Website Fennies Day Nurseries

full time

HR Generalist

Key Facts


HR Generalist


£40,000 – £45,000





Job Type

Full time

  • Position: HR Generalist
  • Salary Banding: £40,000 – £45,000 per annum (dependent on qualification/s and experience)
  • Hours: Full time / 40 hours
  • Location: Multiple locations across the business, predominantly Epsom Head Office

Who are Fennies?

Leading the early years sector since 1992, Fennies Nurseries are there at the forefront of early education with our well-designed buildings, our supportive Fennies Academy and our quality focused education team. As an organisation, we are continually growing but remain true to our guiding principle of “The right start for under 5’s” and are delighted to have been recognised for many childcare and employment awards. Here at Fennies we thoroughly believe in hiring based on character above all else, so you’ll be joining an award winning team and a growing business with an exceptional culture.

As an organisation, our aim is to change the perception of the nursery industry by being the best and moving it forward. We do things differently, we care, we listen, we’re constantly learning from each other and refining our craft.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Bring the Fennies culture and values to life, being an excellent role model
  • Understand the business strategy to subsequently promote and lead the HR strategy and initiatives to further the goals of the business
  • Lead the HR team with the onboarding process for new starters, ensuring that each person gets a consistently supportive experience
  • Provide HR support to the Fennies group for the complete HR lifecycle, including effective disciplinary strategies on all ER issues, up to and including terminations
  • Communicate the company benefit program including facilitating roll out of new benefit plans and programmes.
  • Strategically improve processes as opportunities are identified and ensure HR administrative processes are efficient, meeting the employee and business needs
  • Ensure HR systems are used to their maximum capability and data accuracy is maintained, ensuring good reporting and analysis of HR data and metrics
  • Coach and develop the other members of the HR team
  • What experience do I need?
  • BA/BSc degree educated or equivalent experience
  • Human Resources certification or advanced degree
  • Experience within the Early Years sector (preferred)
  • Driving license (to be able to travel to sites)
  • Strict confidentiality as with all HR positions
  • Proficiency IT skills in MS Office and HRIS
  • Good interpersonal, communication, follow-up, problem-solving & creative thinking skills
  • Well organised and detail oriented


  • Lunch provided daily by Fennies Café
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • £500 refer a friend bonus
  • Free DBS check
  • Ongoing continuous development, quality training and mentoring
  • Part of growing business with a professional, passionate, and friendly team
  • Fennies Fresh – discounted food from our in-house healthy takeaway service
  • Flexible working arrangement possible

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