People Manager

British Film Institute


Salary: £57,471 - £67,902

The BFI are looking for an experienced People Manager to join their team.

We are looking for an experienced People Manager to join our team at the BFI. Working to our newly appointed of Head of People & Culture and in collaboration with your fellow People Manager, you will ensure that our people strategy, policies and practices follow best practice and support the delivery of our newly launched Screen Culture 2033 strategy.

Working across a designated client group you will have a solutions focused, efficient and pragmatic approach that supports our people to deliver their best. You will already have experience in helping organisations work through transformational change and in considering how the People Function can continually evolve and add value. This will include working across a number of key people initiatives, including the continued development of our hybrid working offering, succession planning, talent development, and developing our inclusion strategies and practices, including our on-going embedding of anti-racist practice.

Your working environment will be both challenging and inspiring. Our turnover is C£100m, we have around 650+ core people plus fixed term, freelancers and volunteers to support our highly varied activities  including our Film Festivals,  the world’s largest film archive and the funding of film productions to name but a few.

 Key Responsibilities

  • To support the Head of People and Culture in delivering the People agenda for the BFI and ensure that HR best practice is operating across the BFI.
  • To provide a professional, effective and efficient Human Resources service to a designated group of clients within the BFI to assist them in meeting their strategic business plans.
  • To lead, manage and develop your direct HR reports, supporting them to provide and deliver an effective service for the organization.

Experience & Skills

  • Significant experience of working in a HR Managerial or Business Partner role
  • A proven track record of supporting organisations successfully through transformational change initiatives
  • The ability to gain immediate professional credibility and confidence with clients, external agencies and trade union representatives
  • Excellent communicator, persuasive and articulate with the ability to challenge effectively when required

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.


Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting our website.

Please apply via our jobs portal.

First interviews will be held w/c Monday 27 March 2023

Second interviews will be held w/c Monday 06 April 2023

The closing date for this position is 16/03/2023 at 23:59

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