Job group: 5
Grade on recruitment: G7-G10
Directorate HR Customer Interface and Talent Management
The European Patent Office (EPO) is looking for a deputy head of Department Talent Acquisition to strengthen its team.
As the patent office for Europe, the European Patent Office supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high-quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention. With expert staff, motivated to set worldwide standards, the EPO plays a leading role in developing an effective global patent system. All its relationships - within the Office and with partners around the world - prosper through efficiency, trust and transparency. Its processes empower people to use their knowledge and skills to the full.
Part of Principal Directorate Human Resources, Directorate 4.3.1 (renamed HR Customer Interface and Talent Management as from 1 January 2017) is responsible for all talent-related activities, from talent acquisition and development to talent management.
Within Directorate 4.3.1, the Department Talent Acquisition, is composed of around 20 staff based in Munich and The Hague, seven of whom are recruiters. It is responsible inter alia for developing the EPO's talent acquisition strategy to proactively ensure a diverse workforce and to attract and select the best talents in Europe. A large portion of the department's activities relate to the recruitment of around 200 multilingual engineers and scientists a year from the European Patent Organisation's 38 member states to become European patent examiners.
The EPO is seeking a deputy head of Department Talent Acquisition to strengthen its team.
The ideal candidate will have
Salary and benefits
The EPO offers competitive salaries, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The starting net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5 317 to 7 575, depending on experience. In addition, depending on their personal circumstances, EPO staff may be entitled to relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependant's, childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent and language allowance).
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
Duration of the contract
The contract will be for the duration of five years, with possibility of extension. Subsequent appointment as permanent employee may be possible if conditions laid down in the EPO Service Regulations are fulfilled.
At the end of our selection process, we may place suitable candidates on a reserve list for a period of 12 months. The EPO may use the reserve list to fill a vacant post with the same profile. However, being on a reserve list does not guarantee a job offer or imply any entitlement to employment at the EPO.
Procedure and timeframe
The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications and experience, supplemented as appropriate by interviews, tests and/or a personality questionnaire.
It is intended to hold the interviews in calendar week 29 (2017) in Munich.
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