Associate People Director (HR) - HR & Finance


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time



HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Associate People Director (HR) - HR & Finance

Are you a competent HR individual who gets a kick out of creating great workplaces?!

We're looking for someone who is passionate about all things “people”. The ideal candidate will love supporting your client groups, getting to know the business and providing pragmatic solutions to their everyday challenges and have strong leadership skills .

Reporting into the People Director, Marketing, Ads and Corporate Functions, King are seeking an experienced Associate People Director to actively partner with our HR & Finance organisation.

As an integral part of the HR team, you will implement business strategies focused on talent management, organisational effectiveness and employee engagement, partnering & coaching your stakeholders to integrate our culture & values into the employee experience.

Your role within our kingdom

  • Accountable for creating and driving elements of the people strategy for your area of responsibility.

  • Use your energy! HR expertise and business acumen to establish a trusted partnership with a diverse set of business leaders, coaching, advising and supporting them with their people plans and employee relations support

  • You will have accountability for completing talent planning, succession, assessments and similar processes that drive the people strategy with high quality and integrity; including execution upon agreed to and approved plans

  • Work with managers across King and across our locations in areas such as performance management, talent identification, org design, employee engagement & communications, workforce planning

  • Drive organisational development, re-design, change & engagement in your areas. Including project management & employee communications.

  • Partner with leaders to develop our leadership capability and skills needed for our future success

  • Work closely with HR Centres of Expertise (CoE) to resolve complex and challenging problems through innovative and agile thinking

  • Manage bonus and merit process, ensuring recognition and reward attracts and retains the best

Skills to create thrills

  • Lives all our values in everything you do.

  • Thrive in a fast paced, diverse and creative environment

  • Have a clear and strong Business impact. Results orientated combined with commercial competence who makes great things happen in a high pace environment.

  • Change agent - the skills and desire to change the status quo for the better. These should include the ability to handle all elements of organisational transformation, facilitation and training.

  • Executive presence, courage of conviction, high IQ and EQ

  • A demonstrable ability to attract and develop talent both within assigned client groups

  • Employee Relations, Use knowledge to coach and advise managers and drive vital actions

  • King is a very data driven organisation so this role will best suit an individual with at least a moderate proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. You should be able to use data to inform decisions and visualize it to influence others through story telling

  • Organisational Analysis and diagnosis techniques.

  • Able to draw on external models, knowledge and network to continually drive improvements

  • Excellent service delivery and project skills – Own and lead people processes

  • Communication – Use simple, engaging and appropriate ways to influence and communicate

  • Demonstrated experience of international strategic and operational HRBP partnership at a senior level

  • Knowledge of UK employment legislation is a must

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognise that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that impactful change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community.

We offer free food and drinks in the London office and have an on-site gym

Bonus points

  • Bachelors or Level 5 CIPD qualified, ideally higher (King will consider experience as an alternative)

  • Experience from Digital, Entertainment or Technology companies

  • Experience partnering corporate +/or commercial functions

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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