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Director, P&C Productions – ITVP UK Productions (1 Year Fixed Term Contract) – Warner Bros. Discovery

The WBD UK TV Productions (ITVP UK & Hanna Barbera Studios Europe) P&C team is dedicated to providing hands-on HR support to cast and crew working on productions across WBD content businesses. Overseeing a population of approx. 150 headcount and significant number of fluctuating freelancers depending upon production volume, estimated in any 12-month period to be in excess of 5000 people. The People Partners on the Production P&C team will work primarily in production environments directly supporting the people that make our content. The goal is to be a recognisable and trusted HR partner to all personnel working on a WBD production. As a trusted P&C 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.

As Director P&C, you will partner with the ITVP UK Opco Management teams to provide strategic and operational HR support across the full breadth of the employment and production lifecycle.

For this opportunity we welcome applications from candidates looking to work 4 days a week, as well as full time, as we can be flexible with the working hours. We can also offer the flexibility of hybrid working from our Brighton or London offices

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Be a trusted and strategic human resources partner to the senior leadership teams across the UK ITVP Opcos as well as other UK-based businesses as necessary.
  • Work with the leadership team to continuously review people and the organisation structure to ensure it is fit to deliver commercial success in the future
  • Create and activate the BU implementation strategy for core HR/talent programs.
  • Mentor, develop and coach the local P&C team and proactively manage and prioritise work in the team to support business needs and P&C strategies/objectives.
  • Develop strong working relationships with stakeholders including GVP, People & Culture International Productions, , People Relations, Legal and COE partners.
  • Helps People Partner team to manage and resolve P&C issues including, but not limited to, conflict management, coaching, development, employee relations, compensation, internal mobility, staff retention, talent acquisition, workforce planning, headcount and position management, talent and team development and compliance.
  • Work closely with GVP, People & Culture International  Productions to execute and implement P&C-related initiatives such as, organisation design & integration including managing all restructuring, talent management, compensation planning, employee development, succession planning, and performance management.
  • Senior P&C point of escalation for production cast and crew; serves as on-set/on-site P&C presence for productions, both locally and on distant location.
  • Provides advice, coaching, counseling, and training to proactively create/maintain an inclusive, respectful and safe work environment including topics related to creating and maintain a respectful and harassment-free work environment.
  • Interpret and help to implement P&C  policies, practices and procedures for managers, teams and individual employees that embed the Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) one team culture and Guiding Principles.
  • Responsible for IR35 Opco compliance as well as the HMRC point of contact for FEU applications and tax status clarifications and Schedule D dispensations.
  • Travels to productions on location when needed; last minute travel may be required.
  • Responsible for managing a People Partner, Payroll Manager, HR & Payroll Assistant + any freelance HR Consultants (Approx. team of 5).

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Significant experience supporting television and/or film productions with a wide range of HR, critical thinking and business advisory skills.
  • A collaborative leadership style with the ability to influence others into action and to think creatively about solutions.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Strong in communicating with stakeholders at all levels, keen collaborator and builds strong relationships with employees.
  • Good judgment and ability to balance the needs of the company and employees.
  • Exceptional organisation and project management skills.
  • Possesses an engaging and innovative presentation style when delivering training.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable UK legislation and regulations pertinent to production populations
  • High ethical standards with demonstrated experience handling highly sensitive information.
  • Passion for this business; driven to accomplish and meet objectives.
  • Ability to travel – 25% of the role.
  • Previous experience of working within an American parent company and complex matrix organisation highly advantageous.
  • Experience working with Workday databases highly preferable.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification or CIPD preferred.

Hybrid Working – This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

Apply here.

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