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HR Advisor

Frontier

Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 750 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
 
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Purpose of the role
As part of our continued growth we have an opportunity for 3 x HR Advisors to join our friendly and passionate team, and support our rapidly growing studio. Reporting to the HR Business Partner, this project centric HR Advisor role, will work with the wider HR and Talent team to deliver the Frontier People Strategy as well as providing generalist HR support to people managers and colleagues across the Company.

Responsibilities

    • Work closely with our people managers providing day to day ER support, ensuring timely and consistent ER advice and coaching to build capability, develop rising stars and support talent retention, where required
    • Track, monitor and report on a wide range of key HR data/metrics, providing recommendations to management based on data analysis
    • Case management including advice, guidance and support on performance & capability reviews, absence management, resolution of grievance and disciplinary issues etc
    • Support the HR Business Partners with the development and delivery of business programmes and strategy, contributing to and owning a range of HR projects across the full employee life cycle, such as succession planning, benefits & reward, L&D, annual staff surveys, change management etc
    • Manage stakeholders & partnerships internally across HR and other departments to ensure cohesive, timely, seamless and effective delivery of project goals
    • Work closely with the HR Business Partners to evolve people processes and structures, identifying gaps for continuous improvement
    • Write and present information briefings on a range of HR related topics, projects and initiatives
    • Act as the first point of escalation for HR Assistants for HR queries, and general point of HR expertise to your wider teams/departments
    • Ensure all HR policies are in line with employment law, writing and developing policies polices where required, and provide advice and guidance to managers
    • Maintain the integrity of our employee data in our HRIS.

About you

    • Preferably CIPD level 5 qualified or working towards qualification.
    • Demonstrable experience in an operational HR role preferably within the technology industry or similar with a fast paced environment
    • Excellent understanding of UK employment law with experience in handling sensitive employee relations issues
    • Analytical with the ability to identify trends and take action accordingly
    • Comfortable implementing processes and challenging the status quo
    • Ability to prioritise issues, foresee and manage potential conflicts
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Pro-active with a continuous improvement approach.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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