Human Resources Partner, Operations and Programs

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 22

Position description

Human Resources Partner, Operations and Programs. London. Posting Date: 10/21/2019. Deadline: 10/30/2019

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your expertise in Human Resources? We're seeking a Human Resources Partner in our London office to oversee local HR operations and serve as a strategic HR partner to assigned global programs/departments.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Human Resources (HR) team, comprised of 60+ members, sits in our Berlin, London, and New York offices and supports OSF staff across the global network of foundations, in over 40 countries. The team is comprised of generalists spanning the North America, Latin America, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South West Asia, and Asia Pacific regions, as well as HR specialists comprised of Talent Development, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Compensation & Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruitment.

As an HR Partner for Operations and Programs, you will:

  • Ensure the provision of timely and accurate HR services to London-based employees and to other HR colleagues;
  • Oversee the HR preparation of the payroll, benefits program, and immigration processes, including maintaining compliance of employee files and other pertinent employee information;
  • Actively participate in the design, planning, and support of global HR programs and initiatives and lead the implementation for their programs and departments;
  • Advise managers and HR colleagues on local employment and compliance practices; maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging employment legislation and codes of practice;
  • Consult with managers and leaders to influence how they lead and manage people in a complex, transforming global work environment;
  • Ensure data integrity of assigned portfolio in Open Society's human resources information systems.


What we are looking for:

  • The capacity to build trusting and collaborative relationships with HR colleagues, employees, and managers at all levels, including a keen ability to coach and guide;
  • A working knowledge and expertise of multiple HR and organizational development disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, performance management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, and change management;
  • Experience streamlining and integrating human resources systems and processes, and leading local implementation of global initiatives;
  • Experience in HR transformation and building inclusive work environments, experience in the not-for-profit sector is a plus;
  • The ability to manage investigative processes;
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 25% of the time.


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts;
  • Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more ;
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.


If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.
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