The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Personnel, Corporate Services Directorate - HR Strategy and Governance Department (CS-PERS/HRS&G) - Employee Relations & Wellbeing Division (ER&W) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) Human Resources Lawyer. This is a full time position at grade 5/6. The term of this contract will be 4 years . Panel interviews are anticipated for mid October . The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.
Purpose The Division brings together the legal expertise within the Personnel, Corporate Services Directorate and serves as the key interface with the Legal Directorate on legal matters. The Division also provides expert advice on services and solutions for effective conflict prevention and management, developing and applying policies and handling conflict-resolution informal and formal procedures. It contributes to the social dialogue in the Bank by coordinating and supporting the implementation and update of the framework for social dialogue. As (Senior) Human Resources Lawyer (internally referred to as (Senior) Officer Legal Services), you will provide legal guidance in relation to all staff matters, handle the legal procedures within Personnel's remit (Dignity at Work procedure, conciliation procedure, disciplinary proceedings and administrative review procedures) as well as contribute to a fruitful social dialogue. Respect of the absolute confidentiality of personal related data, discretion and interpersonal sensitivity are key requirements of the post.
Operating Network You will report to the Head of Division and will closely cooperate with the other HR lawyers and colleagues in the Division. Internal contacts: specialists in Personnel and/or client Directorates, the Data Protection Officer, the Legal Directorate, the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, staff members, the College of Staff Representatives. External contacts: EU Institutions, IFIs, professional associations and academic circles in order to compare, develop and consolidate the legal framework to protect the interests of the EIB as an employer, exchange ideas/experience and stay abreast of best practices.
Provide in an autonomous manner legal research and expert advice on staff matters, including, but not limited to employment and labour law, staff rights and benefits under EIB staff rules and regulations, Data Protection, Code of Conduct, employee relations issues, Performance evaluation and related matters, medical control procedures and other staff related procedures led by Personnel
Handle the legal procedures that fall within Personnel's remit: Dignity at Work procedure, conciliation procedure, administrative review procedure, disciplinary proceedings
Drive the development and improvement of policies and draft legal texts
Perform any other legal analysis and deal with legal file as assigned by the Head of the Employee Relations Division
Ensure high quality of the Division's work on all documents including reports or notes to the Bank's decision-making bodies
Contribute to building meaningful relations with the College of Staff Representatives
Advise and actively support the Head of Division and top management in the social relations field (such as Staff Representatives, Joint Committees, etc.)
Contribute to horizontal projects and initiatives, across the division and/or beyond.
University degree in Law. Specialisation in EU Employment and Labour Law would be an advantage
At least 5 years of legal professional experience.
Experience in labour law would be considered as an advantage.
Knowledge of EU institutional and policy framework, notably in the social relations field is a plus
Good understanding of the Bank's mission, organisation and activities
Knowledge of standard office tools
Excellent drafting skills
Excellent knowledge of English and good command of French (*). Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage.
Competencies Find out more about EIB core competencies here (*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*). By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation. Deadline for applications: 29 th September 2020 (*). We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities. #LI-POST