HR Administrator

HR Administrator, long term contract, London, Start date: imminent

An exciting opportunity for a HR Administrator in a busy, creative office working closely with the Head of Operations and the MD. An award winning visual effects facility in the heart of Soho who work on the very best of high end international TV and film. The ideal candidate have solid HR experience, preferably in a VFX or media environment although not essential. Must have a passion and drive and be ready to throw themselves into the day-to-day life of our exciting company and look after our talented crew. You will have the key responsibilities below but will play an active part in helping run this medium-sized business and be happy to dip into much more. This is a new role and there is an opportunity for the right person to flourish and to make the role their own.

The role

  • Recruitment – Co-ordinate company recruitment, carry out appropriate pre employment checks, and interview candidates with HOD’s. Co-ordinate visa applications where required. Arrange and carry out induction of all new staff.
  • Administration – Manage all confidential HR paperwork and the HR database.
  • People management – advise on employee relations matters, for example disciplinary, grievance, capability and work with managers to resolve issues.
  • Personal development – prepare & conduct staff annual reviews & probation periods, arranging and tracking feedback with the relevant HOD’s for each staff member. Where required, prepare annual training plan based on annual reviews.
  • Policies and Procedures – advise on BlueBolt company and HR policies with the aid of an HR consultant. Ensure policies reflect current employment law and good practice guidance.
  • Resource management – working with Producers to establish staffing needs
  • Co-ordinate staff benefits.
  • Contribute ideas & support day-to-day to maintain a happy office environment.

Person specification:

  • Educated to degree level and holding or studying towards an additional HR Qualification, at either degree or diploma level or have a proven track record in this type of area and industry.
  • Comfortable with day-to-day HR practices and able to help implement & improve existing operations.
  • Excellent written & verbal skills
  • Excellent administration skills – able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must be enthusiastic & flexible, not precious about playing a key role in the successful running of the company. A sense of humour essential.
  • Interest in film/TV production or VFX more specifically would be a bonus; you will learn the detail of hiring and maintaining a staff of creative & technical talent.

Please apply to vacancies@blue-bolt.com with “HR Administrator” in the subject, supplying a CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.
All applications should also include a contactable reference and available start date.

Mid Compositor

Mid Level Compositor – long contract, London, start date: February

Skills:

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a VFX facility, preferably in film.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of Nuke.
  • Candidates should have a proven track record of roto / prep prior to a full 3 years of compositing .
  • Must be able to integrate separate live-action and computer-generated elements.

This role will require you to:

  • Report to the VFX Supervisor or lead compositor.
  • Be team orientated, motivated and able to work a brief.
  • Be a good communicator and able to troubleshoot logically.

Please apply to vacancies@blue-bolt.com, supplying a CV (NOT JUST AN IMDB LINK), Showreel (or link) and Showreel breakdown. Please include ‘Mid compositor – your name’ in the subject.

All applications must also include their daily freelance rate, two contactable references and available start date.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK TO BE CONSIDERED.

Senior Compositors

Senior Compositor, London, Start date: speculative applications welcomed

Skills/experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years experience in a VFX facility with known film credits.
  • Must have a very strong knowledge of Nuke.
  • Experience designing the approach to effective shot execution to solve compositing challenges.
  • Must be able to integrate separate live-action and computer-generated elements
  • on-set experience not essential but useful.

This role will require you to:

  • Report to the Head of 2D / VFX Supervisors.
  • Be team orientated, motivated and able to work a brief.
  • Work with and direct junior and mid level artists.
  • Be a good communicator and able to troubleshoot logically.

Please apply to vacancies@blue-bolt.com, supplying a CV, Showreel (or link) and Showreel breakdown. Please include ‘Senior compositor – your name’ in the subject and applicants must provide a daily rate, available start date and a contactable reference.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ALREADY HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK TO BE CONSIDERED.

Mid/Senior 3D Generalist

Mid/Senior 3D Generalist with solid Model skills- 3-6 months contract initially, London, Start date: February 2017

Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of 3D ‘photoreal’ modelling and texturing
  • A good working knowledge of polygon modelling and creating UV layouts in Maya is essential
  • Good working knowledge of texturing using Photoshop or Mari
  • Additional experience of working in packages such as Mudbox or Z-brush an advantage
  • Additional knowledge of Lighting, FX, Rigging and Animation techniques are also an advantage

This role will require you to:

  • report to the 3D Supervisor
  • be team orientated, motivated and able to follow a brief
  • be able to learn quickly and troubleshoot logically
  • have at least 4 years experience of working in ‘Feature films’ or ‘Broadcast’

We appreciate that candidate may have varying levels of knowledge in the fields listed above but we are looking for an experienced all-rounder.

Applicants with long term experience in other areas of 3d ie:  ‘Games’ may also be considered.

If you have the relevant skills please apply by emailing a CV, ‘Showreel and ‘Showreel Breakdown’ to vacancies@blue-bolt.com with ‘3d Generalist – your name’ in the subject. Showreels demonstrating ‘photoreal’ work would be preferred.

All applications should also include their salary expectations (either annual salary or daily freelance rate), two contactable references and available start date.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK TO BE CONSIDERED.