Vacancy: Communication specialist for ESA’s human resources activities

Dirma van EckDirma van Eck
  24 April 2024

***Applications closed***  We are looking for a communications specialist with experience in human resources/internal communications. As part of the EJR-Quartz communications service team for the European Space Agency (ESA), you will be working within the Talent Acquisition team to help develop and implement internal HR communication strategies in line with business needs and existing policies.

We’re looking for someone with…

  • At least four years’ experience working in a similar role, preferably for a communications team of a large international organisation
  • Master’s degree in communications, human resources management, business administration or equivalent studies
  • Excellent communication and networking skills in English
  • The capacity to engage and work effectively with people at all levels of an organisation
  • Flexibility and a capacity to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • The ability to help plan and implement communication strategies and campaigns
  • A proactive approach to managing projects and the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines

We also value…

  • A positive approach with a can-do attitude
  • A solution-oriented mindset and readiness to take initiative
  • The ability to operate in a friendly, client focused, professional and discreet manner at all times
  • Experience working in an international environment with government organisations
  • Knowledge of French an advantage

Your tasks will include:

  • Supporting the preparation and implementation of internal communication strategies for ESA’s Human Resources department
  • Working with the corporate internal communications team to maximise synergies
  • Supporting HR change management projects and development activities
  • Developing relevant communications campaigns and providing expert advice
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in communication policies and processes likely to impact HR activities
  • Coordinating and implementing communication activities on HR topics, including potentially sensitive issues and crisis communications
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of campaigns

Contractual matters

The successful candidate will be employed directly by EJR-Quartz. The position is part-time (0.5 FTE) and off-site but occasional presence at one of the ESA sites would be appreciated. This is a temporary contract until 31 December 2024, with possibility of renewal. The optimal start date is 1 June 2024.

Closing date: 6 May 2024 at 12:30 CEST

Salary range: 1800-2000 EUR gross per month based on 0.5 FTE, depending on experience.

Learn more about our company and meet the team at:

If you think this is for you, tell us why you’d like to join our team. Please send your cover letter, CV and references to:

EJR-Quartz is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note that only applications in English will be considered. During the application process we may perform a quick check of your social media channels. If you do not agree to such screening, please let us know when you apply. Any data collected during the application process will of course be processed according to EU GDPR. For more information, please check our Data Policy.

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