Senior HR Manager Games - AAA title XB1 PS4 VR game - world famous film/ comic IP

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Areas of Expertise:
HR and Recruitment
South East UK
Conkerberry Pty Ltd
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Multi-award winning videogame developer of world famous game titles
AAA console tiles for Xbox1, PS4, PC & VR titles
Cutting edge technology with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities
Join a team of 140 talented people
Visa sponsorship & relocation, initial accommodation, help finding rental & schools etc

Benefits too numerous to list but include
• Private family medical care &dental
• Contributory pension scheme
• Annual bonus scheme
• Long-service holiday reward
• Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
• Childcare Vouchers Scheme
• National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan


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 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 HR 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

Ideal 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

For more information please contact me anytime

Bronwynn Lusted
Conkerberry Recruitment for Games
+61 427 690 971

Contact Details:
Conkerberry Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 2 9267 5714
Contact: Bronwynn Lusted

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