Head of Human Resources

CEDEFOP - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Head of Human Resources

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Thessaloniki, Greece

As Head of Human Resources, you shall lead the HR team, which offers agile HR services addressing ever-changing needs at individual, team and Agency level. You will also help enable, across the organisation, high staff engagement and performance and a change embracing culture through effective people management.

You will use extensively your team leadership, organisational and management skills to ensure the sound and efficient management of the human, financial and technical resources of the HR Service and for defining and achieving its objectives within the overall strategic planning framework of Cedefop. You will contribute to the HR team effort by accomplishing results, adding value both as leader and as an individual contributor of the HR Service.

The Human Resources service is part of the Department for Resources and Support. It currently counts 6 staff, a part-time assistant and one interim agent. You will report to the Head of Department.

Your key responsibilities:

  • lead and inspire change in people and talent management strategies;
  • partner with the Agency’s management on staff planning, management and performance matters;
  • promote staff wellbeing and a healthy work environment;
  • continuously improve HR services while developing business partnering;
  • ensure compliance with the EU Staff Regulations and Rules across the Agency;
  • lead the HR Service staff; organise and oversee the work of the HR Service;
  • ensure internal communication with staff on HR matters and liaise with the Staff Committee on HR policies;
  • liaise and cooperate with DGHR of the European Commission as well as other EU agencies and institutions.

Some of the challenges you will be asked to take on as new Head of HR are to drive the implementation of the newly adopted HR strategy of the Agency 2021-2023, to further transform Cedefop HR from a traditional HR service into a business partner, to support staff well-being and their adapting to new realities brought about by Covid-19 as well as the migration to modern HR e-solutions. In carrying out your duties, you will work within the context of the Staff Regulations and other applicable rules and regulations.

Applications must be submitted on-line from the following link: on-line application, through the procedure: Cedefop/2021/01/AD.

For External applicants, the grade offered is AD 8.

For Interagency applicants, the grade offered is AD 8 - AD 9. To be eligible for interagency mobility, you must satisfy all of the following requirements on the closing date for submission of applications and on the day of filling the vacant post:

  • be employed in one of the EU agencies in function group and grade AD 8 or AD 9;
  • have at least two years completed service within your current agency;
  • have successfully completed the probationary period provided for in Art. 14 of the CEOS in the relevant function group.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19 March 2021 at 13:00 Greek time (CET+1).

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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