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|SKA Observatory: HR Resourcing & Capability Manager||Closing date: 2021-09-08
Contact: Human Resources
|A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Recruitment Manager to join a diverse, international organisation.|
|At the SKAO we are coordinating a global effort to deliver one of the largest science facilities on the planet. The SKAO telescopes will be next-generation instruments that will help to answer key questions in astrophysics, drive technological innovation and support human capital development.
More than a dozen partner countries and over a thousand scientists and engineers around the world are already on board, making the SKA project an international collaboration like no other, and one of the most ambitious science and engineering endeavours of the 21st century.
Headquartered in the UK, with telescope sites in Australia and South Africa, the SKAO will be one observatory operating two telescopes, an endeavour spanning three continents. Multinational by design, in early 2021 the SKAO became an intergovernmental organisation, one of only a select handful of science infrastructures to do so worldwide.
Our Global HQ is located near the buzzing city of Manchester at the historic Jodrell Bank Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Cheshire countryside. It is home to a rapidly expanding international team of more than a hundred, working in a highly collaborative and inclusive way, in coordination with SKAO teams in Australia and South Africa as part of a global astronomy and engineering community.
Being part of Team SKA means contributing to something extraordinary: a uniquely exciting project to advance human knowledge that will last for decades. In return, we offer a diverse multicultural working environment, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme, regular social events, a family-friendly environment and much more. Come and join us!
The HR Resourcing and Capability Manager is key to supporting the international growth plans of the project, both within SKAO and working in collaboration with our international partners (CSIRO and SARAO). This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop our attraction strategy, build the skills, talent and capability needed to deliver the project.
Joining this newly formed IGO you will be instrumental in building the future talent pipeline by attracting skilled and experienced candidates whilst building development plans for the existing workforce. Playing to your strengths as a recruitment expert, you will manage the end-to-end process ensuring a first-class candidate experience whilst promoting best practice across the team. You will be responsible for managing a dedicated Recruitment Administration team and liaising closely with HR colleagues and line managers. Working in a small team you must be comfortable to take a hands-on approach, be prepared to flex workload to support other team members. This is a small team with a big agenda.
In line with our Flexible Working Policy, flexibility around working hours may be accommodated in agreement with the Line Manager and where operationally viable.
Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Duties
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- Lead all international resourcing and recruitment activity for SKAO, including the coordination of the broader recruitment agenda for all SKAO project related partner roles.
- Manage strategic and tactical resource planning.
- Develop a compelling, segmented international attraction strategy, attracting diverse applications from the best scientists, engineers, technical and support staff.
- Manage the full recruitment life cycle, adopting best practice techniques to ensure the most effective recruitment and engagement of new staff whilst maintaining a positive employment brand more broadly across the international scientific and technical communities.
- Define robust capability and competency framework with associated resourcing standards.
- Develop and manage the talent, learning and development proposition and associated curriculum.
- Manage the training across the organisation, including budgetary management.
- Maintain and manage the succession plan to ensure access to sufficient skills and capabilities required to deliver the business plan, either through existing staff, secondees or other sources.
Work with the ERP implementation team, as process owner, to ensure all associated HR process and workflows are aligned.
To find out more about this role, including how to apply, please visit our website here: https://recruitment.skao.int/vacancy/hr-resourcing-and-capability-manager-451684.html
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