Head of People and Culture – Land Life Company – Amsterdam

Land Life Company

At Land Life, our ambition is not just to create positive change, but to inspire it. We’re on a mission to restore our planet’s 2 billion acres of degraded land, by planting the right trees, at the right time, and in the right place; leveraging technology every step of the way; and unlocking carbon and other new markets to fund this work. Our team is global, our impact is significant, and now we’re looking for a Head of People & Culture who will support Life’s rapid international growth and ensure happy, healthy and effective employees. This is an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact for local communities, biodiversity and to use nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt our planet to climate change.

Together, we create impact you can see.


Land Life is an international scale-up with over 10 years of experience in nature restoration. Last year we planted 3.5 million trees worldwide and were recognised as an UpLink Top Innovator at the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more about Land Life and our principles.


As the Head of People & Culture at Land Life, you’ll be at the heart of Land Life’s growth journey, shaping and nurturing our company culture and ensuring that every individual feels valued, supported and empowered and is able to perform at the best of their ability. As we navigate through a period of rapid growth, your leadership skills and ability to influence others will be instrumental. Together with our Management Team, you’ll translate our strategic vision into HR initiatives that drive engagement, foster talent, and boost organizational effectiveness. Furthermore you will be responsible for all People related projects, such as our performance management, and will collaborate with our People Operations Manager to make sure our operations run as smoothly as possible. You will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Other than that, you will:

  • Develop and implement a visionary HR Strategy aligned with Land Life’s growth objectives, focusing on strategic resource planning, organizational design, and fostering a vibrant company culture;

  • Cultivate and evolve Land Life’s culture, reinforcing our core values and nurturing a positive, inclusive work environment that grows with the international organization;

  • Collaborate with management to provide proactive guidance on individual employee issues and strategies for talent attraction and retention;

  • Oversee recruitment processes, ensuring the hiring of top talent while enhancing employee engagement;

  • Manage People related projects, such as performance management and our compensation and benefits;

  • Be involved in HR operations, ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations.


  • Work in a highly engaged, rapidly growing international nature-restoration company towards impact you can see;

  • Expected salary range of € 90.000 – € 112.000 (this range can shift pending experience, qualifications and location of the position);

  • 25 days paid leave;

  • Office in a beautiful location in Amsterdam, next to Oosterpark;

  • Daily free lunch at the office;

  • Weekly company workouts, home office budget, pension scheme, etc.


  • Experience in scaling international organizations and affinity with Land Life’s mission;

  • Extensive experience within HR. Meaning at least 10 years within HR, of which at least 4 years in a leadership position;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary HR practices, including compensation and benefits, performance management and learning & development;

  • Proficient in developing employees and coaching at a strategic level, fostering growth and maximizing potential within the organization;

  • You have a refreshing and forward-looking attitude towards People & Culture, marked by strategic thinking and a keen appetite for excitement and fast-paced environments;

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.


Does this role of Head of People & Culture at Land Life sound like the perfect match for you? Submit your CV and cover letter via the ‘Apply now’ button. Our process includes a brief initial call by one of our recruiters, followed by several interview rounds.

We welcome different perspectives and experiences because we believe this is the foundation for achieving high-integrity nature restoration at scale. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.


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