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Big Planet - TIGA Award Winners

Big Planet have won the coveted TIGA award for “Best Services Provider 2020”. This major gaming gong was awarded at the TIGA awards, held online this year over three days in late November.

TIGA is one of Europe’s largest network of independent games developers and publishers, with their flagship event the TIGA Awards Ceremony. The Awards are now in their ninth year and areone of the industry’s most exciting and prestigious events. The TIGA Awards are the only awards ceremony in the industry that recognise excellent games developed by studios from small, medium and large studios as well as the vital role of service providers and educators.

Big Planet are a Brighton based recruitment agency that specialises in the games industry, Virtual reality industry and new technology sectors. In their 7th year of business, Big Planet works with 50 of the world’s biggest games studios including Microsoft, Sony and Warner Brothers, as well as smaller independents in the UK, EU, North America and Asia. Set up by veteran Recruitment Consultant Ash Huntington, the company has grown slowly but surely and now employs 5 recruiters and admin staff and is set to expand next year.

Ash commented “We are humbled and honoured to have won the TIGA Best Service Provider Award,  and would like to thank the TIGA board and judges for this recognition. We always strive to provide the best customer care possible, are genuine about quality and go the extra mile for our candidates and clients, so it’s lovely that word has got around to the great and the good of the games industry.”

At least 2020 has been good for one local business this year, hopefully 2021 will be another good one for all Brighton’s games industry community.


New Vacancy - Office Admin - remote work

Big Planet is a Recruitment Agency specializing in the Videogames, Virtual Reality and New Technology Sector. We seek an experienced Administrator to work on our CRM, making job applications, organising interviews, CV formatting, and working on our business development database; adding new companies, contact details, identifying opportunities for our Recruitment Consultants and maintaining an up to date contact list of the worldwide games,VR and New Tech industries.

Skills and experience required:

  • Previous professional Data Entry experience working on large data sets.
  • CRM system experience.
  • Fast typing speed 60 WPM
  • Computer literate (Windows).
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy inputting data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicationskills especially spelling/grammar.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Able to work independently, on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Quick learner and comfortable with new terminology in a fast paced tech sales environment
  • Happy working on repetitive tasks.
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance record is expected.
  • This is a remote home working opportunity open to workers in the South African region.
  • Good broadband connection in your home is essential

In return we offer a competitive salary (negotiable depedning on experience). The company is growing so there is opportunity for career development at Big Planet.

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours a week

CV to cvs@big-planet.bizto apply


Finalist at the Develop Star Awards for Best Uk Agency



Big Planet have been annouced as a finalist at the Develop Star Awards, for Best UK Recruitment Agency, the "Recruitment Star" award. 


Our commitment to quality recruitment and going the extra mile is recognised by this influential industry body, which is always good. 


Award ceremoney is on Wednesday 4th November, tune in online to see if we can bring home the gong?


Full list of nominees here...


https://www.developconference.com/whats-on/develop-star-awards-2020



BIG PLANET - MODERN SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT

This policy applies to all Big Planet employees and candidates we represent.


Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed toacting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or our supply chain.We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chain. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time. 


RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY 


The MD has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. The Manging Director has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand andcomply with this policy and are given any required training. 


COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY 


You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your manager or recruitment Consultant as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue of suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or the supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your manager or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible. If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chain constitutes any of the various forms ofmodern slavery, raise it with your manager or the Procurement Department. We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faithunder this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffersany detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any part of our supply chain. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your manager or consultant immediately. 


COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF POLICY 


Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chain will be given where needed. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate there after. 


BREACHES OF THIS POLICY 


Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy. 

Big Planet Nominated for TIGA Awards - "Best Recruitment Agency"


Big Planet have just been nominated for "Best Recruitment Agency" at the 2019 TIGA Games Industry Awards. We are all very proud and are looking forward to the ceremony in November.



TIGA

Big Planet are now members of TIGA, the Trade Association for the UK Games Industry. Four years in, with 6 staff, and working with 45 studios, we are now firmly established in the UK and EU games recruitment market. #GettingThere



Vacancy - Apprenticeship in Recruitment Consultancy – Brighton & Hove

We are a recruitment consultancy in the video game and interactive entertainment industry, looking to add two Apprentices to our company.


The Role:


· Have you just finished your A levels? 

· Have a GCSE in Maths and English and are looking to join the workforce and gain a qualification at the same time? 

· We are looking for an apprentice to complete a Level 3 Recruitment Apprenticeship. 

· The placement will take place at our office in Hove where you will undergo training taking between 12 to 18 months. 

· You will learn the ins and outs of recruitment including database management, resourcing, writing job ads, client management,permanent hires… and receive qualifications in NVQ Diploma in Recruitment as well as a theory based qualification including a BTEC Certificate in Recruitment Practice and a Certificate in Principles of Recruitment (the equivalent of 3 A levels grades A to E). 

· Upon completion of the training a position will become available for the right candidate.

· This role is open to EU candidates with eligibility to work in the UK with a GCSE in Maths and English.

