Chief People Officer

Job description

Chief People Officer

Are you a game changer? Are you eager to apply your inspirational leadership to our fast-growing and incredibly motivated teams, to nourish the engaging TSH company culture and to support our disruptive innovation? Are you passionate about driving growth and facilitating change for TSH through a focus on our people? Then we need you!

Why you’ll love working with us

 We live in a world where almost everything is always changing — the way we travel, study, live and work. One thing is for sure, however: everyone loves to connect.

We believe in creating a fun, creative and inspiring environment where anyone can live, work, play and grow. To get there we rely on our team of fun, smart and motivated people to embrace the student spirit and bring it to life.

We have big plans — including our goal to have 65 locations across Europe in 2023, with 26,000 rooms and almost one million square meters of shared spaces. Our new TSHLife app and digital platform will connect nearly a million current and former co-living and co-working guests.

In 2019 we’re about to enter a phase of hypergrowth — after opening 12 operational hotels in our scale-up phase, we’re now ready to grow into an industry-leading company, redefining the concept of a hotel as the world knows it.

Why do we need you?

Our people are the heart and soul of our business and our absolute top priority. We are seeking a Chief People Officer who can help us attract and retain the best people in the industry. We are looking for someone who personifies the traits we seek in every member of our team -- ambition, intellectually curiosity, and kindness – and who is ready to put their problem-solving skills to use to further help the teams to build an environment that is invigorating, rewarding, challenging and supportive. If you're all about culture, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and excited about building a world-class team, keep reading.

As the Student Hotel's Chief People Officer, you will be a strategic thought partner for the leadership team and responsible for leading all HR functions and facilities as well as our Business Services (Legal, Risk-management, Insurance, Compliance, Procurement and CSR). As The Student Hotel continues to grow and scale, the Chief People Officer will assess, design, and align the teams to support business goals and objectives. You will report to and work closely with our Managing Director.



What will you be doing to make that happen?

  • You'll take the lead in the creation and improvement of strategies and execution plans to grow our teams. Key elements of this are:
    • Scalability in hiring, onboarding and providing continuous training and development for our fast-growing team;
    • Further enhancement of team engagement by nurturing the TSH culture and by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment;
    • The creation and maintenance of succession planning for all key roles and translation of this to a talent development program.
  • You will be leading two teams that report directly to you; the People & Culture and Learning & Development teams;
  • Promote and act as a gatekeeper for TSH culture in all company initiatives and activities;
  • You will be coaching the Business Services team.



Who are you?  



  • 10 years of proven experience as an HR professional (experience in all aspects of HR) in a dynamic, international environment;
  • At least 3 years in an executive role reporting directly to the CEO;
  • Experience with change management, culture change and organizational development;
  • Experience with leading, coordinating and coaching various self-steering teams;
  • Previous experience in a fast-growing dynamic international scale-up;
  • Native or near-native English level for oral and written communication, with additional languages preferred.

Talents you have:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Organisational sensitivity
  • Analytical and technology-driven
  • Incredible communicator at all levels 

What do we offer you?

  • An amazing workplace, a great team environment, a fantastic vibe and lots of positive energy
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home and at all our locations
  • The opportunity to work at a dynamic, young, international organization. We’re a real game changer in the hospitality industry!
  • TSH cares and gives you access to of its facilities (e.g. a great canteen, gym opportunities, cool events and more)
  • Ready, set, grow! You’ll get the chance to learn and grow in your role (with the potential for growth in your team and across the company) and collaborate with other talented people who challenge you every day

Join team TSH!

Did we get you excited? We’d be thrilled if you would apply! Get started by clicking the apply button below and send us your CV/LinkedIn.