprehensive global people operations leadership role encompassing all facets of the People team function including talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, and compliance, including experience with EORs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in navigating complex management challenges with a global workforce, identifying root causes, and developing effective solutions. Strong conflict resolution skills to address employee relations matters in a constructive manner.
  • A general understanding of global HR best practices with the ability to liaison with EOR on changing trends.
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace environment.
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively across diverse cultural and geographic contexts.
  • Ability to think strategically and align People team initiatives with organizational goals and priorities, ensuring a holistic approach to talent management and development.
  • Ability to drive and manage change initiatives effectively, including process improvements, automation, and organizational transformations.
  • Ability to support global workers in multiple time zones, which may, on occasion, require irregular hours (this would be an exception rather than typical).
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), a second language desirable but not essential.


Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified via email with further details on the status of your application. If a candidate is moved forward, the interview process will be as follows:

  • Phone Interview (via phone call)
  • Work Simulation Exercise (completed remotely)
  • First Interview (via video call)
  • Final Interview (via video call)
  • Reference Check

For full details of our recruitment process please review this document.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation range for this role is £55,479 – £67,808 GBP depending on experience and qualifications. At The Humane League, we believe in maintaining a fair and equitable work environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to transparency and equity, we recently implemented a job architecture framework, which levels all of our roles according to size and complexity, as well as a compensation step system, which allows us to account for an individual’s total years of related experience when determining their compensation. In addition, we have adopted a no negotiation policy for salaries. To determine a job’s level, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including a job’s size and complexity, required experience, knowledge, and/or skills, internal comparability, and market data. To determine final compensation, experience will be measured by considering prior work in jobs or activities that are related to the role at THL. These new practices are aligned with our organizational values and will help us ensure we maintain clear, consistent, transparent, and equitable HR processes.

Benefits for employees in the United Kingdom include: 25 working days off, the last Friday of each month as additional time off, additional discretionary unlimited leave, paid holiday entitlement, 8 weeks full paid maternal, adoption, or shared parental leave after one (1) year of service, 2 weeks full paid paternity leave after one (1) year of service, and £25.00 GBP telework entitlement. The Humane League is not the employer of record (EOR) for this position; the successful candidate will enter an employment agreement with a local EOR with whom The Humane League partners.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. We trust individuals to self-identify and ask for the accommodations they need. An example of an accommodation might be extra time to complete a work simulation exercise, among many others. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please complete this form to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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We value original work and thought in the application process; with that being said, please refrain from using artificial intelligence to generate your responses. By submitting this application you agree to comply with this. Violations of this policy may result in being dismissed from the hiring process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to this policy, please see above for more information.

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About The Humane League

We exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates.

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