Julien Baehni, Head of Human Resources at UEFA, explains to GlobalSportsJobs why working at UEFA is such a unique career opportunity and what challenges his next HR business partner can expect.
Are you the right fit for the UEFA jersey?
Julien, can you first tell us a little bit about UEFA and where the role of HR business partner fits within the organisation?
UEFA is the governing body of European football. As an umbrella organisation representing all of the national football associations across Europe, UEFA promotes, protects and develops football while safeguarding the values of the game and maintaining relations with all the stakeholders involved.
Our new HR business partner will contribute to the further development of UEFA, supporting organisational changes and shaping the face of our organisation with added-value recruitments and tailored staff development.
What makes UEFA such a great place to work?
To join the European football family is to enter a multicultural world of dedicated people who care about the beautiful game and strive to create the best conditions for people to enjoy football all over Europe. Every day is about sharing our passion for football, and driving innovative projects and ideas to ensure the game’s continued growth and prosperity. But given the sheer number of projects under way at any given time, it’s safe to say that every day is different!
What will be the main responsibilities of your new HR business partner?
Our new HR business partner will face exciting challenges. The successful candidate will need to attract the right people to deliver a very special and ambitious EURO 2020, which will be staged across 13 different countries. They will be close to the staff, offering them constant support and confidentiality. And they will continue to drive technological advances within the HR team and changes that support our ever-growing, ever-modernising organisation.
What are the key qualities required to be an HR business partner at UEFA?
The successful candidate will have a solid track record in HR, ideally in an international sector, with responsibilities held across the HR spectrum and a strong interest in new HR trends. Dynamic, sociable and results-driven, they will have excellent communication skills and be a good listener, making them a valuable partner to line managers and a key point of contact for all staff. At ease within a multicultural environment, they should look forward to recruiting new staff, managing projects and making a meaningful contribution to the development of football in Europe.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply here.
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