· You will be paid minimum wage for the role and be expected to work between 35-40 hours per week during normal office hours.


Skills and experience required:


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Office work experience

· Can-do attitude, with a desire to progress and earn a career in Recruitment

· Excellent time keeping and attendance record from your previous roles

· UK work permit

· GCSEs and/or A Levels with good grades

· An interest in videogames or new technology a bonus


Apply with CV and cover letter to clare@big-planet.biz


Vacancy - Data Entry Admin

Big Planet is a Recruitment Agency specializing in the Videogames,Virtual Reality and New Technology Sector. We seek an experienced Data Entry Clerk to work on our business development database, adding new companies,contact details, identifying opportunities for our Recruitment Consultants and maintaining an up to date contact list of the worldwide games, VR and New Tech industries.

Skills and experience required:

· Previous professional Data Entry experience working on large data sets.

· CRM system experience.

· Fast typing speed.

· Computer literate (Windows).

· High level attention to detail and accuracy inputting data.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills especially spelling/grammar.

· Can-do attitude.

· Able to work independently, on own initiative and as part of a team.

· Quick learner and comfortable with new terminology in a fast paced tech sales environment

· Happy working on repetitive tasks.

· Excellent time keeping and attendance record is expected.

· This is an in-house office role and is not open to remote workers.

· UK work permit or UK national.

In return we offer a competitive salary, with a meaningful bonus scheme and perks such as company lunches and other social events. The company is growing so there is opportunity for career development at Big Planet.

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours a week

Salary: £15,000.00 /year

CV to clare@big-planet.biz to apply 


Vacancy - Senior Recruitment Consultant – Games Industry

Big Planet is a worldwide recruitment agency for the games industry, virtual reality and creative technology sectors. We currently have openings for Senior / Mid Level Recruitment Consultants, working remotely. The positions are full time and offer an excellent opportunity to work as a specialist recruiter and work in the fast growing games industry.


Skills, qualities, experience and qualifications required:

· We look for good academic attainment, either at GCSE, A level or Degree level.

· At least one previous job in a recruitment agency with a proven billing history

· Can do attitude, driven to succeed and used to a hard working company culture where success is a given

· Professional conduct with impeccable time keeping

· Professional standard written and verbal communication skills in English

· An interest in the games industry helpful


We offer in return:

· Job satisfaction in a dynamic growing company. Big Planet has a "Quality First" ethos, working to high professional standards, without cowboy spurs or sharp elbows.

· Result incentives such as foreign travel to international games conferences, business lunches, client visits to games studios and other exciting industry events

· Be a part of a team of exceptional experienced consultants who are open, honest and strive for success

· Competitive basic salary with industry leading commission structure on business development as well as placements

· Warm desk with established client list and over 300 company vacancies


To apply, send CV and cover letter to cvs@big-planet.biz today!


BIG PLANET PRIVACY POLICY – GDPR COMPLIANCE


This Privacy Policy explains what we do with your personal data, whether we are in the process of helping you find a job, continuing our relationship with you once we have found you a role,providing you with a service, receiving a service from you, or using your data to ask for your assistance in relation to one of our Candidates.

It describes how we collect, use and process your personal data, and how, in doing so, we comply with our legal obligations to you. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights.

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data of our Website Users, Candidates, Clients, Suppliers, and other people whom we may contact in order to find out more about our Candidates or whom they indicate is an emergency contact.

For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the "GDPR"), our policy for your personal data can be found here.

It is important to point out that we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please just visit this page if you want to stay up to date, as we will post any changes here.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our Privacy Policy, you may have legal rights and, where relevant, we have described these as well.

This Privacy Policy applies in relevant countries throughout our international network. Different countries may approach data privacy in slightly different ways and so we also have country-specific parts to this Privacy Policy. This allows us to ensure that we're complying with all applicable data privacy protections, no matter where you are.

What kind of personal data do we collect?

CANDIDATE DATA: In order to provide the best possible employment opportunities that are tailored to you, we need to process certain information about you. We only ask for details that will genuinely help us to help you, such as your name, age, contact details,education details, employment history, emergency contacts, immigration status,financial information (and of course you may choose to share other relevant information with us). Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also collect information related to your health, diversity information or details of any criminal convictions.

CLIENT DATA: If you are a Big Planet customer, we need to collect and use information about you, or individuals at your organisation, in the course of providing you services such as finding Candidates who are the right fit for you or your organisation

SUPPLIER DATA: We need a small amount of information from our Suppliers to ensure that things run smoothly. We need contact details of relevant individuals at your organisation so that we can communicate with you. We also need other information such as your bank details so that we can pay for the services you provide (if this is part of the contractual arrangements between us).

PEOPLE WHOSE DATA WE RECEIVE FROM CANDIDATES AND STAFF, SUCH AS REFEREES AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS: In order to provide Candidates with suitable employment opportunities safely and securely and to provide for every eventuality for them and our Staff, we need some basic background information. We only ask for very basic contact details, so that we can get in touch with you either for a reference or because you’ve been listed as an emergency contact for one of our Candidates or Staff members.

