SENIOR HR MANAGER
(12 MONTH FTC)

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 for a 12-month contract.

 

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 – including line management responsibilities of the HR Officer and HR Apprentice.
  • Works to progress the studio values of being professional, efficient, [delivering] quality and treating people well.
  • Working closely with the Senior Leaders and Warner Bros HR to create, develop, and then successfully implement the Rocksteady HR strategic plan ensuring everyone is aligned in its vision.
  • Partner with Warner Media/ Warner Bros central teams to leverage best practices around L&D, Compensation & Benefits, Business Continuity, Legal and general HR practices.
  • Ensure the HR function is legally compliant in all areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain and proactively identify ways to improve the overall studio culture.
  • Manage the annual and quarterly performance reviews as well as the annual engagement survey.
  • 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, while ensuring the health, well-being and behaviour of all our staff are of excellent quality.
  • Manage all remuneration logistics and local payroll approval, including the annual salary and bonus review.
  • Manage all benefits and supporting staff incentives.
  • Oversee the management of staff attendance, absence and holiday systems.
  • Oversee the management of the staff databases.
  • Oversee the management of all on-boarding, probation periods and off-boarding processes, including the management of immigration of new employees and their relocation.
  • Partner with US and UK based Corporate functions.

Technical Requirements

  • Proven HR manager in an organisation circa 150 – 500 people. Proactive and results orientated.
  • Proven ability to operate, influence and collaborate at all levels within the organisation, particularly senior management.
  • Proven ability to take initiative using own discretion and skills and work with limited supervision but contributes effectively to the wider company benefit.
  • Previous experience managing complex HR issues including grievances and disciplinary’s.
  • CIPD qualified.
  • Confident, friendly, supportive, style of management.
  • Understanding of current legislation and HR compliance.
  • Previous experience working within a functional matrix structure, effectively communicating to a variety of partners, decision-makers, and interested parties.
  • Previously worked in a creative business is a plus (but not essential).

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in fast-moving development environments; the ability to alter course during the journey. Previous experience working well under tight time constraints.
  • Experience defining, designing, implementing, and supporting production process for creative teams.
  • Strong organisational and follow-through skills.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail including proofing;
  • 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. Previous experience in Workday is a plus.

Benefits

  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • State of the art office with the entire 190+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • Game and Book library.