HR Officer - systems, pay and benefits
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 4-5 (monthly salary starting at £2,441.73 or £2,631.99 after tax)
Closing Date: 1 April 2019
Reference Number: EBI01383
We are looking for a highly motivated HR Officer who is excited by the challenge of providing an excellent HR service in a stimulating international environment, working for a world-leading scientific institute.

Reporting to the Senior HR Officer you will be working in a small operational HR team at EMBL-EBI alongside generalist colleagues. You will also be a member of the wider EMBL-EBI Administration team and the EMBL HR team, with close links to colleagues in EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your role

Responsibilities include
  • advise staff, supervisors and HR colleagues on EMBL pay and benefits
  • oversee monthly payroll preparation
  • handle claims for EMBL benefits – education grant, home leave and others
  • work closely with the respective HR pay and benefits responsible colleagues in the EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany to ensure consistency of practice, contribute to projects and cover for absence as required
  • provide a full generalist and recruitment service to a few assigned groups and teams, including
    - advising on employment contracts and performance management and carrying out related tasks
    - creating and maintaining HR and payroll records in SAP
    - advising managers on recruitment and overseeing the selection process
    - making employment offers and being the main point of contact for new joiners before they arrive
  • contribute to the overall performance of the HR function by proposing solutions and participating in improvement projects and by liaising with other functions in the administration and external service suppliers
  • actively build trust and rapport throughout EMBL-EBI in order to keep abreast of and be responsive to the concerns of both managers and staff

You have

A track record of delivering in multicultural environments.

A university degree and training in human resources management or equivalent and several years of /or experience in a relevant field such as business administration.

Conscientious attitude, high numerical accuracy and good organisational skills.

Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and the desire to provide a high quality service for staff at all levels in the organisation.

You will be able to identify and respond to priorities and work independently in your area of responsibility, while also supporting the team.

Good computer skills including advanced Excel.

Excellent spoken and written English is essential and a good working knowledge of another European language will be an asset.

You might also have

Experience of working outside your home country.

SAP experience.

A good working knowledge of a European language other than English.

Why join us

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

What else do I need to know

To view a copy of the full job description please click here

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system.

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

Interviews will be held on 12th April 2019.