Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.
We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.
In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.
We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £850k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).
We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it...
Frugi are looking for an experienced HR professional to join our Head Office team in Helston, Cornwall. Reporting to our Head of People & Culture you will play a vital role in supporting the business wide HR and recruitment function.
With a strong background in generalist HR, you’ll have a solid knowledge of and a passion for good HR practice and know the value it brings to a business and its people. You’ll be flexible and adaptable, providing enthusiastic support across a wide variety of general HR tasks, as well as providing daily HR support and advice to both staff and managers. With aspirations to develop your career in HR, you’ll work closely with our Head of People & Culture to support and drive the delivery of an excellent HR service. You’ll be highly organised with effective administrative skills, ensuring transactional HR work is handled with exceptional attention to detail.
With an outgoing and helpful nature, you will build a rapport quickly with our people and managers. You’ll balance strong people skills with a commercial approach to HR, with the ability to deliver personal development, improved productivity and keeping company goals and targets in mind. This is a demanding role, challenging and very rewarding!
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, progressive and forward-thinking organisation that really does put people up front and centre in all that we do.
Your Role in a Nutshell
To help recruit, onboard and maintain a happy, healthy, productive and well looked after Frugi workforce, by delivering a comprehensive, efficient and professional generalist HR service to all managers and staff, throughout our organisation.
Your Key Responsibilities
Be highly visible and accessible with in the business, acting as the first point of contact for all employees and resolving 1st line queries in a customer focussed and timely manner.
Provide accurate and sound advice to employees and manager, as required, on our policies and procedures.
Manage all employee administration throughout their lifecycle with the company, including onboarding, amendments to terms and conditions of employment, benefits, reference requests, leaver correspondence and creation and maintenance of employee files.
Lead and champion our award winning the Healthy Workplace Scheme at Frugi, organising and promoting an engaging program of events and eliciting support and attendance internally.
Administer the recruitment process end to end, including opening a vacancy, preparing documentation, placing adverts, processing applications, liaising with candidates and their representatives, liaising internally with hiring managers, agencies, scheduling interviews, closing the vacancy and evaluation.
Coordinate and manage offers of employment and the employee on-boarding process, including creating job offers, contracts, background checks and delivering inductions and GDPR training, etc.
Coordinate the Performance & Development review process, including communicating with managers and employees, creating letters, filing reviews and collating any changes to details.
Coordinate activities identified in the annual training programme and organise training courses as required, using both internal and external resources.
Manage some formal HR processes, i.e. investigations, flexible working requests, etc, as required.
Provide support to the Head of People & Culture for more complex HR processes, meetings, or consultations.
Support with projects and employee initiatives to drive and support employee engagement.
Compile, analyse and present key HR data, for example staff metrics, holiday data, sickness absence, turnover data, providing ad hoc reports as required.
Play and active role in the Frugi Fun Committee, assisting with and attending company wide events.
Continuously evaluate current systems, policies and core HR processes, making recommendations to improve and streamline while ensuring compliance and managing risk.
Remain up to date with the changes in relevant employment legislation, procedures and practices.
Draft new policies, identifying relevant research, best practice and relevant legislation.
Act as a role model; inspire others and project the company values in all that you do.
You’ll be passionate about good HR practice and keen to develop your career further in this field.
You will have at least 3+ years experience in a similar HR generalist role with proven experience managing a wide variety of HR processes independently.
You’ll be CIPD qualified to at least level 3 or above.
You’ll demonstrate a good broad knowledge of employment law and keep yourself up to date with legislative changes.
You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
You’ll have the ability to influence and build effective working relationships across the business.
With good written and verbal communication skills you’ll be able to communicate to diverse range of people clearly and effectively.
Being a self starter who is adaptable, flexible and committed, you’ll have the ability to work autonomously and manage your own workload.
You’ll be process driven with a knack for improving efficiencies and streamlining processes where possible.
You’ll demonstrate excellent attention to detail, with high levels of numeracy and literacy and maintain high standards, 100% accuracy and absolute confidentiality in all situations.
You’ll be super organised, methodical, with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining a positive can-do attitude.
You’ll act with professionalism and integrity.
Your IT skills will be excellent in Outlook, Excel (advanced level preferred), Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
What's in it for you?
We’re offering a full time, permanent contract, based at our HQ in Helston, Cornwall.
We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, circa £22,000-£25,000, depending on your skills and experience.
We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.
How to apply...
Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to email@example.com
Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!
Closing date:30th April 2021. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!
Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.
When it comes to your kids, you want to give them the best. At Frugi, we have a range of organic kids clothes that will keep both you and your kids smiling! Our huge variety of organic cotton clothes will keep your kids covered from birth and beyond. That's not to mention the range of clothes for mums that'll keep you looking great from bump to breastfeeding!
Registered office: Hornsby House, Wheal Vrose Business Park, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0FG. VAT registered no. 302 8267 23