Senior HR Manager, Production



Company Description

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

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Job Description

Role Title:       Senior HR Manager, Production
Location:        London
Division:         International Production
Reporting to: HR Director, Production

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
We are looking for a Senior HR Manager to support our growing TV & Film Productions business out of London. You will be responsible for providing HR leadership, advice, coaching and guidance on our TV & Film Productions. Working with the HR Director for Production this role provides HR support to our Production leaders and contract freelance Production cast & crews. In addition, you will partner with one of our UK TV Production companies, identifying strategies to develop culture and engagement and delivering first-class HR service, proactively engaging on all people related activities.

Reporting into the HR Director, Production, you will drive production HR strategies designed to ensure best in class contract experiences, embedding company policy and practice whilst managing situations as they arrive during a Production. You will support Production leaders in the UK & US identifying future resourcing needs and identifying new diverse talent are signing up to join us.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys complex, dynamic and fast paced creative environments, where you frequently need to adapt your style and deliverables on a regular basis. The Production environment is creative and time-sensitive, people will look to you to provide expert advice, proactive solutions and strong partnering on all aspects of employment or freelance engagements.

Employee Relations:

⦁    Confident partner and problem solver with the ability to respond quickly and calmly to situations
⦁    Build confidence with Production leaders and become partners with Unit Production Managers
⦁    Provide daily HR support to all UK Studio Productions including heavy employee relations, training and development, compensation, staffing and recruitment, work eligibility/visa support, performance management, ad hoc reporting and compliance with HR policies and procedures
⦁    Partner with Employment Law and other internal HR partners to resolve situations proactively and sensitive to the time pressure

Best Engagement Experience:

⦁    Create an environment of positive employee relations by respecting confidentiality, establishing trust and credibility, being seen by employees as approachable and fair, and balancing business needs with employee needs
⦁    Attending and being visible on Productions (in line with COVID protocols)
⦁    Lead on ensuring Respect in The Workplace training and policy. Ensuring everyone attends training and compliance is upheld across all productions. Providing training and advise on Productions as required
⦁    Creating and executing HR strategies designed to enhance the engagement experience for the freelance populations, particularly in driving wellbeing strategies
⦁    Working with the VP HR and Diversity Forum Lead to deliver agreed strategies to create inclusive production environments
⦁    Lead and assist in the co-ordination and roll out of RITW training and any future compliance training

Learning & Development:

⦁    Provide coaching to employees & managers, offering feedback and advice on issues in a proactive and compassionate manner
⦁    Deliver Production Kick Start meetings
⦁    Be a brand ambassador for the development offerings and ensure you and your Managers are fully aware of the opportunities and the overall curriculum.
⦁    Be passionate about driving key HR initiatives forward for all client groups.
⦁    Identifying opportunities for future talent and supporting the business in planning development

The rest…

There is a vast array of projects to lead or get involved in, there is never a quiet day in Production, and we can’t wait to share them with you once you apply!


⦁    You will be an experienced Senior HR Business Partner/Manager, able to quickly build trusted relationships, within a fast-paced dynamic environment
⦁    Strong interpersonal/organisational & critical thinking skills
⦁    Ability to influence and manage conflict
⦁    Resourceful and able to juggle multiple priorities with success
⦁    You have an in-depth knowledge of employment law and experience of managing complex cases with success
⦁    You will have experience in creating and executing HR strategies along with managing tactical priorities
⦁    You must be able work independently in a fast-paced creative environment and meet tight deadlines
⦁    You will be able to engage, influence and develop strong relationships with in a creative production environment
⦁    Our organisation is heavily matrixed so the ability to navigate this, collaborate and ensure all stakeholders are communicated with is key
⦁    Multi-tasking is crucial for this role- you will be someone that is solutions focused and able to deliver on potentially complex matters in a timely and efficient way. You’ll consider attention to detail one of your strengths, working with a methodical approach, prioritising your workload and have great organisational and time management skills
⦁    Ability to communicate across all levels and flex your style in various scenarios
⦁    You’re able to really demonstrate the ‘human’ in human resources, understanding your groups and identifying creative ways in which to engage them in all people related activity
⦁    We want to see your passion, particularly for Media

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove they are able to work in the United Kingdom.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.  Accessibility Statement | NBCUnicareers

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

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