Global People Partner

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · EMEA

The Global People Partner will work with our teams in the UK, North America and Australia to develop high performing teams, optimise workflows for key people processes, implement global people projects and manage employee relations issues.  An exciting opportunity to drive growth in a young, fast growing, dynamic and fun business.

This role can either be full time or part time (ideally 3/4 days ​per week) for the right candidate.
Any HR professional will tell you, plans and to-do list’s go out the window on a daily, or hourly basis. Minor Figures are onto something here, but it’s not meant to be simple. This isn’t a role for the straight-forward. The trajectory will change often here.

But here’s an overview of what we’d like you to be doing:

  • Management of employee relations - you’ll need extensive and up to date knowledge of employment law in the UK, where the majority of our people are based, and familiarity with main elements of employment law in US and Australia
  • Ownership of Reward & Benefits including defining a strategy and managing the various elements such as bonus, pension, healthcare etc. 
  • Line management of UK Office Manager/HR Administrator and dotted line management of part-time People team members in US and Australia. 
  • Ensuring people data is up to date and workflows in our HRIS are optimised.  Regular reporting of people data to Group leadership. 
  • Partnering with teams to provide coaching and advice on how to become more effective and high performing & coach managers in establishing clear goals across all teams that line up to the company objectives, building the link between high performing and goal focused output.
  • Participate in development of global people projects and initiatives, with a focus on delivering them in the UK
  • Be a member of UK leadership team
You’ll be part of our small but beautiful People team, reporting to Fran our Chief People Officer and working with our Head of Talent Acquisition Mark Dalgarno, Global People Manager Sara Gerard, and our three people specialists in the UK, Australia and US - Lizzie, James, and Sandra.
First up, we hire humans, not machines, so let’s look at the key skills we need. You’ll:

  • Be an ambassador of the Minor Figures brand
  • Have a sense of fun, adventure, along with a hands on & a can-do approach.
  • Not be phased by constant change and challenges and willing to adapt and implement solutions.
  • Have a willingness to help in all areas of the business when needed.
  • Have excellent communication skills and self motivation with an ability to grow the role with the business.
Experience wise, let’s dive into it. You’ll ideally:

  • Be an experienced People professional, comfortable working in a fast paced environment helping to coach and grow line managers and support teams to perform at their best.  
  • Know how to deal with employee relations issues like underperformance, redundancy and different types of absence, and you like getting into the detail as well as coming up with creative ideas.  
  • Easy to talk to, encourage people to be open with you and you have an ability to get under the skin of what people and teams need to succeed.  
  • You have *significant experience as an HR business partner or similar role, ideally in a fast growing start up or scale up.  
  • Be CIPD qualified is a bonus, as is having some degree of knowledge of US and Australia employment law.
*We hear you, what defines significant? We don’t set years of experience as a benchmark, nor say any industry is more relevant than another. You are already damn significant, we just want to see a track record that meets the demands of Minor Figures and this role. You tell us why and we’re all ears, or in this case, eyes.

We realise that a job is more than just the take home salary each month. So what are you really getting?

As part of the MF team, not only will you have the opportunity to own your role and make it, you and us a success, you’ll also be becoming part of something very special. Minor Figures’ ethos is that everyone is welcome, as long as you leave all hang-ups, social barriers and prejudices at the door.

You’ll embark on a journey that doesn’t have a destination. It just keeps going. Your contribution will help us become the most loved brand on the planet & the number speciality coffee brand. With that, you’ll grow, develop and progress as we do and you’ll play your part in us having a planet to do this on.

As part of the Minor Figures team, you’ll have the opportunity to invest in the business, option to buy shares in the company at an agreed price. In short, Equity in Minor Figures is available for all staff members.

But of course, we look after you in the other ways that you’d expect:

  • 25 days holiday allowance in addition to bank holidays
  • Statutory pension contribution (dependant on location)
  • Flexible working to meet the needs of the role
  • 30% discount on products from our online shop
  • Unlimited one to one coaching sessions with More Happi
  • Unlimited access to Calm app
  • All the free coffee and cold brew you can drink!
  • Vegan lunches are available.
You’ll mainly be working from our HQ near Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow, but we are flexible and trust you to manage your time and to work from the location that helps you do your job to the best of your ability.
At Minor Figures everyone is welcome.  We are committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture that is inclusive and diverse. We celebrate differences and continually support all members of our company to be proud of who they are. In recruiting for our team, we pride ourselves on equal employment opportunity regardless of gender, sex, age, disability, race, religion, sexuality or social class. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their abilities and effectiveness, nothing else.
You’re sold? The coffee is brewing, you’re ready to hit send and sit back and wait for a response?

In order to make that happen:

  • Submit a CV and any supporting documents to us.
  • Tell us why you want to work for Minor Figures.
Just a heads up, we’re not a traditional team of recruiters and hiring managers. We want to see the human version of you, not just the black & white copy. Our need to find great people needs to be met with a fun and positive recruitment journey, so tell us more about you, however the heck you want.

If you've got any questions about the role or what to chat about what life is really like at Minor Figures, email us at

We value the impact & work recruitment agencies have & do. We have people that have worked within & relied heavily on the support of agencies in their career. That said however, we’d really appreciate it if we didn’t receive any unsolicited or out of the blue applications.

About us

We’re Minor FiguresFounded on a rooftop in 2014 by three friends with a shared love of coffee, MF has since grown into a global brand with a team of over 100 people across the world, with offices in the UK, USA, and Australia. We create plant-based products for coffee lovers, baristas and a better planet. We love teaming up with people as mad about coffee as we are and love nothing more than heading down to their local cafe to enjoy a chat with the friendly & expert barista. 

All our products are 100% plant based and vegan friendly with no added sugar. The company is exploding, achieving record sales figures each quarter. 

Minor Figures would be nothing without the independent coffee scene and our products can be found in over 4,000 specialty coffee shops worldwide, where we regularly run Freedays and Minor Figures FM events. We’re also expanding fast, with products lining the shelves in major supermarkets in our three core regions and our team achieving record sales figures quarter-on-quarter.

At Minor Figures, we’re passionate about creating a positive impact and we put sustainability at the forefront of everything we do. We’re a 100% carbon neutral and now a B Corp certified company.

We have big plans for the future of MF. As we continue to grow at a rapid pace, we’re want to welcome creative, curious, free-spirited, bold thinkers to join us to make that happen.  Everyone’s invited. We collaborate, improvise, synchronise. We are wholly authentic, uplifting and constructive. Because magic happens when everyone’s vibing and having a good time.  We value individuality and we want you to be yourself.  If you share our love for coffee and you want every day you spend at work to feel like your first, we’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in working at Minor Figures.
We love people and love reading about who they are. At Minor Figures, everyone is invited and we want them to feel like they can be their true self here.

So, we'd love to know more about you. Tell us why you'd love to become part of the team here and why you are interested in this position.

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