People Operations Compliance - Senior/Lead

  • London, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Block is looking for a People Operations Compliance Senior Specialist / Lead to join our Global People Operations team to help support and leapfrog ahead of Block's growth. Reporting to the International People Operations Lead, you will be hands-on and responsible for overlooking People Operations procedures relating to compliance.

You'll partner "horizontally" across multiple teams, understand HR Compliance needs across multiple regions and create long-term solutions that can withstand the test of time and growth.

*This is a full-remote role. However, we would strongly prefer to hire in the UK or in Ireland. We would also be open to hire in Germany or Netherlands or Sweden.

You Will:

  • Understand HR Compliance matters in the International markets

  • Identify people compliance gaps and inconsistencies and collaborate towards improved and more productive practices that improve People team's compliance.

  • Operationalize HR processes that meet country specific compliance needs

  • Work with partner teams (such as People Centers of excellence teams, legal, payroll) when new programs arise

  • Support queries relating to compliance, audit and due diligence specific projects in this area

  • Work with our internal legal team to validate compliance requirements

  • Be a DRI for all People Operations related compliance projects. Collaborate and administer different compliance efforts and projects

  • Implement compliance initiatives and templates that can be utilized by people operations team members

  • Work with the People Systems team to create solutions in relation to compliance needs and projects, including automation and reporting

  • Work with the People Operations Leads, suggest and promote improvements on initiatives to ensure we remain compliant.

  • Work with global teams across varying time zones across our APAC, EMEA and American markets.

  • Monitor and understand legislation in countries and states where we have entities


You Have:

  • HR operational experience in several HR areas (e.g., Benefits, Compensation, Immigration)

  • BA/BS degree and 4+ years of HR experience with operational, project management, or program management activities

  • Experience implementing processes that scale

  • A propensity to partner with others at all levels around the world

  • The instinct to create personal and professional stretch goals and meet them

  • Team player who can jump in and support the team on a variety of topics and tasks

  • Experience in HR Compliance or a People Operations role that included compliance

  • Understanding of HR laws in the international markets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Broad experience with software tools and systems, including Workday

  • Experience at a growth-stage tech company

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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