Dovetail Games

Assistant Development People Manager

Job Locations UK-Kent-Chatham
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Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available on some roles). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.


At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.


Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X


Are you a passionate, gamer and tech loving, HR experienced professional with a focus and drive for people development?  We want to hear from you to join our team!


The Assistant Development People Manager is a hybrid role reporting into both the HR & Development teams, concentrating on a team of up to 20 multidisciplinary talent across our development department, with people management duties as their primary focus it allows our seniors and leads to concentrate on our products and technology, whilst still developing the skills and knowledge within their teams.  You will work closely with the Development People Managers and assist with their workloads


This position is an essential facilitator role enabling the development and growth of our people at all stages of their careers and coordinating with subject and technical experts across the business to assist with coaching and developing key technical skills.


  • Day to day contact with team members ensuring wellbeing and understanding of expectations and training needs.
  • Communicating across all departments and levels
  • Organising, coaching, training and mentoring from specialist subjects
  • Carry out regular performance reviews, such as one to ones & annual reviews
  • Coordinate annual leave, sickness and other absence with project leads, Dev Managers and HR
  • Advise and support on the implementation of company policies and procedures with the Development People Manager
  • Work with team leads and HR on employee relations issues including investigation, grievance, absence and disciplinary procedures.

Person Specifications

  • Strong communicator
  • Experience working in a HR role
  • Knowledge of employment law, policies and procedures
  • Appreciation/knowledge of STEM
  • Experience with project management
  • Proficiency in Office 365
  • Strong planning and organisational skills

About Dovetail Games

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.


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