HR/Crew Manager - Maternity Cover

Location: London
Job Code: 12047


Crew Manager

(9-12 Month Maternity cover) - London


The Global Head of HR has a clear vision for the all aspect of MPC People which is supported by the business, namely building a progressive and proactive global approach to people management to develop and retain the best talent in the industry as well as ensuring MPC is seen as an employer of choice in each of our facilities.


The Crew Manager provides high support and advice to artists and managers and partners closely with members of the management team in a true business partner approach. Crew Manager has direct responsibility for dedicated departments to manage all the HR related aspects to ensure an integrated, progressive and proactive and flexible, yet consistent approach. Reporting directly to the Head of HR and working in a team to collaborate on company initiatives.



  • Management and Leadership Development: Partner with Heads of Department (HoDs) and Management to coach and guide in talent attraction, retention and development, contract and policy application, performance management, training and development, and compensation practices. Additional details:
    • Support the development of the HoDs and wider management group to reinforce culture, instil values, and create a sustainable leadership and management team.
    • Assume responsibility for ensuring that management understands and adhere to the boundaries, policies and process in which we operate. Including, broadening their understanding of the employment relationship whilst balancing it with the risks and operational demand.
    • Partner with management to ensure that messaging and communications with individuals and teams is reflective of the business strategies and culture.
    • Facilitate and deliver internal training sessions for the development of management


  • Workforce Planning: Manage high volume cycle of artist contract ending/renewals; reviewing contract end dates in the context of changing work demands and crewing options with management in order to communicate changes to artists in a global environment. Additional details:
    • Large scale downtime/redundancy planning and management, including assessing the risks associated with individuals, team and wider business
    • Work alongside production to ensure appropriate scheduling in line with local legal requirements
    • Work alongside recruitment to ensure that the right people are hired into the teams
    • Management of internal transfers
    • Immigration and right to work management, including applying for visa in house (London specific).
    • Support a high volume of international employees


  • Talent Management: Drive the need to identify and retain talent as well as skill gaps and high potential, to ensure teams have the right employees in the right place at the right time; Additional details:
    • Define development and succession planning opportunities and employing feedback mechanisms to help them better manage large dynamic and high performance teams.
    • Identify high performers and successors to key positions to make sure we have flexible teams.
    • Drive the need to evaluate performance and development of teams ensuring talent is managed in a consistent and measurable way so that everyone is aligned, held accountable, and paid fairly.
    • Create, support, present and implement talent retention plans


  • Compensation Management: Responsibility for department labour budgets, prepare proposals, contract letters, and record and track all changes to compensation and employment status.
    • Management of salary planning for teams ensuring that budgets are used effectively a fairly.
    • Pay review management
    • Work alongside HR admin to ensure the teams benefits are administered consistently and effectively for areas of responsibility


  • Employee Relations: Develop and maintain strong working relationships by building trust and establishing accountability to establish partnerships with management and artists. Additional details:
    • Provide high level ER advice and support to all specific areas of responsibility, including performance management, formal processes, absence etc


  • Company Brand and engagement: Champion a positive and creative culture of high performance, supporting MPC as a global industry leader in visual effects.
    • Collaborate with the HR team members to assist with the development and implementation of company-wide HR initiatives.
    • Partner with HR colleagues to support the development of the MPC HR approach
    • Develop a broad understanding of the employment relationship in other MPC sites
    • Conduct new hire orientation, facilitate other training and promote MPC culture through various company initiatives.
    • Actively participate in  department meetings by presenting company information and being the representative of MPC People on the floor



  • Strong generalist Human Resource experience in a changing business environment
  • Strong working knowledge of employment legislation
  • Successful approach to managing multiple stakeholders and priorities
  • Proven upstream and downstream communications skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate assertively and diplomatically with a diverse population
  • Solutions-focused approach to challenges and good business acumen
  • Confident presentation and public speaking skills
  • Experience in a technology, creative or artistic environment preferred
  • Extremely high attention to detail, and accountability to deliverables
  • Professional demeanour and utmost discretion pertaining to employee information
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team in a very fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong MS Office Skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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