SENIOR HR MANAGER

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Human Resources Manager to join our team.

 

The successful candidate will be in charge of HR at Rocksteady and will work closely with the management team to develop and implement a high-quality HR strategy to ensure we have a high quality, efficient, professional, team that is well treated, supported, looked after, and motivated.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and continue to grow a high quality, efficient, professional HR service – line manage the HR Assistant.
  • Works to progress the studio values of being professional, efficient, [delivering] quality and treating people well.
  • Working closely with the Senior Leaders and Warner Brothers HR Create, develop, and then successfully implement the Rocksteady HR strategic plan ensuring everyone is aligned in its vision.
  • Partner with Time Warner / Warner Brothers central teams to leverage best practices around L&D, Compensation & Benefits, Business Continuity, Legal and Business.
  • Ensure the HR function is legally compliant in all areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain and proactively identify ways to improve the overall studio culture.
  • Ensure the health, well-being and behaviour of all our staff are of excellent quality.
  • Responsible for professional advice, guidance and support of all performance management, grievances, absence, maternity/paternity, etc.
  • Maintain, manage and proactively identify ways to improve all the HR policies and procedures.
  • Manage all remuneration logistics and local payroll approval
  • Manage staff attendance, absence and holiday systems.
  • Support annual and quarterly performance reviews.
  • Maintain and update the staff databases.
  • Manage all on-boarding, Probation periods and off boarding processes.
  • Manage all benefits and supporting staff incentives.
  • Partner with US and UK based Corporate functions.

Technical Requirements

  • Proven HR manager – proactive and results orientated.
  • Previously worked in a creative business is a plus (but not essential).
  • Proven ability to operate, influence and collaborate at all levels within the organisation, particularly senior management.
  • Skilled and experienced people manager.
  • Confident, friendly, supportive, style of management.
  • Experienced and skilled communicator.
  • Understanding of current legislation and HR compliance.

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong passion for gaming is a must
  • Experience working in fast-moving development environments; the ability to alter course during the journey
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative software teams
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills
  • Able to manage within a functional matrix structure, effectively communicating to a variety of partners, decision-makers, and interested parties
  • Familiar with dynamic company structures, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Able to think outside of the box and suggest innovative solutions for the benefit of the business
  • Able to apply common sense to problems and solutions rather than relying on strict procedure
  • Customer service, business partner approach to HR as a profession
  • Must foster professional and effective working relationships with co-workers at all levels
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, honestly and tactfully, both verbally and in writing in public communications, in front of groups, and through Executive level summaries
  • Must be able to work well under time constraints
  • Key Collaborator, communicating changes in scope and schedule to all parties
  • Must meet objectives while working independently in a highly demanding environment
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail including proofing;
  • Ability to take initiative using own discretion and skills and work with limited supervision but contributes effectively to the wider company benefit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; confident communicating at all levels within the organisation;
  • Patient, calm and unflappable nature and flexibility in approach to workload;
  • Must be discreet, diplomatic and treat information within the department as highly confidential
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and HR Systems

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 150+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab