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

  • Ensure we have a high quality, efficient, professional team that is well treated, supported, looked after and motivated.
  • Create, develop, and then successfully implement the Rocksteady HR strategic plan and work closely with all the senior stakeholders on the vision for the plan to make sure everyone is aligned in its vision
  • Ensure all HR functions are legally compliant in every aspect
  • Maintain and improve the overall studio culture
  • Identify and proactively explore flexible solutions to workplace issues, given Home Office and local business parameters
  • Work closely with the Rocksteady team to ensure the health, well-being and behaviour of all our staff are of excellent quality
  • Manage and advise line management on performance management, grievances, absence, maternity/paternity, etc
  • Maintain, manage and improve all the HR policies and procedures
  • Manage all remuneration logistics and payroll
  • Manage staff attendance, absence and holiday systems
  • Support Production staff with management of performance review process
  • Support managers with HR related functions
  • Maintain all 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 results in Games Development HR
  • Proven ability to operate, influence and collaborate at all levels within the organisation, particularly senior management
  • Passion for being part of a world class development team
  • Skilled and experienced people manager
  • Confident, friendly, supportive, style of management
  • Experienced and skilled communicator
  • Expert understanding of current legislation and HR compliance
  • HR Graduate, CIPD Qualified
  • Demonstrable experience in HR Manager role of which a substantial part in a fast growing technology organisation

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, Parking & Haircuts
  • 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 120+ 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