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Head of HR / Casting
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: 11Arches Park, Bishop Auckland, UK , United Kingdom
11Arches is the production company of multi award-winning Kynren – an epic tale of England; and now operators of 11Arches Park, the newest theme park in the UK extending Kynren’s groundbreaking concept of epic live action show immersing you in a thrilling travel through time.

The onsite production team is expanding rapidly as a result of our growth plans, and we are looking to build a full team fit for year-long operations. We are looking for an experienced and talented HR Manager to support our growth plans as Kynren moves into its sixth season of Summer performances and we embark on our next exciting chapter with the opening of 11Arches Park, alongside the establishment in the Fall 2021 of the 11Arches Academy of Performing Arts for our young Archers aged 11 to 25.

THE PERSON
The Head of HR / Casting role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved in an inspiring, ambitious and unique start up, working in a fast-moving, often unpredictable, high-octane environment that accompanies the production of a world-class show and adrenaline-filled visitor attraction.

Reporting to the Chief Operating officer, you will lead our HR & Casting team, looking after our most important asset: people -be them 11Arches empoyees, seasonal employees for 11Arches Park or our 1,000 volunteers forming the cast and crew of Kynren (aka Archers). You will take ownership of all HR matters across the company from recruitment to performance reviews, wage reviews, disciplinary action, mentoring, training and development, welfare and pastoral care, licensing for child performers. To perform well in this role you should have experience as a Senior HR or Casting individual and knowledge around all legal requirements in this role.

This is an incredibly fast-paced and varied position, and examples of duties include, but are not limited to:

• Consistently recruiting excellent staff.

• Maintaining a smooth onboarding process.

• Training, counseling and coaching our staff.

• Building training programmes and deployment of resources.

• Pastoral care and resolving conflicts through positive and professional mediation.

• Designing and managing oversight of all activities on and off-site involving volunteers, including rehearsals, training, recruitment and pre-show preparations.

• Carrying out necessary administrative duties.

• Conducting performance and wage reviews.

• developing, managing and enforcing all cast licensing practices.

• Scoping the database requirements needed to support and manage the HR department and managing staff and volunteer data capture at all stages of the production. Developing and delivering tools to report accurately and in a timely manner on the volunteer force to suit needs of the productions.

• Supporting internal communication.

• Developing clear policies and ensuring policy awareness.

• Creating clear and concise reports.

• Giving helpful and engaging presentations.

• Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance.

• Handling workplace investigations, disciplinary and termination procedures.

• Maintaining employee and workplace privacy.

Given the unique nature of this opportunity, it is essential that the right candidate is flexible to carry out any other duties that contribute to ensuring the success of our productions.

The right candidate will possess the following attributes:

• Degree in human resources management or equivalent

• 5+ years experience in similar human resources roles, experience in volunteer management is a plus

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to give presentations

• Flexible, adaptable, with a highly receptive and positive attitude towards change

• Personable, friendly and outgoing, with a positive outlook

• Proactive, independent and a self-starter. It is imperative that the right candidate is able to work independently in order to get the job done, with an ability to “think outside the box” in relation to problem-solving and identifying efficiencies

• Excellent team-player, who identifies areas where they are able to assist others in making sure deadlines are met

• Close attention to detail, process-driven and continually striving for excellence

• Passionate about ensuring that every staff and volunteer involved in the production enjoys a fantastic, and memorable experience

• Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building and conflict management abilities

• Be a doer with a sense of immediacy – ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuff done in a timely manner whilst ensuring quality of delivery

• Experience in mentoring training and coaching staff

• Experience in conflict resolution, disciplinary processes and workplace investigations.

• Knowledge of relevant health and safety laws

• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
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Head of HR / Casting
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: 11Arches Park, Bishop Auckland, UK , United Kingdom
11Arches is the production company of multi award-winning Kynren – an epic tale of England; and now operators of 11Arches Park, the newest theme park in the UK extending Kynren’s groundbreaking concept of epic live action show immersing you in a thrilling travel through time.

The onsite production team is expanding rapidly as a result of our growth plans, and we are looking to build a full team fit for year-long operations. We are looking for an experienced and talented HR Manager to support our growth plans as Kynren moves into its sixth season of Summer performances and we embark on our next exciting chapter with the opening of 11Arches Park, alongside the establishment in the Fall 2021 of the 11Arches Academy of Performing Arts for our young Archers aged 11 to 25.

THE PERSON
The Head of HR / Casting role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved in an inspiring, ambitious and unique start up, working in a fast-moving, often unpredictable, high-octane environment that accompanies the production of a world-class show and adrenaline-filled visitor attraction.

Reporting to the Chief Operating officer, you will lead our HR & Casting team, looking after our most important asset: people -be them 11Arches empoyees, seasonal employees for 11Arches Park or our 1,000 volunteers forming the cast and crew of Kynren (aka Archers). You will take ownership of all HR matters across the company from recruitment to performance reviews, wage reviews, disciplinary action, mentoring, training and development, welfare and pastoral care, licensing for child performers. To perform well in this role you should have experience as a Senior HR or Casting individual and knowledge around all legal requirements in this role.

This is an incredibly fast-paced and varied position, and examples of duties include, but are not limited to:

• Consistently recruiting excellent staff.

• Maintaining a smooth onboarding process.

• Training, counseling and coaching our staff.

• Building training programmes and deployment of resources.

• Pastoral care and resolving conflicts through positive and professional mediation.

• Designing and managing oversight of all activities on and off-site involving volunteers, including rehearsals, training, recruitment and pre-show preparations.

• Carrying out necessary administrative duties.

• Conducting performance and wage reviews.

• developing, managing and enforcing all cast licensing practices.

• Scoping the database requirements needed to support and manage the HR department and managing staff and volunteer data capture at all stages of the production. Developing and delivering tools to report accurately and in a timely manner on the volunteer force to suit needs of the productions.

• Supporting internal communication.

• Developing clear policies and ensuring policy awareness.

• Creating clear and concise reports.

• Giving helpful and engaging presentations.

• Maintaining and reporting on workplace health and safety compliance.

• Handling workplace investigations, disciplinary and termination procedures.

• Maintaining employee and workplace privacy.

Given the unique nature of this opportunity, it is essential that the right candidate is flexible to carry out any other duties that contribute to ensuring the success of our productions.

The right candidate will possess the following attributes:

• Degree in human resources management or equivalent

• 5+ years experience in similar human resources roles, experience in volunteer management is a plus

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to give presentations

• Flexible, adaptable, with a highly receptive and positive attitude towards change

• Personable, friendly and outgoing, with a positive outlook

• Proactive, independent and a self-starter. It is imperative that the right candidate is able to work independently in order to get the job done, with an ability to “think outside the box” in relation to problem-solving and identifying efficiencies

• Excellent team-player, who identifies areas where they are able to assist others in making sure deadlines are met

• Close attention to detail, process-driven and continually striving for excellence

• Passionate about ensuring that every staff and volunteer involved in the production enjoys a fantastic, and memorable experience

• Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building and conflict management abilities

• Be a doer with a sense of immediacy – ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuff done in a timely manner whilst ensuring quality of delivery

• Experience in mentoring training and coaching staff

• Experience in conflict resolution, disciplinary processes and workplace investigations.

• Knowledge of relevant health and safety laws

• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
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