Deputy Head of Human Resources

EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Deputy Head of Human Resources

EMBL-EBI - European Bioinformatics Institute

Hinxton, United Kingdom

Organisation data: Administration
Job Number: EBI02103
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Administrative Manager (gr. 9-11)
Advertised Grade-Grading: Grade 9 (Monthly salary from £5,220.51 after tax) plus benefits
Contract Duration-Is this renewable to 9 years?: Yes
Contract Duration-Length of Time (years/months): 5 years (renewable to a maximum of 9 years)
Closing date: 9 December 2022

About the team/job

We are looking for an experienced and exceptional HR professional, with solid experience in developing and implementing career development programmes to take on this leadership role in our internationally renowned scientific institute. This role is part of a developing HR leadership team made up of the Head of Human Resources, two deputies and the heads of the HR functions within EMBL.

At European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)'s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), we make the world's public biological data freely available to the scientific community via a range of services and tools, perform fundamental research and provide professional training in bioinformatics. Specifically we help scientists realise the potential of 'big data' in biology, exploiting complex information to make discoveries, and supporting EMBL-EBI to fulfil its scientific mission. Key to this mission are our people - the HR team aims to attract engage, support and develop highly talented scientists, skilled technical and administrative experts and specialists from around the world. Currently with around 800 staff EMBL-EBI is a truly international organisation, with the majority of our people originating from outside the UK.

Your role

As Deputy Head of HR for the EBI you will nurture, support and celebrate this diversity, which is at the core of the Institute's success. Drawing on your experience of strategic HR and career development you will support the development and implementation of HR strategy and policy decisions and lead on the delivery of HR operational excellence in a busy and demanding environment. In your role you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and high quality HR service. You will also be a key driver in developing and implementing EMBL's career development programme.

As an intergovernmental organisation, EMBL is outside the remit of many national frameworks including employment, taxation and immigration legislation - you will need to gain a full and deep understanding of this context to be successful in the role. The HR team is part of a wider EMBL-EBI administration and the EMBL central HR team based in Heidelberg. This role reports jointly to the EMBL Head of Human Resources and the EMBL-EBI Head of Administration and Operations. A limited amount of travel within Europe is required to build and maintain relationships across EMBL.

Responsibilities include:

  • Constantly seek to improve understanding of the aims and needs of the organisation and its people, and work closely with HR colleagues in EMBL Headquarters and EMBL-EBI leadership to develop and deliver HR strategy and policies and staff engagement;
  • Ensure consistent and transparent application of EMBL Rules and Regulations, as well as internal guidelines, policies and procedures;
  • Develop and implement EMBL's career development offer;
  • Initiate/contribute to process improvement and other change projects;
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff at all levels on performance management, recruitment, contracting and development;
  • As part of the EMBL-EBI Administration work closely with colleagues in other support functions to provide integrated processes supporting the work of the Institute;
  • Advise on HR-related compliance and risk management;
  • Provide people information, data and statistics to guide decision-making and to support progress monitoring.

You have

  • University degree and training in human resources management or similar;
  • Significant HR leadership experience;
  • Significant experience in career development;
  • Track record of delivery in multicultural and matrix organisations;
  • Experience developing and delivering organisational change and improvement programmes;
  • Experience working outside your home country;
  • You are able to build strong professional relationships, inspiring confidence and trust;
  • You work proactively to develop and implement solutions that benefit the organisation and the people who make it successful;
  • Your exceptional communication skills equip you to work collaboratively and thrive in a complex multicultural environment;
  • Excellent written and spoken English are essential.

You might also have

  • Experience working in the scientific, biotech or academic sectors;
  • Advanced or fluent knowledge of a European language other than English.

Why join us

Do something meaningful

At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.

Join a culture of innovation

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.

Enjoy lots of benefits

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover);
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays;
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required);
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely);
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances;
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page.

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: This position is a 5 year contract, renewable to a maximum of 9 years;
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants;
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities;
  • EMBL is a signatory of DORA. Find out how we implement best practices in research assessment in our recruitment processes here;
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you;
  • How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date: 9th November 2022.

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