Head of People

At Lucy & Yak, we are looking for someone who understands what a great business looks like and is able to measure and develop this as the business continues to grow. 

If you’re bored of corporate life and want to make a bigger impact in a values-lead organisation - this could be for you.  

Key responsibilities : 

  1. Put in measures to ensure a happy, productive and engaged workforce - across all sites
  2. Lead on all HR within the organisation, including policy, procedure, day to day management and strategy 
  3. Train, develop and retain Lucy & Yak’s Talent
  4. Through a combination of direct sourcing and management of agencies, hire a best in class team across all business functions

Further responsibilities : 

  • People Operations: Develop our People Operations function by designing, developing and maintaining processes that keep Lucy & Yak winning
  • Talent Attraction : make sure our Employer brand is as prominent as possible to attract and keep exceptional people
  • Talent Development: Ensure that talent is given a path forwards, and succession plans are in place across all departments
  • Partner with the Leadership team: Coach and mentor senior leadership, founder and direct reports as the company grows.
  • Develop and define culture : Be the key driver on how to develop and define company culture as we scale
  • Employee Engagement and wellbeing : Develop and implement strategies to ensure people are engaged, supported and looked after in all aspects of their employee journey - including mental health, social activities and internal brand building 
  • Promote and champion EDI initiatives across the business, ensuring our workforce is representative of our brand image and customer community. 
  • Ensure clarity of role remits across all teams, including one to ones, succession planning and individual KPIs
  • Manage all compensation and reward across the business (in conjunction with the Finance Director)
  • Keep up to date with trends, best practice and policy changes in relation to employment law
  • Build a cross functional and collaborative workforce, who all pull in the same direction 
  • Be available for all staff for day to day HR issues 
  • Manage our ATS (Teamtailor) as well as employee benefits program (Perkbox)
  • Organise and coordinate staff training - including workshops, management training and individualised training needs
  • Develop and improve our onboarding process, ensuring that every new starter at Lucy & Yak gets the best experience possible

What exciting things should you know about Lucy & Yak? 

  • We are a Living Wage employer and constantly strive for fairness 
  • We work every day to improve our social and environmental impact (see website for more details)
  • We are trialling a 4-day working week, because we believe life is too short to be at work all of the time
  • Constant growth - we are one of the most exciting & fastest growing brands in the UK and can’t wait to welcome more people into the business to join us on this mission! 
  • The fine print…

  • Based in Brighton - in our office with travel to other sites 
  • Permanent role 
  • Salary - up to £55,000 
  • CLOSING DATE - 11/07/22
  • Please send a short, impactful cover letter and CV to careers@lucyandyak.com