People Manager

Join the Barefoot Revolution

Join the team in the mission to reconnect people (especially ‘our’ people in this case) with nature through their feet.  


Vivobarefoot make the best barefoot shoes in the world. Created without compromise around our patented Pure Barefoot Technology, our products are the epitome of ancient wisdom with modern technology. Designed in London, with a sole for every terrain, to live your life barefoot - 24/7.

Role Overview

We have grown a lot over the last few years, with plenty of new faces joining.  This is a unique opportunity to join our special company and make a real positive impact on the planet.

We need a barefooted lynchpin to help us make our little office the sustainable it can be, help our lovely people Live Barefoot and make Vivo the best place to work in the UK.  We are passionate about our values and need someone who shares our passion and determination.  This role encompasses a lot – from ensuring that we have a lovely office environment to work in, to helping coordinate the directors, to dreaming up new initiatives to make our Vivo lives easier and more enjoyable – we are looking for someone that bit special to sprinkle their magic and help support the business as we continue to grow.  We need someone with ideas, passion, strength and determination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of all things office and barefoot including
    • Sourcing & ordering the most sustainable office supplies
    • Managing the external office cleaning services
    • Staff travel bookings – with a careful eye on our carbon footprint
    • Co-ordinating staff expenses
    • Keeping a lovely - but sometimes rather messy bunch of people - in order.
    • HR & payroll admin – helping us live more barefoot
    • Managing office repairs and maintenance – if you have ideas to make the office more sustainable, we want to hear it
    • Diary management superskills.
    • Management of staff benefits program
    • Internal events planning – e.g company days, Christmas and Summer Parties

Person profile and skills:

    • The ability to take an environmental magnifying glass to everything we do
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with everyone – from our team of number crunchers to our creatives, to people outside of Vivo.
    • Basic knowledge of excel and first-class organization skills
    • Show personal accountability, escalating issues and seeking guidance when required.
    • Strong, effective communication skills (verbal & written) with a fun and articulate manner. 
    • Proactive, self-starter with a can-do attitude.