At Freetrade, we believe investing should be open to everyone. It’s one of the best ways to grow your savings, but for a lot of people, investing seems complicated, expensive and remote. We want to change all that! 
We're a technology company that brings simple, free stock investing to everyone. We’ve built a beautiful investing app to trade in real shares, with zero commissions or fees in a fluid, mobile-first experience. 
As the first challenger stockbroker to disrupt the £1.2 trillion UK retail investment market, we’re poised to expand into Europe in 2020. Our recent Series A investment from leading tech-focused VC Draper Esprit takes our total funding to over $20m, following some record-breaking crowdfunding rounds on Crowdcube.
We’re now looking for our first Head of People to build and lead the People function, something we have done within teams up until now. That means People Operations, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and more will all fall under your remit. You’ll report directly to the CEO and be a key part of the senior management team.
This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact at an early stage of our growth and help Freetrade scale as an exceptional place to work and build a career.
What you’ll do in the first 12 months:
  • Work with the leadership team to develop our people strategy, supporting a high-performance culture that gets the best out of everyone.
  • Responsible for the whole employee lifecycle, from an awesome onboarding experience to compliance with training requirements to feedback cadence to celebrating milestones.
  • Partner with our talent acquisition professionals and hiring managers to ensure we’re hiring the right people for the culture and kind of company we want to build.
  • Be a trusted advisor and counsel on people-related issues and policies to team members across the whole company.
  • Own and level-up our people frameworks: performance management, career progression, learning and development, compensation. 
  • Be prepared to put on many hats, especially in the first six to twelve months, as we scale our company rapidly. 

Apply if:

  • Your passion is helping others achieve their very best.
  • You’ve led People teams before at high growth companies and know how to leverage the opportunities and challenges when scaling a company from 50 to 500.
  • You’re super organised and fearless in making sure everyone commits to, and follows, the people policies you design to support a high-performance culture.
  • Your leadership style is empathetic, approachable and candid and you are able to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Culture matters deeply to you and you never tire of evangelising how we as a company can enable everyone to do the best work of their lives. 
  • You value diversity and inclusion because you know we can only perform at the highest level when everyone can bring their whole self to work and we look at things from different perspectives.
  • Are excited about what we’re doing at Freetrade and where we’re headed!
  • You feel strongly aligned with our company values and want to be a big part of where we take them from here:
    1. Candid - We are open with each other and our customers.
    2. Curious - We go deep and learn.
    3. Focused - We sweat the details.
    4. Humble - We seek and value feedback.
    5. Gritty - We never give up.


The application process consists of a short phone interview, followed by a task and a couple of on-site interviews at our office in London.

We offer a competitive salary plus stock options and lots of other benefits.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Whatever your race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability - we want to hear from you. We're very open about what we're working on, and the best places to learn more are our buzzing community forum and our blog.

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