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Job Description / Role Profile
People & Culture Partner, Productions
UK Warner Bros. Discovery Productions
Supporting a population of significant number of fluctuating freelancers across UK TV and Theatrical
Senior People & Culture Partner, Productions
Primary Purpose of Position
The Production HR team is a newly formed and dedicated to providing hands-on HR support to cast and crew working on productions across Warner Bros. Discovery content businesses. The People & Culture Partners on the Production HR team will work primarily in production environments directly supporting the people that make our content. The goal is to be a recognizable and trusted HR partner to all personnel working on a Warner Bros. Discover production. As a trusted HR partner to production, the main objective is to ensure and support a respectful, inclusive, safe and positive work environment, allowing people to thrive and do their best work.
Warner Bros. Discovery Productions - The Daily:
• Initial HR point of contact for production cast and crew in the UK working across high end scripted TV and Theatrical; serves as on-set/on-site HR presence for productions, both locally and on distant location.
• Responds to production-related inquiries regarding crew/cast concerns. 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
• Provides advice, coaching, counselling, and training to proactively create/maintain an inclusive, respectful and safe work environment.
• 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.
• Plays an instrumental role in embedding new processes, ways of working and building up the HR function in collaboration with the existing HR team.
• Develops and maintains a solid understanding of our business and operation to provide commercially focused guidance to the appropriate senior management 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.
• Develops, delivers and facilitates training for productions on topics related to a respectful and harassment-free work environment.
• Embodies our culture through behaviour and interactions, and champions inclusion and diversity on the set.
• Conducts surveys to gauge cultural climate and makes recommendations for appropriate action based on findings.
• Supports the Production HR team in policy and process development across the UK ensuring consistency of approach across all productions in-territory
• Partners with People Relations and Employment Legal to deliver HR solutions on people related issues.
• Partners with Safety and COVID Compliance Officers to support COVID policies and protocols, including tracking and tracing.
• Keeps abreast of HR trends/practices, legislation and requirements to effectively manage and communicate to production workers across the region
• Travels to productions on location when needed; last minute travel may be required.
• Creates presentation decks, charts, graphs, and various materials, as needed.
• Manages special projects, as assigned.
• Fosters good working relationships with the necessary unions as matters arise
The ideal candidate will be flexible, focused, with a 'can-do' attitude and the ability to thrive in a fast-growing and fast-paced challenging environment. They will have a collaborative leadership style with the ability to influence others into action and to think creatively about solutions. They will be confident in communicating with all levels of stakeholders and be able to build strong relationships with all production personnel, including, at times, high profile cast.
This role will suit someone who excels in providing hands on operational HR support. They need to be agile and adaptable, with the ability to think on their feet, sometimes in high pressurized situations. If you are a HR professional who likes to work methodically through processes this role is probably not for you. This role is often required to work on unique issues which means that there are not always clearly defined policies and processes to follow in these situations. So, if you are comfortable working with ambiguity and want to be able to use your knowledge and expertise to define the best solutions then this role provides that opportunity.
You will need to have good judgment with the ability to balance the needs of the company and production personnel. A key component of the role is the ability to deliver engaging and innovative training for cast and crew so you will need to be confident in your delivery of training. You will have sound knowledge of UK employment legislation as well as the regulations pertinent to production populations. You will have high ethical standards with demonstrated experience handling highly sensitive information.
As this role supports productions in and around London you will need to be able to travel to productions, often at short notice. It is anticipated that travel could be between travel – 30 - 40% of the role.
Knowledge of production and the working conditions and experiences within a production environment is desirable.
Current Warner Bros. Discovery employees will be given preferential consideration for this opportunity. This position will be posted for five business days.
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.
If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpb534-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.