ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
This post is classified A6 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
ESA Headquarters, Paris, France, or ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Head of the Workforce Management Office in the Directorate of Internal Services.
You will report to the Director of Internal Services and will be responsible for evolution of the Agency’s organisation and workforce, for overall strategy on the use of industrial manpower support and for maintenance of the related management policies. Your responsibilities will cover the following main areas in particular and will include:
Industrial manpower support
Fulfilling these responsibilities involves close coordination with all ESA Directorates and Corporate Services, in particular Human Resources, Procurement, Legal Services and Industrial Policy.
A master's degree in engineering or science is required.
You should also have:
People management experience is an asset, as is international experience, i.e. outside your home country, as well as experience in diverse functional areas relevant to ESA activities.
For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required.
Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.
Please note that applicants may be required to undergo aptitude testing, including recognised psychometric testing as well as problem solving and decision-making exercises.
At the Agency we value diversity and welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support in the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also assist during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at email@example.com.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.