HR Recruitment Lead
Location: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 6 (monthly salary starting at £2,994.54 after tax)
Closing Date: 8 January 2020
Reference Number: EBI01555
We're seeking an experienced recruitment specialist to lead our newly-created recruitment team as our Institute continues to grow.

In this new role you will be responsible for delivering an effective and responsive in-house recruitment service, to attract and recruit the skilled and talented  researchers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and functional specialists essential to our continuing success.

Reporting to and working closely with the Senior HR Officer, you will develop recruitment strategy, take ownership for the recruitment process, lead operations and supervise HR Recruitment Officers.  

Your role

We recruit direct into all our vacancies rather than using third parties so an effective strategy is essential.  You will need to draw on your previous professional experience and be innovative about sourcing as a large proportion of our recruitment is for tech roles where demand outstrips supply.  

You will work closely with the External Relations/Communications team to raise the profile of EMBL-EBI as an employer locally and internationally.

As recruitment process owner you will drive improvements and lead on development and  of our recently-implemented applicant tracking system.

The success of the HR recruitment team will depend on excellent teamwork with HR colleagues at EMBL-EBI and recruitment colleagues in EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg.

The role requires a limited amount of travel within Europe.  

You have

  • Significant experience and expertise in talent acquisition and sourcing - including in an international environment and in the tech, academic or scientific research sectors
  • University degree or equivalent qualification/experience and training/experience in human resources
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to lead, coach and develop
  • High level of organisational skills with good attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • Analytical skills to provide meaningful management information
  • Track record of process improvement
  • Experience and understanding of applicant tracking systems, including as a systems administrator or super-user
  • High level of professional integrity, customer focus and a conscientious attitude
  • Strong teamwork
  • Excellent spoken and written English

You might also have

  • Line management experience
  • Experience working outside your home country
  • 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 over 27 member states and two associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 850 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 you 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.