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Assistant HR Manager, British Film Institute


Assistant Human Resources Manager

Salary £36,747 - £43,422

The BFI is an internationally recognised cultural body, and the lead organisation for film in the UK. We are a Government arm’s-length body and distributor of Lottery funds for film.

We are currently looking at our values and how we work across the BFI, including how we support more agile working and the changes that the Covid-19 pandemic have accelerated in meeting working life expectations and ambitions.

We are looking for someone who is a generalist with an interest in Learning and Development. Supporting the team and the HR Managers deliver people centred generalist support to a wide range of professionals who deliver our activities from our public programme including film festivals to those who support new talent in the film industry. You will also help us plan development initiatives as we identify our immerging learning needs through using all platforms and available content.

You will have demonstrable experience in delivering all stages of the employee life cycle with an interest in how these can continually be improved and developed to meet our people’s aspirations. We have a number of key initiatives to support including the roll-out of more agile working, succession planning and developing our talent, plus creating different routes into our cultural careers as we further develop our inclusion strategies and practices.

You will be a proactive, client focused professional who will collaborate with peers to deliver high levels of service. CIPD Qualified, your approach will reflect best practice HR but with a pragmatic ability to adapt and deliver solutions to sometimes complex employee relations matters.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events, plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion. Applicants from our under-represented groups, both of under-represented ethnicity and/or those who identify as D/deaf and disabled we guarantee a first interview on meeting our minimum requirements.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 March 2021 at midday

First interviews will be held on Friday 5 March 2021

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