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Director of HR

  • Job Title - Director of HR
  • Reports Into - COO or Operations Director (TBC)
  • Location - Hybrid/ Leamington Spa

Application Deadline 14th December 2022

A Little Bit about Kwalee….

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 900 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope, Die by the Blade and Scathe.

What’s In It For You?

  • Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm

  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best

  • A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)

  • Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win 

  • Private medical cover - delivered through BUPA

  • Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind

  • On site gym - take care of yourself

  • Relocation support - available

  • Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Robot Wars

  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays! 

  • An amazingly well equipped office with ping pong, darts, pool tables and video games while keeping refreshed with free snacks and a stocked kitchen (we have every kind of milk imaginable)

Are You Up To The Challenge?

As our Director of HR you’ll be overseeing our HR and Talent Acquisition activities, developing, planning and strategising all of our HR and Talent Acquisition efforts.

Your Team Mates

You’ll be overseeing an established TA team and growing HR team who all have a huge passion for Kwalee, people and great colleague and candidate experiences. 

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Executive accountability for development, planning and strategy for all HR and Talent Acquisition activities across the business.

  • Building and managing an extensive, multidisciplinary team.

  • Being an expert at defining and executing effective HR and Talent Acquisition strategies.

  • Driving operational efficiency of the team by defining HR and Talent Acquisition processes, and implementing tools to facilitate operation at scale.

  • Working closely with department heads to ensure their team members are performing optimally, and provide coaching and mentoring when needed.

  • Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and strategies in HR.

  • Adopting a data driven approach, closely monitoring and reporting on KPIs across all aspects of HR and Talent Acquisition.

  • Adopting an experimental approach to seek out new methods and channels to help keep our team one step ahead of the competition

Your Hard Skills

  • At least 5 years experience as a Vice President of HR, HR Director or equivalent senior HR leadership role with responsibility for at least 500 highly skilled staff

  • Charismatic and exceptional people management skills

  • Excellent organisational skills, able to juggle multiple priorities and projects

  • Exceptional data driven methods relating to HR and Talent Acquisition

  • Proactive with a proven track record of implementing positive changes 

Your Soft Skills

Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues. 

We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.

A Little More About Kwalee

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.

Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.

We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France. 

We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!

Director of HR

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 11/01/2022

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