ROLE:

We’re looking for a smart, practical HR generalist with a can-do attitude to manage our People Operations in the UK (with potential scope to take on responsibility for certain satellite offices as well). It’s a great opportunity for the right candidate to take ownership of this role and really put their stamp on it as we look to take our people infrastructure and experience to the next level. You’ll help our UK-based workforce deliver top performance, and generally play a key part in our HR team.

The role will be based in London, our global HQ, and will report to the Group Head of People Operations (also working closely with other stakeholders including our Group ER & Policy Partner and Employment Counsel). You will also have management responsibility for our London-based People Ops Assistant. The role will be responsible for delivery of the following key HR workstreams in the UK:

  • Employee relations. Handle individual and collective employee relations issues in a practical and legally compliant way. This could involve anything from helping resolve informal disciplinary and grievance matters, through to absence management, termination of employment, and ultimately managing the UK aspects of major ER programs (e.g. our organisational response to Covid-19).
  • Performance and culture. Support our London managers in developing their management capability and effectively leading their teams to drive sustainable high performance. Coach and advise managers and staff to improve performance and deal with any issues. Help implement our new organisational Code of Conduct and Vision & Values in the London office. Set up local initiatives to drive employee engagement, talent retention, and learning and development.
  • HR policies and compliance. Help build out and embed our HR policy and process framework in a succinct, user-friendly and legally-compliant format in line with wider group initiatives. Lead on ensuring UK HR compliance in relation to GDPR, immigration/global mobility set-up, pensions/ benefits issues etc. Help manage UK contingent workforce (IR35 for independent contractors etc).
  • Diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. Manage implementation of our group-wide D&I program in the UK office and help plan/deliver relevant training as necessary. Contribute generally to wellbeing initiatives and social activities (working with colleagues in Comms, Facilities etc).
  • HR data and systems. Take ownership of UK HR data, ensure it’s clean and regularly updated, and share it with stakeholders in a user-friendly format as necessary (e.g. to help analyse trends in sick pay, absence rates, leavers etc). Lead effective use of Workday and other HR systems.
  • Pay. Manage UK payroll and wider pay review process as necessary (potentially including some satellite offices). Help implement and manage relevant staff bonus/commission arrangements.
  • HR documentation/contracts. Own our UK template HR documents (employment contracts, consultancy agreements etc), issue/adapt them for individual circumstances, and regularly review and update them as appropriate in line with business needs. Document and process joiners, leavers, pay rises, promotions and other changes to employment T&Cs as necessary.

 

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong generalist HR experience in the UK (other jurisdictions a bonus), with a particular focus on employee relations, developing HR policy/document frameworks, and helping managers build a high-performance culture.
  • A team player with a sense of humour and a ‘can-do’ attitude: willing to get stuck in and take charge of tasks big or small, and always focused on finding practical solutions.
  • A cool head and pragmatic approach, able to deftly handle challenging situations and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-moving, fluid environment that reflects our rapid growth in recent years. Smart, inquisitive, and keen to improve both themselves and our HR function: able to recognise where development is necessary and proactively implement appropriate changes.
  • Strong communication skills: clear, accurate and to the point, both verbally and in writing.
  • We would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with CIPD certification, familiarity with UK employment law/GDPR in an HR context, and/or experience with Workday and similar HR systems. Experience of a start-up/tech environment, and managing staff, is also an advantage.

 

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law).

 

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