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Human Resources Specialist (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna Headquarters, Austria 


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Being responsible for the staff administration of Austrian employments throughout the entire employee life cycle
  • Advising on employment law related topics and requests
  • Working closely with the global HR Centres of Expertise to ensure that global policies and processes are successfully adjusted to Austrian requirements (legally and culturally), taking care of the local customisation of templates, tools or forms
  • Maintaining all systems and tools up to date and being able to provide accurate data and reports at any time when requested
  • Researching and staying up to date with local trends, benchmarks and any legal regulations related to employment


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Proven work experience in the field of HR administration
  • Solid Austrian labour law knowledge
  • Austrian payroll knowledge is an advantage
  • German and English skills on a professional working level
  • Very good communication skills with adaptability to cultural differences
  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to connect with others
  • Passion for people, culture, and a modern customer-orientated HR organisation
  • Ethical, highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


 Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • Workplace health promotion initiatives as well as promotion of training measures
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial remote work
  • Wiener Linien annual ticket and pension fund after probationary period
  • A minimum gross salary of EUR 43,000 per year (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments), negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

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Jessica Weber, Teamlead People Services

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