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We are currently recruiting for 2 positions – Head of People and Creative Assistant (Product)


Head of People

We are looking for someone to join us as our Head of People. Our HR is currently outsourced so this is an opportunity to build our in house offer from scratch. Our ideal candidate will have had larger corporate experience, be a true generalist with experience across HR functions and will know how to scale best practice for our business.

You will use your expertise to shape our employee experience and build sustainable people practices that will grow with our business. You’ll be comfortable taking the lead, generating and implementing new initiatives, and you’ll enjoy getting involved in the day to day work of helping our people thrive.

Pragmatic and practical in your approach you’ll be able to work fluidly with our founders and team providing advice, support and challenge.

The role is part time and site based, we’re happy to discuss working patterns that support work life balance.


Job Title              Head of People

Place of Work     Marlborough, Wiltshire

Reporting to       Managing Director


Job description / main responsibilities

The Head of People role is part time, 24 hours per week though more hours may be required at the start when establishing the HR function.

Sitting within in the Management Team and reporting into the MD this is an exciting opportunity to transition Fermoie from the outsourced HR model we have been using up to this point and successfully bringing it in house.  It will involve setting up an in house HR function from scratch; crafting HR policies and practices that are fit for purpose for a rapidly growing company and ensuring that people remain at the heart of what we do.  The role will entail (amongst other things)

  • Developing existing policies and adapting them to ensure a great fit for our business.
  • Owning and refining the recruitment process, supporting our recruiting managers and ensuring that the candidate journey reflects who we are.
  • Helping to interpret the company values into behaviours, building the values in to our policies and contracts, establishing and growing our company culture.
  • Identifying development needs, establishing training plans, sourcing and / or developing quality training interventions.
  • Building an effective and transparent performance review and appraisal process that links into longer term development and succession planning.
  • Staying up to date with developments in HR and within our sector, continually improving our HR offer, staying close to industry best practice.


Skills / experience needed

  • Extensive generalist HR experience across a range of organisations.
  • Corporate HR experience within a large company.
  • Resilient self starter with the ability to plan and prioritise their own workload.
  • Excellent at identifying opportunities and introducing new ideas into the business.
  • Capable of translating strategic concepts into practical and effective processes.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, ideally with experience of delivering internal training.
  • Able to quickly build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Able to spot and effectively resolve emerging issues, skilled at identifying options and solutions that support the wider business.
  • Curious about the sector, keen to explore and learn more, able to translate this knowledge into better and more effective HR support.


Additional skills / experience welcomed

  • HR experience within an SME.
  • Internal training design and delivery.
  • Experience in textiles / bespoke manufacture.
  • Knowledge of colour and design.


What you’ll get

  • £45k FTE (pro rata)
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata)
  • 24 – 30 hours per week, pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate
  • Company NEST pension scheme
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • Generous staff discount


How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications, 12th December 2021



Creative Assistant (Product)

We are looking for a Creative Assistant in Product Design to join our Studio team, assisting the Head of Studio and Studio Manager in all areas of product development across our range of fabrics and accessories. Our ideal candidate will be educated to degree level in textiles or design, and have had industry experience in a creative role for at least 2 years.


Job Title                Product Creative Assistant

Place of Work       Marlborough, Wiltshire

Reporting to         Head of Studio


Job description / main responsibilities

The Product creative assistant is a full time role working Monday to Friday in our Design Studio in Marlborough, Wiltshire.  The role will entail (amongst other things)

  • Digital art working and perfecting repeats using AVA and Photoshop
  • Design development, drawing textures and elements of new designs
  • Sampling and development of new designs in the Studio wet room using our flat bed printer
  • Technical screen preparation, maintenance and ordering of raw materials and supplies
  • Paint dispensing, colour mixing and development, colour creation. Recording of new recipes and drawdowns.
  • New product testing and research
  • Working with production team on Studio trials and specials
  • Assistance with photoshoots
  • Assistance in visual merchandising in Fermoie showrooms


Skills / experience needed

  • A good and continually developing knowledge, understanding and interest in textiles, design, colour and printing techniques
  • Organization, communication and research skills
  • Highly developed CAD software skills. Particularly Photoshop and AVA for design development
  • Ability to pursue the highest standards and for the product to be right, not just on time.
  • Highly developed understanding of colour
  • Precise, methodical, practical with a good eye for colour matching and mixing


What you’ll get

  • Up to £27k per annum depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday
  • Company Nest Pension Scheme
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • Generous staff discount


How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications, 12th December 2021




About the Company

Fermoie is an innovative textile designer and manufacturer. We design print and sell beautiful bespoke fabrics and accessories.

We create original fabrics; from weaving, dying and inspirational first studio drawing to a unique take on original printing, alongside delightful home accessories which bring our fabrics to life.

Creative thinking, unparalleled care and the highest of quality are intrinsic in all we do. We are a small and close knit team, with our design and manufacturing operations located in Marlborough, and flagship showroom in London.

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