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Head of HR - 1707


Head of HR

  • Primary Location:
    Clonskeagh Office, Cluj - Napoca, Hammersmith Office, Porto
  • Contract Type:
  • Employment Basis:

Flexible Working

(when applicable)

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Careers Progression

Global Mobility

Ongoing Learning

Pension Scheme

Health Insurance

Pizza and Drinks Fridays

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The role...

The Head of HR is responsible for partnering with the business and setting the people strategy that maps directly to business objectives and group outcomes for key business functions. The role has accountability for ensuring the business has the optimal organisational structures, people processes are efficient and supported by robust people policies and the capability and tools exist to enable attraction and retention of the best global talent.


What you'll be doing...

  • Partner with the business to develop and implement a people strategy that maps directly to the PPB business strategy and delivers tangible business outcomes.
  • Build strong relationships with senior leaders and act as their trusted advisor.
  • Partner closely with the COEs which include; Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Reward, HR Operations and Internal Comms to support the design and development of key HR initiatives.
  • Work as part of a wider HR team and partner with the other Heads of HR to deliver high quality, efficient and consistent HR initiatives and services across multiple locations and functions.
  • Provide expert input to organisation design and development underpinned by strong commercial management of people costs and people risks across functions.
  • Champion the talent agenda, develop and retain the highest-calibre individuals through talent mapping, succession planning, reward incentives, creating clear career paths and putting in place compelling development opportunities.
  • Use management information and data to deliver key insights to senior leadership teams and drive appropriate action plans
  • Own the delivery of HR policies and practices aligned to comply with best practice and legislation whilst effectively supporting business goals and maintaining a flexible, innovative performance culture.


What we're looking for...

  • Experienced HR Professional with strong HRBP experience
  • Proven track record operating at a senior level, supporting senior business leaders and their functions in a fast-paced, ever changing business environment
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic and innovative thinking and execution
  • Strong change management and project management experience preferable, having worked on the delivery of key HR projects
  • People management experience, leading a team and contributing to a high-performance based culture
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels



Business acumen and commerciality: Proven ability to understand overall business objectives and work within a commercial, growth-focused business. Will have a strong network and points of view on emerging trends and HR practices that will create value for the business.

Deep strategic HR / people experience: A proven HR business partner with strengths in organisation design, change programmes, culture programmes, succession planning and strategic thinking. Will have a strong track record of investing in and developing top talent.

Delivery excellence: A track record for implementing at pace and measuring success of HR initiatives. Ability to manage change and minimise complexity. Focus on continuous improvement and adept at complex stakeholder management to ensure that the Group HR strategy is delivered in each function effectively.

People management and leadership: Strong team player with a collaborative style; a proven track record of effectively delivering through and developing an HR team. Worked cross-functionally with international teams to gain trust and buy-in with ease across the company.

Communication: Strong communicator with a logical, structured, clear, credible and mature style. Capable of quickly engaging audiences of all levels. Not afraid to challenge senior business stakeholders, including the ExCo team, where necessary.

Analytical and data-driven approach: Will evidence a metrics-driven approach to analysing the effectiveness of HR. Will have introduced deep analysis of performance, leadership, talent acquisition and retention methods and subsequently optimised methods and processes across an organisation.


By submitting your application online, you agree that: your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years, in order to consider you for prospective Paddy Power Betfair role.

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Unit 1-4, Paddy Power, Power Tower, Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland, DUBLIN 4

This is who we are

Paddy Power Betfair is an international sports betting and gaming operator, with a market-leading presence in the UK and Ireland, as well as a range of operations across Europe including Romania, Portugal and Malta.

We are online-led, mobile-led and sports-led: and our proprietary technology, unique products and innovative marketing all combine to offer a superb experience to our five million customers worldwide.

Our spirit, talent and ambition has taken us into the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange and we now employ over 7,000 people in sixteen locations across the globe; from Dublin to Los Angeles, and London to Melbourne. Our culture rewards innovation, teamwork and we like to stay fast-moving in a dynamic industry.

On a larger scale

We are part of Flutter Entertainment, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide.

Established in 2019, Flutter merged with The Stars Group in 2020. As the parent company Flutter Entertainment now has a host of brands that sit under it including Paddy Power and Betfair (PPB), Sky Betting and Gaming, PokerStars, Full Tilt Timeform, oddchecker, Sporting Life, SportsBet, Bet Easy in Australia, FOX Bet, TVG and FanDuel in the US.

Across the globe, Flutter employs over 14,000 people across more than 40 offices and over 600 retail sites. We pride ourselves on being a responsible operator, committed to making a positive contribution to the communities we operate within.

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing