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Director, P&C Productions - ITVP UK Productions (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Posted 9 days 17 hours ago by Warner Media, LLC.

Not Specified
London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are

When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role

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. ThePeople Partners on the Production P&C team will work primarily in production environments directly supporting the people that make our content. The goal is t o 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.

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.

How We Get Things Done

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits

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 and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at .
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