Who we are

Open Cosmos is revolutionizing the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ People team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be responsible for sourcing, recruiting and bringing onboard the best talent. The work involves tight interaction across the whole organisation as well as with external stakeholders and partners. Recruiting and retaining the best talent is one of the most critical activities we have on our plate as it will define who we are as a company and as such you will report directly to the HR Lead.

Technical Recruitment experience and familiarity with implementation, deployment and management of ATS systems is essential. Experience of non-tech recruitment is a bonus.

Tasks and responsibilities  

  • You will care deeply about diversity and inclusiveness throughout the whole hiring process.

  • You will take care of all our candidates to ensure they have an amazing experience with us.

  • You will be recruiting multiple roles at a fast pace and in high-volume.

  • You will own the hiring process for the roles under your scope and will propose improvements to make things work better.

  • You will lead our internal recruitment workshops

  • You will implement, deploy and manage our ATS system.

  • You will analyse data and prepare documentation for reporting purposes.

  • You will take care of our partners and providers related to recruitment

  • You will be attending recruitment events

Skills, attitude and experience  

  • You’ve got 2-4 years of full-cycle technical recruitment experience in an exciting company, probably in an early stage technology company. In-house experience will be hugely valued.

  • You will enjoy being creative with sourcing to engage the best people for the right jobs.

  • You are highly organised and used to managing shifting priorities

  • You can adapt your approach to work with a range of stakeholders with different hiring needs.

  • You can demonstrate how you have used effective and cost-effective creative methods of sourcing.

  • You will be a team player but happy to work autonomously with the direction provided.

  • You will have an undergraduate degree in Human Resources or related field; master’s degree in Human Resources or equivalent from an accredited university is strongly preferred.

  • You will be flexible & self-motivated, focused to detail and able to maintain accuracy and quality under pressure

  • You will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English are vital. Other languages are a plus.

  • You have Experience of using metrics for reporting purposes; numerical savvy and computer literate with an eye for detail.

  • You love what you will be doing.

You will enjoy

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

  • Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together

  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

  • Annual Company Retreat

  • Remote working as per company policy

  • Working from home as per company policy

  • Annual Salary Review

How to apply

Visit the career section of our website here:  https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=26

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++, ) .

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media

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