HR People Partner

Warner Brothers

Full time

London, UK

Jan 4

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

The Job

Warner Media/Warner Bros. is seeking an experienced Production HR People Partner to be the main point of contact for all Human Resources and Employee Relations matters for Shoe Bucket. Shoe Bucket, the UK arm of Warner Bros. TV, makes high end drama TV series across several locations in and around London in the UK.

The Daily

  • Develops and maintains a solid understanding of our business and operation to provide commercially focused guidance to the Shoe Bucket US senior management team.
  • Plays an instrumental role in embedding new processes, ways of working and building up the HR function in collaboration with the existing HR team.
  • Provides guidance and advice to production executives in handling day-to-day production concerns. Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures as well as local employment legislation and industry best practice. Prepares the business for and leads employee consultations meetings.
  • Is available to production cast and crew to voice any concerns and keeps their ear to the ground to identify potential or existing issues regarding performance, capability, persistent or long-term absence, grievances, misconduct, working arrangements, maternity and any other leave. Responds to crew enquiries regarding policy interpretation and serves as a liaison between production, production executives and corporate teams.
  • Determines how to handle and escalate employee relation matters, working closely with the management team and employment legal to determine next step actions, including the transfer of cases to Employee Relations for handling as necessary.
  • Support the development of a diverse workforce and the company’s diversity aspirations both on and off screen through the provision of suitable training and initiatives including advising on questions rehiring practices.
  • Oversees compliance of HMRC’s Appendix 1 and IR35 tax legislation.

The Essentials

  • Experience of partnering with senior management teams in a generalist HR role at a HR Manager level with a heavy emphasis on employee relations (or related experience).
  • Experience of applying expert employment legislation and best practice HR within the television or film sector.
  • Proven track record of advising and tailoring HR solutions within a freelance environment
  • Media entertainment experience or previous entertainment/studio experience strongly preferred
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution knowledge and experience helpful
  • Educated to degree level with full CIPD postgraduate education
  • Able to demonstrate operative knowledge of Human Resources policies, practices, and procedures
  • Proven track record of advising and tailoring HR solutions within a freelance environment

The Nice To Haves

  • Ability to utilise diplomacy and adaptability attributes in dealing with senior and production executives throughout the organization
  • Must be able to exercise keen judgment when analysing and resolving employee issues
  • Upholds the highest level of confidentiality
  • Must be able to handle pressure of a fast-paced environment, prioritise, manage multiple investigations, projects and tasks at the same time
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence key decision makers

The Perks

This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including private medical, generous pension contribution and company bonus. Many of our staff work flexibly in many ways, including flexible hours or an element of working remotely. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

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