VP People Job in United Kingdom

Job title: VP People

Company: Kiln

Job description: Full-time – Permanent – Paris or London – 80K+ EUR or GBP + equity

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced VP People to join our team. As our VP People, you will be responsible for Kiln’s People and Talent strategy, and manage a team of 4 Kilners covering hiring, people operations and office management.

Draw upon your 7+ years of experience in People, Talent and HR functions, including at least 2 years in a leadership position, to provide strategic guidance and direction to the People team

Drive initiatives to ensure high performance and satisfaction from team members, including onboarding, performance management, employee development and engagement

Lead hiring efforts to ensure we’re hiring exceptional talent with a data-driven approach

Demonstrating your expertise by successfully managing the People team, driving their development and performance

Leveraging your previous experience in an international tech startup, particularly in managing remote teams, to effectively lead and support a geographically dispersed workforce and scale our culture

Managing the compensation programme, including salary structures, incentives and benefits

Utilizing your background or knowledge in international labor law to ensure compliance and guide HR policies and procedures


Excellent communication skills in both English and French, enabling seamless communication across the organization

Demonstrated strong negotiation skills, transparency, and conflict-resolution abilities

Strong work ethics and a commitment to fairness and equity among all employees

Proven ability to lead by example and create a positive work culture

Feeling aligned with Kiln’s

Ability to analyze and interpret data for hiring and continuous performance assessments and to drive strategic initiatives

Demonstrated organizational skills to effectively plan and manage team growth and multiple projects simultaneously


Experience in a Blockchain or crypto company

Prior experience in People and Talent within a tech-oriented company

Experience with or knowledge of HR practices in Western Europe and Singapore

About Kiln:

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management. With over $2+ billion in crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run about 3% of the network; this includes 22,000+ validators with 0 slashing events. The team is made up of 45 ecosystem enthusiasts formerly at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis, and other leading technology and cryptocurrency companies. Join Kiln and help us make the web more secure, stable, decentralized, and fair!

How Kiln will support you:

A fast-paced, no bureaucratic work environment

Equity Share Options in the Business: if Kiln succeeds, we all succeed!

Competitive Salary

Unlimited holiday

Flexible remote working

Choose your IT equipment

Internet connection paid up to €50/month

Significant personal development and tech conference budget

Your interview process:

Phone screening with our recruiter

Take-home case study

Interview with our Talent Acquisition & COO on People Operations & hiring

Interview with our CEO & COO about organizational development and talent development

Culture fit interview

Coffee chat with the People team & references check


We’re looking forward to chatting!

Expected salary:

Location: London – Paris

Job date: Fri, 08 Sep 2023 05:19:20 GMT

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