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Job description

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world's best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives.

Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world's most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.

Join us. Shape your story here.

The Job

The Production HR team is newly formed and dedicated to providing hands-on HR support to cast and crew working on productions across WarnerMedia content businesses. ThePeople 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 WarnerMedia 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.

The Senior HR People Partner will lead the Film Production people plan and be responsible for overseeing the People Partner team supporting Warner Bros. Film Productions in the UK, ensuring all productions have dedicated People Partner support through the correct allocation of resource and advisory support. The role works closely with Talent Leaders, People Solutions, COEs, HRS, Workplace Investigations and Legal as needed.

The Daily

  • Lead HR point of contact for UK Film production cast and crew; 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.
  • Guides and coaches production leaders/HODs on how to appropriately manage and resolve complex HR issues including, but not limited to, performance management, conflict management, coaching, development, employee relations, talent and team development, and compliance, working closely with Talent Leaders, People Solutions, COEs, ER, LR, and Legal as required.
  • Proactively manages and prioritizes work on the team to support business needs and HR strategies/objectives.
  • Helps People Partner team to manage and resolve HR issues including, but not limited to, performance management, conflict management, coaching, development, employee relations, and compensation, working closely with Talent Leaders, People Solutions, COEs, HRS, ER and Legal as required. Provides advice, coaching, counseling, and training to proactively create/maintain an inclusive, respectful and safe work environment.
  • Develops, delivers and facilitates training for productions on topics related to a respectful and harassment-free work environment.
  • Embodies our culture through behavior 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.
  • Travels to productions on location when needed; last minute travel may be required.

The Essentials

  • Significant experience supporting television and/or film productions and/or media freelance environment 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 all level stakeholders, keen collaborator and builds strong relationships with employees.
  • Good judgment and ability to balance the needs of the company and employees.
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills.
  • Possess an engaging and innovative presentation style when delivering training.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable UK legislation and regulations pertinent to production.
  • Ability to travel - 25% of the role.

The Nice to Haves

  • Previous experience of working within an American parent company and complex matrix organisation highly advantageous.

The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
Job Sector
Human Resources
Job Position
HR Business Partner
Postal Code
WD25 7LP
Watford WD25 7LP, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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