Depending on the type of personal data in question and the grounds on which we may be processing it, should you decline to provide us with such data, we may not be able to fulfil our contractual requirements or, in extreme cases, may not be able to continue with our relationship.

How do we collect your personal data?

CANDIDATE DATA: There are two main ways in which we collect your personal data:

1. Directly from you; and

2. From third parties e.g job boards (CW Jobs, Games Industry Biz, CV Library, Linkedin etc)

CLIENT DATA: There are two main ways in which we collect your personal data:

1 Directly from you; and

2 From third parties (e.g. our Candidates) and other limited sources (e.g. online and offline media).

SUPPLIER DATA: We collect your personal data during the course of our work with you.

PEOPLE WHOSE DATA WE RECEIVE FROM CANDIDATES AND STAFF, SUCH AS REFEREES AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS: We collect your contact details only where a Candidate or a member of our Staff puts you down as their emergency contact or where a Candidate gives them to us in order for you to serve as a referee.

How do we use your personal data?

CANDIDATE DATA: The main reason for using your personal details is to help you find employment or other work roles that might be suitable for you. The more information we have about you,your skill set and your ambitions, the more bespoke we can make our service.Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also use your personal data for things like marketing, profiling and diversity monitoring. Where appropriate, we will seek your consent to undertake some of these activities.

CLIENT DATA: The main reason for using information about Clients is to ensure that the contractual arrangements between us can properly be implemented so that the relationship can run smoothly. This will usually involve identifying Candidates who we think will be the right fit for you or your organisation. The more information we have, the more bespoke we can make our service.

SUPPLIER DATA: The main reasons for using your personal data are to ensure that the contractual arrangements between us can properly be implemented so that the relationship can run smoothly, and to comply with legal requirements.

PEOPLE WHOSE DATA WE RECEIVE FROM CANDIDATES AND STAFF, SUCH AS REFEREES AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS: We use referees’personal data to help our Candidates to find employment which is suited to them. If we are able to verify their details and qualifications, we can make sure that they are well matched with prospective employers. We may also use referees' personal data to contact them in relation to recruitment activities that may be of interest to them. We use the personal details of a Candidates or Staff member's emergency contacts in the case of an accident or emergency affecting that Candidates or member of Staff .

Who do we share your personaldata with?

CANDIDATE DATA: We may share your personal data with client studios, but only with your permission. Primarily we will share your information with prospective employers to increase your chances of securing the job you want.

CLIENT DATA: We will share your data primarily to ensure that we provide you with a suitable pool of Candidates.

How do we safeguard your personal data?

We care about protecting your information. That's why we put in place appropriate measures that are designed to prevent unauthorised access to, and misuse of, your personal data.

 Our data is stored on the Bullhorn CRM platform.

https://www.bullhorn.com/

Their GDPR policy is here…

https://www.bullhorn.com/uk/gdpr/

We do not share your data with 3rd parties under any circumstances, unless you are applying for a job via Big Planet to one of our clients. We will then not send your CV anywhere without your permission except to the studios we agree upon.

How long do we keep your personal data for?

If we have not had meaningful contact with you (or, where appropriate, the company you are working for or with) for a period of four years, we will Delete your personal data from our systems unless we believe in good faith that the law or other regulation requires us to preserve it (for example, because of our obligations to tax authorities or in connection with any anticipated litigation).

How can you access, amend or take back the personal data that you have given to us?

Even if we already hold your personal data, you still have various rights in relation to it. To get in touch about these, please contact us. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of any applicable laws. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

Right to object: If we are using your data because we deem it necessary for our legitimate interests to do so,and you do not agree, you have the right to object. We will respond to your request within 30 days (although we may be allowed to extend this period in certain cases). Generally, we will only disagree with you if certain limited conditions apply.

Right to withdraw consent: Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities (for example, for profiling your suitability for certain roles), or consent to market to you, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

Right of data portability: If you wish, you have the right to transfer your data from us to another data controller. We will help with this – either by directly transferring your data for you, or by providing you with a copy in a commonly used machine-readable format. 

Data Subject Access Requests (DSAR): Just so it's clear, you have the right to ask us to confirm what information we hold about you at any time, and you may ask us to modify, update or Delete such information. At this point we may comply with your request or,additionally do one of the following:

- we may ask you to verify your identity, or ask for more information about your request; and

- where we are legally permitted to do so, we may decline your request, but we will explain why if we do so.

Right to erasure: In certain situations (for example, where we have processed your data unlawfully), you have the right to request us to "erase" your personal data. We will respond to your request within 30 days (although we may be allowed to extend this period in certain cases) and will only disagree with you if certain limited conditions apply. If we do agree to your request, we will Delete your data but will generally assume that you would prefer us to keep a note of your name on our register of individuals who would prefer not to be contacted. That way, we will minimise the chances of you being contacted in the future where your data are collected in unconnected circumstances. If you would prefer us not to do this, you are free to say so.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

If your interests or requirements change, you can unsubscribe from part or all of our marketing content (for example job role emails) by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email, or by informing us on the contact page of the Big Planet website.

http://www.big-planet.biz/contact.php


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