3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Employment type
Full time

Location: We are flexible with working from home days and flex hours. We have offices in Chelmsford and London and are flexible regarding primary location, so long as you are willing to travel occasionally between both sites.

Availability: We would hope for the successful applicant to start mid-Q1 2022

(Note: Any applications received over the Christmas Period will be followed up in the new year)

Who are CloudNC?

More than £100Bn worth of components are produced using CNC Machines every year, but today the process is slow, costly and heavily reliant on human input. We are developing technology that fully automates CNC manufacturing, hugely reducing the cost of parts while boosting quality and speed of delivery.

By developing autonomous, flexible factories with this technology at their core, CloudNC is working to make the dream of fully automatic manufacture a reality.

What's it like to work together?

We've featured on Rocket List's top 15 start-ups and Flexa's top 20 flexible companies to work for!

We're a full stack business building a tech driven factory, so this means all our teams will need to be in reasonable proximity to London. We operate a 'flexible first' environment whereby empathy, understanding and flexibility from our managers and teams make this work. You choose your own hours and on the whole you'll choose when to work at home or in our office(s) independently or with a team to collaborate.

We have 80+ people, so we're still learning and building different things from the ground up organisationally, technically and operationally. However, we're experienced enough to have structures and robust processes to support greater efficiency, collaboration and success! There is always opportunity to shape the company with your thoughts and feedback whether it's through our All Hands questions/polls, 'Ask Me Anything' time, Peakon platform, open door time, focus groups or our inclusion and diversity network. Our onboarding scores are 9+/10 and you'll have a dedicated buddy to connect and share your experiences together, and the People Team are fully dedicated to ensure you're able to hit the ground running.

Our Values

We discussed what motivates teams, what great leadership looks like, and why someone would join us, in an inclusion and diversity workshop with many of our teams. We also discussed our culture at length as a leadership team. We decided our values should be simple but effective at representing what it's like at CloudNC, what gets you recognised and enables you to succeed.

Care about our mission, our work and each other

Share our learnings, experiences, reasonings and feedback to grow together

Strive to learn more, growing individually to achieve more collectively

Deliver by collaboration, commitment and continuous improvement

The People & Talent Team

The People & Talent team are a key function that has driven CloudNC's growth to date and continue to attract, hire and enable the best talent in the market to be successful at CloudNC and reach our goals.

The People team are business partners and hands-on with managing the people lifecycle and culture building. Additionally, they autonomously own their own reporting, stakeholder management, process design, continuous improvement actions and have great exposure across the business presenting company wide.

What you'll be doing...

This is a unique opportunity to represent a scaling technology company that is building highly automated CNC factories. Our talent is distributed between our London Office and Chelmsford factory and working from home flexibility.

This is an autonomous role reporting into the People Director, so this person must be experienced enough to be happy to work very independently, confidently, and enjoy lots of visibility across the company.

The People Manager will lead the nurturing of our people-centred culture through designing and optimising exceptional experiences. You'll business partner with leaders to support leader capability and team performance. You'll be data driven to look at where the business is doing well and identify improvement areas with well researched and validated recommendations. You'll also be organisationally aware and on the ground listening to employees to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met.


Our onboarding scores are already 9+ out of 10. We'd love you to drive further iterations to make this a world class experience. As we grow, we will continue to hire and relocate international hires, so you'll also need to deliver a forward-thinking, informative and pragmatic experience for those new starters.

Compliance & Procedures

The People team need to be recognised for fair and compliant practice. This covers auditing and updating our policies and company handbook, reference checks, our personnel files, visa handling, stock option handling and investigations/grievances should they occur in future. We also need you to run monthly payroll reports to our Finance team to process.

Performance & Development

As a start-up we continually knowledge share as part of building a continual learning environment. You will work to support collaboration and cross-functional efforts across scaling teams. You'll support standardising our new starter objectives and annual review process and documentation. You'll advise leaders on using our levelling framework. You'll business partner with leaders to determine training gaps and development needs in line with business objectives. You'll provide relevant ad-hoc reports to leaders when required.

Employee Experience

We aim to continually mature the people operations engine at CloudNC. This means that you'll continue to measure effectiveness through service delivery scores and feedback. Additionally, you'll support fostering a strong feedback culture and gathering employee input across the company or via focus groups for key initiatives that enhance the employee experience. You'll use data to target areas to improve our organisational health. You'll role model excellent company wide communication. You'll support bringing different teams and people together and leadership advisory to foster inclusion, learning and empathy. You'll also analyse our rewards and benefits to ensure they support our strategy and employee buy-in.

Delivery & Reporting

You'll be responsible to report on service delivery and wider business metrics such as growth, turnover, absenteeism, engagement and diversity.

We're a match if you have...

- Significant experience in people operations and HR/people management. You may currently be a Head of People/People & Talent Manager/Snr HR Business Partner/HR Manager/People Operations Lead in a sizeable company (100+ person company required).

- Experienced drafting contracts and employment checks

- Demonstrable experience managing onboarding and offboarding independently

- Demonstrable experience across a range of tooling and systems across the people team stack

- Experience with visa management and relocation handling

- Experience running payroll reports independently to finance to process

- Good understanding of UK employment law and recent changes

- Experience business partnering at the manager/leadership level

- Experience with employee relations/issue/grievance handling

- Experience with resource management and succession planning

- Experience using data to inform and drive business change

- CIPD or TAP qualified a bonus.

What you'll receive...

We are nothing without our teams, as such you'll receive

Excellent Salary

Stock Options

28 days holiday + bank holidays

Private Healthcare (includes dental, personal health fund, travel insurance, subsidised gym, mental health care, counselling)


Enhanced primary, secondary and adoption parental pay & leave (maternity/paternity)

Company Expense Card

Hack Days & Lunch

Stocked Kitchens (at Factory & London Office)

Excellent Hardware

Headphones (Bose or chosen) as a new starter gift

Team Socials

Conference/Meet-up Tickets

Equal opportunities statement

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission – disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity and continually improve our inclusivity efforts.

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3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time