San Diego People Team – People Partner

Scott Dunn, Solana Beach, CA 92075, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :
Scott Dunn is an award-winning luxury tour operator creating tailor-made vacations to destinations all over the world. With offices in the UK, US and Singapore, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding service to all our guests from the moment they begin their research online, right the way through to post-vacation evaluations.

The Opportunity

Joining our dynamic Scott Dunn US team in an exciting period of growth and working collaboratively with the wider UK-based People team, this opportunity will provide People business partnership for both our West and East Coast based teams. Working in a stand-alone capacity and acting as the point person for Scott Dunn’s growing US team of 40+ people, the role will support our business leaders on all people-related matters – including recruitment, retention, performance management, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation, training, and compliance. This is with the aim of ensuring the exceptional delivery of Scott Dunn’s US people function.


  • Collaborate with managers and team members to maintain a positive and inclusive culture which is aligned with Scott Dunn’s core values and behaviors
  • Partner with US leadership on organizational changes, employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Take the lead in resolving employee issues coach managers to be accountable for their team’s engagement and team success
  • Manage the quarterly performance cycle throughout the year with the US team
  • Use data and trends from various sources to proactively create engagement strategies
  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition team on all US recruitment activities, support hiring managers, and participate in the selection process as appropriate
  • Liaise with the L&ampD team to support the career growth of US team members
  • Act as the Scott Dunn lead for US payroll and benefits, which will be transitioned to a centralized shared service team between September 2023- January 2024
  • Propose and implement improvements to HR-related processes
  • Stay updated on employment law and regulatory compliance changes impacting Scott Dunn’s team implement actions where required
  • Conduct data analysis and reporting to provide input to for key decisions
  • Participate in and lead ad hoc People team initiatives, including planning, execution and change management
About You

You will be a pro-active, personable, and engaging individual that has evidenced the ability to support business leaders in a people-partnering capacity, ideally in a stand-alone or autonomous role. With at-least 4-years experience working across the full HRM lifecycle, you will also have demonstrable experience of HR best-practice, and a combination of both the expertise, ability, and mindset to coach leaders on their roles in ensuring the attraction and retention of exceptional talent. Other attributes that will assist in your application include:

  • Solid knowledge of employment legislation and US Labor Law, specifically California
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to build successful relationships with managers and employees
  • Experience using HR metrics to analyse data and make recommendations
  • Management of HR projects end-to-end
  • Ability to act as an ambassador for the Scott Dunn core values and brand to attract and retain talent
  • Effective administration skills, ability to multi-task and work at pace
  • University degree in a related field SHRM qualification further desirable
Values &amp Behaviours

All employees must promote, understand, and apply Scott Dunn’s workplace values. These are embedded in all roles and applicants must evidence the values as part of the application process.

  • In the know – Start by listening. We take the time to understand our guests’ and colleagues needs. Be Precise. We take pride in getting every detail right. Own it. We deliver on commitments we make.
  • In the Detail – Love learning. We energetically seek out and share new ideas and insights. Embrace feedback. We continuously seek to improve by sharing and accepting honest feedback. Work with the best. We attract, retrain and partner with the best.
  • Inspiring – Look to the future. We constantly seek opportunities to make travel memorable and sustainable. Be more we. We work together collaboratively and value different viewpoints. Win together. We celebrate each other’s successes and have fun.

We aim to find someone who would be office based at our Solana Beach office for at least 3 days a week. There will be an induction / training period initially, where you may be required to attend the office daily.


We offer very competitive salaries and a great benefits package including the following:

  • 18 days paid leave, rising by 1 day with each year of service (max 25)
  • 401K
  • Medical cover (100% contribution)
  • Company loyalty scheme (Travel Fund)
  • Travel insurance
  • Recognition awards throughout the year
  • Social events
Last Date For Apply: 2023-10-05 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEExpired