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HR in the Creative Industries

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Join us on the 7 December 2017 to hear from a panel of HR professionals talking about the challenges, and benefits, of working in HR within the Creative Industries.

Few SME’s in the Creative Industries have dedicated internal HR practitioners to advise senior management or implement people management systems. This being an industry that adds over £87.4bn of value to the UK economy in a year. Budgets are lean, the focus is the creative output, HR seems to be an internal resource for ‘corporate’ organisations not typically creative ones.

This panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from professionals within the Creative Industries on the impact of having / not having dedicated HR within their organisations? What people management practices work well for them and what do they struggle with? What do they wish they could change about perceptions within and outside the Creative Industries?

Whether you work in Creative Industries or not, you’ll leave with some insight into the people management side of this sector and we welcome you to add your voice and your personal experience to this discussion.


Speakers:

Clare Hawkins (Chair) (Chief Executive of Stepney City Farm)

Clare has been the Chief Executive of Stepney City Farm since 2017, a working farm and rural arts center in the heart of Tower Hamlets. She previously spent 9 years working at the Whitechapel Gallery, in roles encompassing HR, policy and governance, and Company Secretarial duties. Throughout a varied career, she has taken a special lead in employability and access, and has a passion for creative community projects and spaces.

Clare has been a member of the Government organised Local Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (LAAN) for London since 2014, and is also currently on the Board of Creative & Cultural Skills. She holds an MSc in Charity Financial Management, and a BA in Fine Art. She has previously worked in business banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland; as an English Language teacher in Tokyo; and has volunteered with organisations including Vital Regeneration, and the London Bubble Theatre Company.

Zoë Jeyes (Deputy Managing Director – Kings Place)

Zoë Jeyes is Deputy Managing Director of Kings Place as has worked at the venue since it opened in 2008. Zoë is responsible for contributing to the strategic direction and leadership of all departments as well as having primary responsibility for the HR function within Kings Place. Zoë is also Comedy Programmer at Kings Place, Founder Producer and Programmer of the London Podcast Festival, as well as the Producer of The Politics Festival. Previous to Kings Place Zoë worked at the Lakeside Arts Centre where she had responsibility for Operations and Front of House. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham and more recently obtained an MSc in Human Resource Management from Birkbeck. Zoë loves all culture, pop and highbrow and has a special interest in comedy and podcasts. She is rarely without her headphones.

John Middleton (HR Business Partner – Southbank Centre)

John works as an HR Business Partner at Southbank Centre, supporting the artistic, front of house and technical teams. Prior to Southbank Centre John was an HRBP in a number of University settings including the London College of Music and the Ealing School of Art and Design.

John holds an MA in Human Resource Management and BA in Fine Art. He has been part of the team that won ‘Outstanding Human Resources Team’ in the Times Higher Education, Leadership and Management awards (2014) and was nominated for a Vice-Chancellors award for contribution to Equality and Diversity in 2016. In his spare time he is an avid lover of the arts.

Virginia Newman (Director - KSR Architects)

Virginia Newman is a Director at KSR Architects which specialises in high quality, high-end residential developments, from bespoke houses to large apartment complexes. Much of her work involves working with listed buildings or sensitive conservation areas.

Virginia sits on the Board at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is passionate about improving diversity within both architecture and the wider construction industry. In 2000 she was a founding member of Architects For Change (AFC), the RIBA’s Equality and Diversity Forum, and has chaired Women In Architecture. For the last 2 years she has been RIBA’s Ambassador for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in which she actively promotes good practice to ensure that architects truly represent the society we live in, and that buildings are accessible to all.

Aysha Powell (General Manager - Paines Plough)

Aysha Powell is General Manager of Paines Plough and has worked there since September 2013. Prior to joining Paines Plough Aysha was Client Accounts Assistant at Curtis Brown and worked at the at The Lyric Hammersmith for three years, joining as Administrative Assistant and eventually becoming Finance Manager. Aysha has also worked with Northern Broadsides Theatre Company and at Soho Theatre. Aysha has a Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management degree from LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts). Whilst completing her degree she spent some time working for the Brisbane Arts Festival and producing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Last year Aysha launched a series of General Management workshops aimed to demystify roles within the theatre industry, and in particular general management and administration.

Timings:

18:00 - arrival & refreshments
18:30 - welcome and start of presentation
20:00/20:30 - finish & departure


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