Head of Human Resources
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN17-18
2. About ECMWF *
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
3. Summary of the role
The Human Resources Section is part of the Administration Department. The HR function covers Recruitment and Selection, Compensation, Benefits and Payroll, Learning and Development and Talent Management. The Head of Human Resources is responsible for the development and implementation of the Human Resources (HR) Strategy, for the day-to-day running of the HR function in a multisite operation and for the provision of relevant data and information to support decision-making throughout the organisation.
The Head of Human Resources will work closely with ECMWF’s senior management team on HR issues, resource planning and recruitment strategies. The role calls for an HR professional that has successfully worked at both the operational and strategic levels. It requires someone who can balance the need for a hands-on approach with effective delegation to his or her team.
ECMWF is currently in the process of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP), and the selected candidate will play a key role in its further development which will include reviewing existing processes in relation to areas such as performance management, contract policy, learning and development to then review and amend the ECMWF Staff Regulations.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
Principal Legal Officer: Grade A4
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A4 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be Ł80,977.92 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-C as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs, including the Centre's Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract:Four years, with the possibility of a further contract.
Location: The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases