At GrowUp not only are we growing our salads, but we are also growing as a business.

We are looking for an experienced all-round People superstar to manage and oversee our People processes. This is an opportunity to have a significant impact, deliver generalist people services across the team as well as building and maintaining a first-rate working environment in which the team and company can thrive.

You’ll be a member of the People team and will directly report to the People Director. You will work closely with our People Associates to deliver our People Strategy and to make GrowUp a great place to work. The role is based in London but is hybrid in nature and will require frequent travel between our sites in London, Sandwich, Cambridge and potentially Edinburgh.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity as a People Manager and contribute to the success of GrowUp, please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Your areas of knowledge and expertise that matter most for this role:

The position is a blend of operations, administration, and HR. It requires the ability to adapt to changing priorities and demands. We’re looking for somebody with exceptional energy, experience and understanding of inclusive people practices and procedures which embody GrowUp’s values and behaviours.

  • You're an experienced People Manager
  • You’ll have knowledge of HR best practice and employment law
  • you’ll have first-hand experience of what it means to work in a fast-growing business.
  • You’ll have top-notch listening, and relationship building skills, whether that’s in person, on Ms Team or bribing the office dog with treats.
  • You’ll understand the importance of accurate record keeping and process documentation.
  • You’ll have hands on experience with HR Information System and Applicant Systems such as Workable, BambooHR and Culture Amp.
  • You’ll thrive in an ambiguous environment, have a calm manner and an agile & flexible mindset.
  • You’ll enjoy working at pace, collaborating with like-minded individuals.

All the responsibilities we will trust you with:

Helping Us Live and Breathe our Values

  • Provide day-to-day advice to line managers and employees on general HR related queries, requests and company policies and procedures. For example, absence management, disciplinary, grievance, annual leave, probation etc.
  • Ensure people processes are documented and employee data is accurately input into relevant HR Information Systems.
  • Recruitment support activities (e.g., working with hiring manager on job descriptions, liaising with recruiters, CV screening/interview coordination, recruitment channel job posting, collation of feedback, sourcing agency workers as required)
  • Training Administration (e.g. supporting training and induction programmes for employees, ensuring training is scheduled, records are accurate, auditable and up to date)
  • Onboarding/offboarding staff and contractors
  • Answering general enquiries and connecting them to the appropriate person or policy
  • Coordinating and producing payroll reporting.
  • Actively foster a culture of “engagement” in line with our company core values

Making our office a great place to work

  • General office administration and management: providing office support for the whole team primarily from the London office (Kings Cross) but also be a point of contact for the 3 office locations (London, Kent, Cambridge) and multiple home offices.
  • "Front of house" for visitors in the London office (Kings Cross): welcoming visitors, preparing meeting rooms etc
  • Managing office subscriptions
  • Ordering and managing office materials and consumables (office furniture, equipment, stationary etc)
  • Liaising with office provider and booking additional desks/rooms etc
  • Managing inbound and outbound post/packages
  • Supporting different teams to organise and coordinate staff events

Keeping Us Organised

  • Minor accounting duties (invoice processing etc)
  • Keeping business databases and documentation up to date
  • Facilitate the organisation of site events
  • Calendar management for management/board (meetings, meeting rooms, dial-ins etc)
  • Coordinate and manage travel arrangements
  • Schedule board and shareholder meetings
  • Diarising investor reporting and key dates


What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a great business – you will be in one of the fastest growing and most exciting businesses in the vertical farming industry.
  • Recognised as one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023.
  • Be part of a great team – you will work with and learn from a friendly, smart, growing, and passionate team who care about each other and the business.
  • Grow yourself – a chance to develop yourself and make the role your own as the business and team builds, broadening your knowledge and capabilities to push you to the next level.
  • Share our passion for driving change for good – sustainable production is at the heart of what we do and we’re on the journey to B Corp certification.


  • £40000 - £50000, depending on experience
  • Annual bonus based on company, team, and personal performance.
  • Employee incentivisation scheme.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Income Protection
  • Employee Health Scheme provided by Vitality at Work.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
  • Pension (5% employer contribution)
  • Employee benefits programme with Bravo Benefits.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

About Us

We bring customers food that doesn’t cost the earth.

We’re a leading UK vertical farming company who have spent almost a decade growing salads at three vertical farms, bringing customers restaurant-quality leafy greens that stay fresher for longer. Salads are just the tip of the iceberg – our future is more farms, more crops, and the technology to make vertical farming the norm.

We’re passionate about getting people to rethink their salads and delivering healthy, affordable, British-grown food to more customers, with a lighter environmental footprint and a more resilient year-round supply chain. We bring purpose and impact to the fresh produce category and expect a transformational impact over the next decade as we add in new crops.

We are a fast-growing dynamic team, that cares passionately about what we’re doing. We’re interested in people who want to help turn food production on its head, who are naturally entrepreneurial, commercial and relentless to make it happen.

We have developed industry-leading technology integrated with renewable energy to drive down the costs and carbon footprint of vertical farming while cutting down on food waste in the supply chain and at home. Our fourth farm is now operational in Sandwich, Kent and began delivering its first harvest of ready-to-eat salad leaves to U.K. supermarket shelves earlier this year.

Our team is the most valuable part of our business – our success is defined by the hard-working, brilliant and enthusiastic people we employ. Our recruitment process and employment decisions are based on our business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability status. We don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and we encourage all suitable applicants to apply for open positions.