ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries – film, television (high-end, children’s, unscripted), VFX, animation and games. We are supporting economic recovery and future innovation and growth across the whole of the UK by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the global success of the screen sector.
We are funded by industry contributions to our Skills Funds and with National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of its Future Film Skills strategy to help people get into the industry and progress within it.
The ScreenSkills Apprenticeship Programme seeks to trial and establish a new apprenticeship route into physical production for film and TV, particularly for traditionally freelance roles in key skills shortage areas. ScreenSkills is working in partnership with very high-profile production companies and studios, such as Netflix, Warner Media, Prime Video, Sky (with APX Content Ventures), Banijay UK and Lime Pictures.
The HR Advisor will report to the HR Manager and work with the wider HR team. They will be responsible for advising and supporting the Programme and Cohort Leads with the apprenticeship program.
They will be responsible for the smooth running and administration of the day-to-day employee queries mainly for the apprenticeship program but will be expected to provide support to the wider team with recruitment and other HR related matters.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, proactive, resilient individual who is approachable, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as they will be working with Industry partners and ScreenSkills.
Please submit your CV and Cover Letter explaining how your skills and experience relate to the responsibilities of the role.
- Proactively provide professional HR advice, support and guidance to the managers and staff on all HR queries, including all aspects of HR policy and procedures and current employment law/legislation
- With the HR Advisor, provide support with recruitment to attract and recruit appropriate candidates
- Experience of drafting and issuing terms and conditions of service and understanding the difference between employees and associates (sole traders, personal service companies)
- Ensure HR files have all the required paperwork including right to work in the UK
- Support the on boarding process for the apprentices in alignment/collaboration with ScreenSkills policies and procedures
- Agree and set up probationary review meetings for new starters, in accordance with probationary policy. Review completed probationary forms and issue confirmation letters
- Establish and develop relationships with managers and key contacts to understand and advise on people management issues
- Provide advice and guidance on employment issues such as performance management and employee relations issues
- Sickness absence, ensure accurate recording of all sick absence on HRIS (Cascade), arrange return to work interviews, upload all documentation onto Cascade. Monitor patterns refer where necessary
- Manage and process the monthly overtime, holiday pay and timesheets for the apprentices ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner for payroll
- An understanding of IR35 and its application
- Assist the HR Manager with new policies/procedures
- Any other duties which are commensurate with role
- CIPD qualified or equivalent experience gained within a busy HR Department
- Experience of providing generalist advice
- Strong interpersonal, communication, problem skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Flexible & Adaptable
- Ability to maintain strict confidentially
- Strong MS Office skills
Corporate responsibilities of all ScreenSkills personnel:
- Take ownership of, and contribute to, internal and external communications activity both in their job role and as part of ScreenSkills’ overall strategic objectives.
- Demonstrate a personal commitment to embracing and promoting ScreenSkills’ positive approach to the achievement of acceptance, openness, and equality of opportunity at work for people from under-represented groups (e.g. such as those with disabilities and from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and Black, Asian and people of colour).
- Promote and develop individual and organisational activities which support and enhance environmental sustainability and health and safety objectives.
- Establish good working relationships with both internal and external customers and provide a high-quality service which meets their needs.
- Support yours and your colleagues’ activity through a commitment to effective and correct use of corporate tools and resources, including the ScreenSkills’ intranet for internal communications and authorised systems for contact management.
ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering after a career break, women, people who are LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and people of colour, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, from a less advantaged socio-economic background as well as any other under-represented group.