People Specialist (Fixed term, maternity leave replacement)

  • Part-time
  • CKO Department: People

Company Description is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description

The Team

The People Advisory team are our regional People generalists, who span across partnering and operations, acting as the advisor to the business and the People team on the market(s) they oversee. 

People Advisors combine credible activism, culture and change stewardship and our role as organisational developers to build and strengthen’s colleague experience across the globe. From APAC to the Americas, MENAP to EMEA, our People Advisors provide critical awareness and understanding on the regions that we serve today and how we manage our geographical footprint.

The Role

As a Specialist, People Advisory you share responsibility for the health, compliance and engagement for the region and/or market that you are responsible for. You will build, optimise and iterate on the core components across the employee lifecycle. As a guardian of local communication and culture, you will provide critical cut through for CKO’s People Strategy and act as a key conduit to see that our department KRs and big rocks land with success. 

You will have a depth of knowledge for your market, including employment law and best employment practices, as well as experience of and/or capability as a partner to drive value across the talent agenda regionally. You will have had exposure to matrixed organisations, scale-up ecosystems where there are foundations to lay and, most importantly, have a flexible mindset across all strategic, tactical and operational aspects of HR.


  • People Business Partners - alignment and close working relationship with the department PBPs to support cyclical and situational business priorities, as well as advisory on regional best practice. 
  • Employee Engagement - support with the analysis of quarterly and bi-annual engagement reporting. Staying close to sensitive hotspots and support with action planning through workshops and facilitation with local teams as required. 
  • Employee Relations - be one of the go-to people for local ER issues, seeking simplicity in complexity and developing the organisation’s zero tolerance policy to misconduct and performance interventions. 
  • People Team – subject matter expert for Estonia employment law and customs for the People team. 

People compliance, practices and services 

  • Legal – work closely with counterparts in the Employment Law team to review and update documentation of current markets including contracts of employment and how we manage employee relations cases. 
  • Practices - assess and advise on regional application of global policy, acting as a decision-maker on the level and timing of local deviation and where a globally unified approach does not apply in practice.
  • Employee lifecycle - review, iterate and optimise process design and experience for key employee lifecycle activity, including changes and offboarding.
  • Compliance – uphold a high standard of people compliance across systems, audits and any regulatory requirements.   
  • People Services - as a central People Services team is in creation, hold responsibility (through the team) for developing and meeting SLAs to system updates and other queries as they arise through a central inbox or Slack. 


About you

  • Experience of leading transformational and organisational change
  • Good knowledge of employee relations in the Estonia
  • Experience delivering, reviewing and optimising multiple change projects simultaneously
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, ability to flex and adapt and resilient through periods of change
  • Not afraid to challenge; ensuring the right decisions are made for our people and our business
  • Excellent communication in Estonian and English, both written and verbal

Additional Information

Please note that this role is a maternity leave replacement with a fixed term contract.

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If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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