HR Advisor

Cambridge /
Operations – Human Resources & Talent /
About Frontier
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England.
With a growing team of over 600 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo.

We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).

We are also growing our team to continue the growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 

Purpose of the role
We have an opportunity for a HR Advisor to join our friendly and passionate team, and support our growing studio. Working closely with the HR Business Partner, you will work across the full employee life cycle as well as contributing to a range of HR and Learning & Development projects.


    • Contribute to and own a range of HR generalist projects across the employee lifecycle
    • Analyse a wide range of employee data and providing recommendations to management
    • Case management including advice, guidance and support on performance & capability reviews, absence management, resolution of grievance and disciplinary issues etc
    • Support HR Business Partners with business programmes for the change management agenda
    • Communicate with people managers and senior leadership
    • Act as the general point of escalation for HR queries
    • Ensure all HR policies are in line with employment law and provide advice and guidance to managers
    • Maintain the integrity of our employee data in our HRIS system.

About you

    • Degree qualified / CIPD Level 5 Diploma qualified 
    • Proven experience in an operational HR role preferably within a rapidly growing business in the technology industry or similar
    • Excellent understanding of UK employment law with experience in handling sensitive employee relations issues
    • Analytical with the ability to identify trends and take action accordingly
    • Comfortable managing and implementing a variety of projects
    • Proven experience with coaching, mentoring, challenging and developing managers, in order to equip them with the appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people
    • Ability to prioritise issues, foresee and manage potential conflicts
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Self-driven with a continuous improvement approach.
This role can be offered on a hybrid working basis, which means you’ll have the opportunity to spend time working both in the studio and at home. You will probably be required to spend at least 50% of your time in the studio to facilitate collaboration and engagement. We can provide a comprehensive support package as part of any offer should you need to relocate.

What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.