Head of Human Resources Department

  • Contract
  • Europe
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Head of Human Resources Department
Type of Selection:  Internal and External
Contract Type:  Temporary agent
Grade:  AD10
Deadline for application:  31/05/2024 at 23:59 CET
Experience Level:  Managerial
Approx. number of candidates on reserve list:  5
Location:  Cologne, Germany
Monthly gross compensation (€):  10,211.93 – 10,641.03


EASA is the leading aviation authority in Europe. A career at EASA means contributing to our vision for an ever safer and greener civil aviation. As an EASA employee, you will be making a difference to the lives of about 500 million fellow Europeans: this is our shared purpose and it could be yours, too. From our headquarters in Cologne, Germany, you will work with top experts in a multicultural work environment. Diversity and Inclusion are part of our DNA and innovation is at the heart of what we do. We ensure that aviation is safe in all phases: beginning with the certification of the aircraft to the rules for the air operation and crew. For more information about the Agency please consult our website and take a look at our organisation structure. Are you interested to contribute to our mission? Then see below what it takes to accomplish the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and non-discrimination. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates. 

Contract: 5 years contract as Temporary Agent with possibility of extension (for an indefinite period) 
Working hours: 40 hrs per week (on a full-time working pattern)
Salary: Basic salary AD10 (step 1: 10,211.93 EUR – step 2: 10,641.03 EUR) Depending on proven years of work experience.  Additional allowances depending on personal situation.
Location: Cologne, Germany. On-site post with flexible working arrangements. Relocation is required.
Application & Selection ProcessHow to apply

We can only accept applications that are submitted in English through our Recruiting tool. Before sending your application, make sure it is complete and contains the document(s) specified in the vacancy notice. For further information take a look at How we hire. In case of questions or technical issues, email us at [email protected]. Attach a description and screenshot of the error. 

To check if you are meeting the minimum education qualifications required for the job, consult the information published by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO): Examples of minimum qualifications

Important note on diplomas obtained outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Norway: If your application is found eligible on the basis of diploma(s) obtained outside these countries, we might ask you to provide proof of accreditation by one of the European Union Member States. This applies also to diplomas obtained in the UK after 31 December 2020.

Make sure you are meeting the language requirements: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and assess your language skills. Language certificates are not required at the stage of application, unless specified in the vacancy.

Selection Process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via E-mail. If your application has been rejected following the initial screening, the status in your candidate profile will be automatically updated to “Not admitted”. Invitations to the shortlisted candidates are sent once the evaluation of applications is completed (this may take up to two months after expiry of the deadline to apply). Pre-selection exercises, online tests and interviews with the Selection Board usually take place remotely. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list from which you might be considered for similar positions within EASA. Learn more about our Selection and Onboarding process. Take a look also at our comprehensive information on Benefits, get to know Our people and find out what Life in Cologne is like.

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