Smarkets is an award-winning, product-focused sports betting technology company headquartered in central London, with offices in Los Angeles and Malta. Our strength is people, technology and trading with a passion to push the known boundaries of real-time financial technology.

Our vision is to upend the betting industry by offering prices as close to fair value as possible on sports, politics, and other events. We are doing this by using technology and the smartest people to solve problems.

About the role

This is a busy and varied position in HR which will allow you to develop ownership over several people-focused administrative tasks in a vibrant, fin-tech start-up environment.

The role will give you great internal exposure to the employee base and the opportunity to collaborate across a diverse range of backgrounds, from software engineers, to data scientists, quantitative analysts and many more - so an interest in a technological environment and good rapport is key!

Since you will be the gatekeeper to several administrative tasks and processes sustaining our people function, we are seeking an individual who is highly methodical, conscientious and with a strong attention to detail. Being self-aware and receptive to feedback whilst demonstrating emotional intelligence will help you grow in your role, among a collaborative and multidisciplinary team of senior HR and Talent acquisition colleagues.


  • Coordinate and ensure the smooth running of HR administrative processes such as:
    • Issuing employment contracts
    • Onboarding, probation and offboarding whilst coordinating with recruiters
    • Assist new employees relocating to the UK and support visa sponsorship process using external providers
    • Background checks and compliance procedures
    • Employment references
  • Be the first escalation point in the HR team and triage support request and assist in ER cases
  • Clarify and help enforce HR policies and procedures across the company alongside the HR Manager
  • Manage and ensure data integrity of our HRIS and learning platforms as well as good record keeping of HR related documentation
  • Assist in deploying and embedding employee development, engagement and retention initiatives
  • Conduct employee engagement surveys
  • Benefits administration and support with payroll
  • Collaborate effectively with a range of teams internally - from Hiring, to Finance to Office Management and Technical teams, whilst reporting to the HR Manager
  • Be an all-rounded cultural ambassador and work with Office Management on cultural initiatives

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Strong administration skills - methodical and with great attention to detail
  • Conscientious and diligent
  • Organized, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • A keen eye for optimization coupled with proactiveness
  • Integrity and good adherence to confidentiality requirements
  • Good interpersonal and people-facing skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Openness to feedback, demonstrating flexibility and willingness to learn

In return you'll get

  • A progressive, open culture and great work environment
  • Yearly training and development budget of £1,000 per employee
  • A hybrid work model and 20 days to work from anywhere
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Matched pension contribution
  • Monthly company hangouts
  • Office overlooking lovely St Katharine Docks, with daily lunch served by a team of in-house chefs and a well stocked pantry

Our Values

  • Push to win
  • Make others better
  • Give a shit
  • Be a pro
  • Bring the energy

Our Culture

Our mission at Smarkets is to fix the betting industry with the best products and best prices. Smarkets is a Series B startup that brings a professional, tech-led approach to the sports and political betting industry with a sophisticated platform that has handled over £25 billion in traded volume since 2010.

We embrace collaboration, trust, innovation and scientific rigour, while we celebrate ambitious goals and passionate energy. We push ourselves to be the best and lean into challenges to ensure that we are continually developing at both an individual and organisational level. This has enabled us to be where we are today and leads us to where we want to be next.

Our culture rewards people on merit and excellence and we strive to provide a working environment where recognition, challenges, support, collaboration, interesting benefits and shared meals provided by our chefs mix together to let you unlock your potential, grow with us and become your best self.

Smarkets is an equal opportunities employer and takes active steps to prevent bias and discrimination in our interview process. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity.

We will not be providing visa sponsorship for this role.

Salary ranges between £30k-40k depending on experience. We will not be providing visa sponsorship for this role.

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