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HR Operational Services Associate

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Human Resources
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Permanent

HR Operational Services Associate
(40 hours/week)
commencing May 2020

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. GESS provides international education to more than 1,800 students of more than 50 nationalities from Pre-School to Grade 12. Since its foundation in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections: as an authorised IB World School our European Section offers tuition in English for students from three years old to high school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. GESS is a private school association led by an elected committee and the school management. Currently, more than 400 full and part-time staff are employed at the school.  In August 2018, GESS moved to a new site in central Singapore to a purpose built, brand new school campus.

  • To manage and ensures that HR practices are delivered correctly for the School’s Non-Pedagogical (Administration and Facilities) department.
  • To maintain close liaison with Non-Pedagogical department managers and be involved in full recruitment cycle for the Non-Pedagogical department
  • To assist Human Resources Team Leader and Director of Human Resources in School’s Compensation and Benefits including payroll, leave administration and salary review
  • To maintain good liaison with the Finance department for Compensation and Benefits matters
  • To support with Compensation and Benefits projects and processes as required
  • To have an overview of benefits provided, ensures that they are followed correctly through creating and updating.
  • To manage all benefit-related queries and questions in the School and ensures that local procedures are followed correctly
  • To have ownership for live, up-to-date and accurate information on all staff data while maintaining HR data privacy
  • Assists HR colleagues with projects and tasks that relate to the HR remit when necessary
  • Any projects as assigned by Human Resources Team Leader or Director of Human Resources
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in the administration of compensation and benefits
  • Experience in recruiting administration and operational role
  • At least 5 years working in a HR generalist role
  • Knowledge and experience working in the Education sector will be an advantage
Technical and Soft Skills:
  • Ability to communicate professionally, build relationships at all levels and across different cultures.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Customer focused and service delivery mentality
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Collaborative and open professional behaviour
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks, proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and enthusiastic.

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 

As in any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.

Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.

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