HR Business Partner Advisers

HR Business Partner Advisers
Reference: 2016-207-EXT
Functional area: Human Resources
Function: The European Central Bank is a team of teams working together to safeguard price stability and financial stability for millions of people. We offer varied opportunities and challenges in a people-centred working culture that gives you a voice and the remit to make an impact – for Europe.
You will join a team of HR Business Partners within the Business Partnering Division in the Directorate General Human Resources. The team plays a critical role in aligning HR strategy with business priorities.
In HR we are 100 staff providing services to 3,000 employees. We are currently in a process of transformation, realigning our business to focus on a more strategic business partnering function, talent management and leadership development. We are creating a more agile, customer-centric HR function supported by well-designed people analytics.
As an HR Business Partner Adviser you will:
  •  coordinate a team of HR Business Partners which provides strategic advice to the leaders of one of three distinct business area groups (Central Banking, Banking Supervision and Shared Services Areas) on all key aspects of people management including workforce planning, performance and talent management;
  • be responsible for identifying critical needs, common to multiple business areas, that require customised solutions and adjustments to human resources policy, and brokering those solutions and adjustments in collaboration with HR policy centres and HR management;
  • ensure the consistent and aligned implementation of relevant HR seasonal programmes within the business area group which your team advises;
  • act as an HR Business Partner for one or more business areas within the team you coordinate, applying HR management principles and practices in a manner which establishes rapport, trust, confidence and credibility.
Qualifications and experience:
You will bring to the role:
  • a master's-level university qualification in a field relevant to HR management (e.g. human resources management, business administration, occupational psychology, organisational behaviour, employment relations or law) or a bachelor's degree in one of these fields combined with four years of relevant professional experience and training;
  • knowledge and experience of the business and its intricacies, and an ability to communicate in business terms;
  • breadth of experience (including supporting clients directly) across a range of HR topics, with depth of experience in one or two domains such as strategic workforce planning, talent and leadership development or performance management;
  • ideally, experience in facilitating workforce planning, talent review and performance discussions with business area leadership teams;
  • extensive and progressive human resources experience in providing strategic guidance on personnel and organisational issues, including the ability to handle complex situations;
  • a track record of driving results in a changing environment through the effective use of influencing and leadership skills, and of using well developed communication skills to successfully broker solutions among stakeholders;
  • an ability to deliver frank and considered feedback and coaching to executives at a senior level;
  • several years of experience in coordinating and leading teams, as well as in project management;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of one other official language of the EU.
Competencies: You will also bring with you an ability to collaborate, steer change, embrace diversity, think analytically, manage stakeholders and deliver high-quality results.
Further Information: Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent one after five years subject to individual performance and organisational needs.
How to apply: Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from our recruitment pages.
For more information on how to apply, please visit:https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/index.en.html
The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, a written exercise, a presentation and interviews.
Further information on the ECB's conditions of employment for fixed-term positions can be found at http://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/newcomers/fixed-term/html/index.en.html.
Applications are accepted from nationals of Member States of the European Union.
The requirements laid down in the vacancy notice must be met by the closing date for applications.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill the same position again, or similar positions, within 12 months of the selection decision
This position has been allocated to salary band: I
Closing Date for Applications: Fri, 16 Dec 2016