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HR Specialist

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Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a HR Specialist in Darmstadt

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you :) 

Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women's opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women's careers in Aerospace.

Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) – Supporting women in STEM (


Role Responsibility

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you! 

As HR Specialist  you will be responsible for:

  • HR interface: Act as an HR interface for business partners, provide timely and accurate guidance to employees, people leaders, with general HR questions
  • Business needs: Translate business needs and challenges into operational HR plans, i.e. reporting (KPIs), engagement and well-being, health & safety and absence / sickness management, D&I, talent management, performance development and communication
  • Communication: Develop and maintain written resources such as handbooks, guides, newsletters, documentation, etc.
  • HR Controlling: Optimization of reporting and KPIs, be responsible to maintain the accuracy of HR data for employees, compensation and provide suitable metrics and analytics to the business, prepare both basic/standardized and complex/customized reports HR Reports
  • Performance Management: Organising probation and exit reviews and supporting performance reviews with Managers and their teams, ensure that all employees are aware of the learning & development resources and opportunities provided.
  • Engagement: Collecting data to form reports to measure engagement, assisting in developing engagement initiatives.
  • Development: Assisting in training and development plans for employees.
  • Health & Safety: Supporting H&S initiatives and participate in the H&S committee; follow up on H&S actions
  • Policies & Procedures: Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Provide direction to employees and with regards to Company policy and guideline interpretation and execution of procedures and decisions in accordance with Company policies
  • Projects: Active participation in HR projects

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • Master degree in Business Administration / Human Resources;
  • Dynamic character with a hands-mentality as well as an analytical driven and sharp mind;
    Europe & UK Division;
  • Solid understanding of HR organization, processes, systems and policies;
  • Resilient to implement new HR controlling models and set standards;
  • Strong project management skills, planning & organization skills;
  •  Very good communication skills, both written and spoken in German and English;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels and within the Europe & UK Division;
  • Ability to demonstrate high degree of confidentiality;
  • Very good understanding of MS Office (advanced Excel skills), Cloud and HR information systems;
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing  skills to build strong relationships to all stakeholders;
  • Open and communicative personality and are thrilled to work in high diversity workplace; 
  • 3-4 years of experience in Human Resources;
  • Profound understanding of correlating HR IT systems and data sources;
  • Experience with design of HR dashboards and reporting of HR KPIs in business context in an international environment;
  • Good knowledge of local employment legislations;
  • Working in an international organization with matrix structure.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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