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Regional HRBP - London and the South (FTC until Jan '22)

UK&I Head Office
DOE

THE TRAILER – A BIT ABOUT US

Vue is part of Vue International, one of the world’s leading cinema operators. From the brands creation in 2003 we have grown rapidly and now have a presence across 10 countries, winning numerous awards for both our service and innovation along the way.

With more than 870 screens across 91 cinemas nationwide, the UK&I remains the biggest territory and with 2021 set to see an unprecedented number of new film releases across Europe we are incredibly positive about the future and remain committed to the continued development of the Vue International brand. 

Our UK Head Office, based in Chiswick Park, West London offers a vibrant, fast paced environment where our employees work tirelessly to look for new ways of working and innovations to ensure we remain widely recognised as a leader in out-of home entertainment and the ‘big screen’ experience.

ACT 1 – THE ROLE

We have an exciting opportunity for a HRBP to join our UK&I HR team. The role will work in partnership with the UK&I Operations team to create a high performing culture.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Drive management capability within all cinemas to ensure they take full accountability for the effective management of their teams.
  • Drive HR operational excellence across designated business areas.
  • Act as the first point of contact for business issues that arise with HR implications ensuring issues are effectively dealt with
  • Identify route cause of HR related issues and puts in place robust solutions to effectively address them
  • Proactively create the Area people plans to deliver highly motivated, engaged and aligned teams that deliver the business requirements
  • Work with the UK&I HR team to create a "one Vue Culture" across the organisation that is in line with Vue International brand values
  • Be the HR project lead in designated business improvement and change initiatives that relate to all cinema operations
  • Ensure all people related requirements relating to cinema closures and new cinema openings are effectively planned and implemented
  • Work closely with the Operations senior management team to ensure that optimal cinema structures and headcount are in place at all times.
  • Act as a Business partner to designated Area Managers to pro-actively understand commercial challenges, create and implement people plans that are aligned with the overall Territory HR plan
  • Implement all HR initiatives, policies and processes that are aligned with the overall Territory HR plan (e.g. annual pay review, internal communications and cascade of new initiatives).
  • Implement standardised group wide cinema recruitment and interview tools and processes, ensuring these are followed consistently by cinema management teams
  • Manage the end to end recruitment process for General Manager and Cinema Manager roles, working with external agencies or providers where required
  • Effectively implement Group wide cinema training frameworks ensuring cinema management teams are fully aligned and trained on how to use these successfully
  • Design and deliver training programmes to meet areas skills gaps
  • Drive effective succession plans for Area Manager, General Manager and critical cinema roles, ensuring the right people are selected and provided with personal development plans.
  • Promote HR best practice across Operations teams driving a self service approach to Employee Relations by Cinema Management teams
  • Ensure that effective, accurate and commercial legal advice is provided to line managers
  • Act as an escalation point for complex and high level ER issues when appropriate to also provide hands on practical help
  • Ensure Managers effectively and promptly manage long term sickness absence, ensuring each case is

ACT 2 – WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL NEED

Within a fast moving, multi-site customer facing business:

  • Commercial understanding of how a successful multi site business operates and its key drivers
  • Experience in a senior HR generalist Business Partner role with responsibility for multiple operational business areas
  • Generalist HR knowledge and experience in all key HR disciplines (e.g Employee Relations, Performance Management, Training, Management development, succession planning, Recruitment, Reward, recognition, policy and procedures)
  • Proven ability to consistently deliver within a fast moving and highly pressurised environment
  • Creating a high performance culture with engaged and motivated people in an environment that is highly focussed on cost control
  • Clear understanding of how HR can deliver business value, with outstanding track record of achieving tangible commercial results
  • Proven experience in successfully managing and implementing change
  • Created and implemented people plans that have successfully improved employee engagement and performance
  • Has used people metrics to deliver measurable business improvement 

THE FINALE – WHY YOU’LL WANT IT

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company Bonus Scheme
  • 25 Days’ Holiday (plus bank holidays) 
  • Employer Contributory Pension Plan, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Child Care Vouchers
  • unlimited cinema pass for self, plus 18 guest passes per month.

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