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Development People Manager - 6 Month Fixed Term

  • Role: Development People Manager - 6 Month Fixed Term
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

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!

This 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.

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.

Due to current global conditions it anticipated this role will be remote for the duration of its tenure, with voluntary office visits if required, however if successful there may be an opportunity for this position to be permanent with travel as required to the office, if relocation is not an option. Due to payroll we can only accept remote applications if you are based in the UK or looking to relocate to the UK.

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”.

We recently moved into a brand-new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


  • Day to day contact with team members ensuring wellbeing and understanding of expectations
  • Carry out regular performance reviews, such as one to ones & annual reviews
  • Facilitate the coaching, training, learning and development and advancement of team
  • Coordinate and identify with Dev Managers, Producers and Technical leaders’ requirements for projects and outputs required from team members
  • 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
  • Work with team leads and HR on employee relations issues including investigation, grievance, absence and disciplinary procedures.
  • Advise on reward and recognition processes including pay, benefits and retention strategies for team
  • Manage and deliver People projects as assigned

What we look for in you

  • Strong communicator, facilitator and coach
  • 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
  • Knowledge and practical experience of people management processes and procedures including recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, remuneration and benefits, and employee relations
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships across all levels within an organisation

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
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • 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.

Passionate, gamer and tech loving, HR experienced professional with a focus and drive for people development? 

If this is you, apply here!

About our people


By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values


Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.


Enhance life

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.


Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.


Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"I often ask employees what they enjoy most about working at Dovetail and the top answer is always “the people” and I have to agree with that myself." Danielle Linington, Head of People

"I’m proud to be the first female Board Director at Dovetail Games"  Gemma Johnson-Brown, Chief Operating Officer

I'm a passionate person that drives for quality in everything we do, from developing talented people within the company, to delivering great simulation for our players.

I enjoy working here because of the people.

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games