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About Koru Kids
Koru Kids is building the world’s best childcare service, starting in London. We’re making it easier and more affordable for families to access high quality childcare. We’re backed by some of the best investors in Europe, and we’ve won a bunch of awards. You can read loads more about us, our mission, our team, and our values and culture, here.
Koru Kids is building new childcare infrastructure for the world, aiming to profoundly improve the wellbeing of a million families over the next 5 years. We are growing fast, but it’s very important that we grow on firm foundations. That’s where you come in!
The Compliance and Policy Lead is responsible for upholding compliance standards across the company. You’ll support all teams with practical advice and solutions.
You’ll have responsibility over a wide range of areas, including the following. You don’t need to have experience in all of these — but it would be great if you did have some experience in some of them. The rest, you’ll need to get up to speed on quickly.
Timing: Our current Compliance and Policy lead is expecting a baby in March (yay!) so we expect this fixed term maternity cover role to begin 1 March 2021 and finish 12 months later.
Flexibility: The role can be done flexibly. It can also be part time if you like, although in that case you are likely to need to have highly relevant experience as you’ll have less time to learn things from scratch. We welcome parents and would love to discuss any other working arrangements that make it possible for you to be part of our team.
Salary: The salary range for this role is £40,000-55,000, depending on experience. This is because the less relevant experience you have, the more support you’ll need, which we’ll need to also pay for. If you’re part-time, this will be pro-rated. We also have some awesome benefits — parents, among these is the ability to have a Koru Kids nanny for half price! (please note, we are currently only in London, with likely expansion in 2021).
Location: You can do this role from anywhere in the UK and earn the same salary as you would if you were in London (where we are based). We welcome applications from people living outside London. Outside the UK is more complicated as it has tax and other implications, so we are unlikely to hire someone living outside the UK — although if you make a great case that you will sort out all the issues (that’s your job, after all!) we could consider it.
3 reasons this role could be great for you
This is a very special role, working across the whole business with a lot of responsibility and judgement, and we’re looking for a very special person for it.
You’ll have 4 essential skills
You’ll be able to research new topics and complex areas efficiently. You’ll not be phased by researching an area that is totally new to you, even if it’s difficult and complicated. You’ll quickly get up to speed on it, by creatively seeking out experts to talk to or quickly skimming through key documents.
2. Record keeping
You’ll have experience in keeping meticulous records and audit trails and understand the importance of organised data. In the role, you’ll produce documents that can easily be used by others.
You’ll apply your judgement and experience to provide recommendations to senior executives and operational teams, thoughtfully balancing risks
4. Communication Skills
You’ll communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, including on complex topics to non-experts. You’ll be able to quickly grasp nuances and explain them to others.
Finally, you’ll need to share our essential values and behaviours:
Two other things are ‘nice to have’…
About the team
We have an informal, hard-working and kind team culture. We’re all passionate about our mission and are determined to create a truly fantastic childcare service to help working parents. Our culture is friendly and fast paced – we are constantly challenging, testing and adapting the way we do things. We’re also really committed to working with integrity, doing the right thing and building a company we are truly proud of. We’re growing super fast but we also want to make sure that we are building a company on really solid foundations.
We take great care with who we hire so that all our team members are superbly talented and really nice. If you’re brilliant AND humble, you’ll fit right in. For more, see this page!
Koru Kids recruitment processes can be a little different from the norm. We like to work very efficiently, and we expect you do too, so we use technology and scalable processes in our recruiting wherever we can to save everyone time. It’s also really important to us to find the very best people we possibly can for our team, regardless of their background, and to be transparent. These are important values to us, and that’s why we have designed the process the way we have.
We are not asking for CVs at this stage of the process. Instead, we will ask 5 screening questions upfront. These will be separated from your name and double-marked blind, in order to reduce potential unconscious bias.
Timelines: Applicants will move through four stages: initial application, timed test, first interview, final round interview. We aim to have candidates move through these stages as quickly as possible. We will close this recruitment when we have found the right person. We are expecting that to be in January or February 2021, but it may be as soon as December 2020 if we find someone great who is planning ahead. Until we find the right person, we’ll keep accepting applications. This means if you are thinking of applying, don’t wait!