Talent Manager

The Talent Manager is responsible for recruitment and retention of members of the Eurogroup for Animals team. Team members are based in Brussels and other locations in Europe, with most being salaried employees and others long-term consultants.

Eurogroup for Animals is entering an exciting growth phase and we are expanding the team. The Talent Manager will support the organisation to develop and maintain a flourishing team delivering impact for animals.

Job Responsibility

  • Develop and implement a full recruitment and retention strategy


  • Manage all recruitment processes from beginning to end, in close collaboration with the CEO and relevant line manager(s). This includes maintaining relationships and negotiating contracts with preferred recruitment agencies, selecting candidates for long- and short-lists with relevant line manager(s), managing interview processes together with colleagues, contract negotiation, and managing onboarding processes.


  • Develop and implement tools to track employee career paths and measure performance and satisfaction; create and manage a training and development programme, finding training suppliers; implement and update our staff wellbeing programme; develop a remuneration and benefits plan and conduct market assessments as required.

Skills and Qualifications


  • Strong affinity with animal protection and relate to the vision and mission of Eurogroup for Animals;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement HR strategies;
  • Track record of successfully conducting recruitment and onboarding processes;
  • Experience of managing talent within the NGO sector;
  • Fluent written and spoken English, advanced written and spoken French;  
  • Advanced user of software programs including spreadsheets, documents and presentations, (GoogleSuite or alternatives such as Microsoft/Apple etc.);
  • Experience of using project management methodologies and tools as well as CRM systems (such as Salesforce).
  • Prior experience in managing effective individualised training for employees that benefits employee and employer
  • Prior experience in helping to shape a supportive work environment valued by employees.


  • Understanding of the Brussels environment and the European institutions.
  • Knowledge of the local job market in terms of candidates and conditions


  • Ability to balance the needs of the organisation and those working for it;
  • Ability to deal with pressure and change in a calm and professional manner;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills showing maturity and confidence;
  • At home in a multicultural environment; 
  • Desire for excellence;
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented;
  • Comfortable giving and receiving feedback;
  • Strong team player.

Employment Contract

  • Permanent, full-time position (38h per week) or 80% / 4-days per week
  • Based at Eurogroup for Animals office, 29 rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels, with possibility for partial remote working in or close to Brussels.

Start date: as soon as possible

To apply, send your motivation letter and CV to Louise Hilditch - hr@eurogroupforanimals.org - by 31 October 2022. Please state your salary requirements in your cover email and include how you heard about this position. We will only contact candidates that we would like to invite for an interview.