Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) is a grassroots organisation based on Lesvos Island, Greece. LeSol has been operating since 2012. LeSol’s community believes in an open society free of racism, fascism, and discrimination. LeSol is an assembly-run organisation and the participation of refugees in shaping knowledge and skills is vital for integration and social inclusion.
LeSol’s mission is to provide community-based solidarity spaces and its vision is to inspire society and to expand its solidarity model, which promotes equality, trust, and respect for each other and for the environment, creativity, empowerment, and active participation.
Project / Department
HR and Wellbeing
6 months with possibility of extension
Full time, 40 h/week
This position is newly created for an experienced HR professional to lead on establishing and Coordinating an HR and Wellbeing Department within an expanding grassroots organisation.
Key objectives/responsibilities of the role
Manage contracts, payslips, authorisations, sick leave, annual leave, absences due to maternity/paternity, etc.
Identify employment needs with Coordinators and Board.
Overview the implementation of personnel and recruitment process including standardising adverts, shortlisting candidates, scheduling and conducting interviews (alongside other relevant team members) and informing applicants about position details and hiring decisions.
Work collaboratively to define and implement training, development, and wellbeing schemes. Facilitate and coordinate external facilitators and ensure workshops, trainings etc are delivered in a timely and effective manner.
Coordinate onboarding and new employee orientation.
Overview regular staff performance / commitment reviews and ensure reporting to relevant parties.
Keep process paperwork as well as employment and evaluation records using specialist tools, programmes where relevant.
Maintain oversight of staff complaints mechanism and participate on ad hoc boards to facilitate mediation, conflict resolution and dismissal, if applicable.
Coordinate offboarding and staff evaluation.
Explore and develop participatory mechanisms to include staff in HR processes and wellbeing.
Keep yourself up-to-date regarding labour laws, occupational health and safety etc. and update relevant policies, if applicable
As a member of the Quality Assurance team ensure the proper implementation of the Quality Assurance Policy, update relevant files and coordinate relevant activities under your area of responsibility (file and policy updates, coordination with other departments etc).
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in Human Resources in the Greek context including up-to-date knowledge of relevant labour laws, policies, and regulations.
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
Experience in meeting moderation / facilitation.
Experience in using and maintaining databases and records.
Experience working in NGOs.
Fluency in Greek with proficiency in English (oral and written)
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team including prioritising workload and deadlines.
Ability to create a respectful work environment where an atmosphere of trust and integrity prevails, and everyone is accountable for one’s conduct and performance.
Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced environment.
Desire to work in a solidarity organisation
Please note: As we are looking to fill this position ASAP, we may hire before the application deadline and therefore urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.