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full time

Onboarding Lead

Key Facts


Onboarding Specialist


£35,000 – £40,000 per year


Monday – Friday

Job Type

Full time

What is an Onboarding Lead?

Onboarding is all about connection, finding that place where you fit in, the start of bonds and memories that last a life time. As the Onboarding Lead you will focus on shaping each person’s onboarding journey. We are looking for you to bring our Fennies culture to life, inspiring the next generation through the facilitation of an engaging, dynamic onboarding process.

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 with 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.

What are we looking for?

  • Bringing the Fennies culture and values to life, being an excellent role model
  • Lead the onboarding process for new starters, ensuring that each person gets a consistently supportive experience
  • Maintain and deliver the mentoring programmes for key roles
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise of internal and external professionals to engage and inspire the Fennies family
  • Liaise with stakeholders across Fennies, to ensure that each new starter has an awareness of how all departments impact one another
  • Review training; prioritising needs, arranging suitable locations and a frequency of dates to meet demand
  • Reporting on training data trends
  • Utilise varied delivery styles to drive the best engagement
  • Contribute and lead on projects, being a part of the creation of early years learning and development opportunities
  • Ensure mandatory training requirements for individual roles and responsibilities are tracked

What experience do I need?

  • Be an engaging facilitator who creates an exceptional first impression
  • A natural approach to welcoming people, building a space where individuals are comfortable to be themselves
  • Experience of managing and leading projects
  • At least three years working within the Early Years sector is preferrable
  • L3 or above Early Years qualification is preferrable
  • Experience of having led training previously, training or teaching qualification is preferrable


  • Bonus scheme
  • Lunch provided daily by Fennies Café
  • £500 refer a friend bonus for Qualified Staff
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Lunch provided
  • Up to 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • 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

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