Position title
Head of Human Resources

A passion for lifelong learning, a positive learning environment and a determination to bring out the best in our students – this is what our dedicated team at ISR International School on the Rhine tands for and strives for. With three educational institutions, ISR prepares more than 1,000 students from K through Grade 12 for the most prestigious universities worldwide - all in a multilingual and culturally diverse environment. Learning at ISR is guided by our principle: We Enable Great Minds and Strong Characters.

Academic excellence and positive character building are the top priorities at ISR.

Our motto? It's cool to be good!

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Head of Human Resources to join our expanding ISR team to start in January, 2024. Applicants must have in-depth experience in international recruiting (active sourcing), using social media tools, excellent English and German language skills (both written and verbal), and previous experience in Human Resources Management in international companies. In addition we are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively, demonstrated ability to set goals, meet deadlines, and successfully manage multiple assignments.


Your Area of Responsibilities:


  • Recruiting (Teachers as well as non-teaching staff- both locally and globally) for ISR Neuss, ISR Niederkassel and ISR Meerbusch
  • On-boarding (new employees) and contract management (contract renewal and termination)
  • Relocating new staff and existing staff (support with flights, apartments, insurances, banking)
  • Managing visa and work permits for staff
  • Support in allocating company apartments for employees,
  • Managing Orientation each August


  • Developing human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements
  • Overseeing monthly overtime calculation

Legal Issues:

  • Liaising with Lawyers, 'Ausländeramt', 'Arbeitsagentur'
  • Complying with Government requirements by studying existing and new


  • Overseeing the administration of human resource programs including, but not
    limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave, disciplinary matters, disputes and
    investigations, performance and talent management, productivity and morale,
    occupational health and safety, and training and development
  • Developing organization strategies by identifying and researching human
    resources issues.
  • Collaborating with senior leadership to understand the organizations' goals and
    strategy related to staffing, recruiting and retention
  • Guiding management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing
    and updating policies
  • Supporting management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and
  • Developing and maintaining the Company Pension plan
  • Maintaining personnel files and updated staff details
  • Conducting the annual Intention Survey and communicating results to the management team, then dealing with contract negotiations and extensions
  • Informing community members of staffing changes; mass mailings
  • Organizing Staff Training Organization of Summer school staff and assistants requirements
    Fulfilling government requirements for staff (staff qualifications for Ministry of


  • Handling discipline and termination of employees in accordance to company policy
  • Creating letters of recommendation, warning letters, confirmation of employment or terminations


  • Accomplishing special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities
  • Organizing with our School Ministry doctor to make sure that our teachers are in compliance, for example, pregnancies, Kindergarten teachers, etc.
  • Liaising with the Health Ministry in regards to Covid-19 Regulations, daily, for not only staff but students
  • Having an open door policy -approachable for questions – no matter what! (very
    much appreciated)
  • Performing other duties as required


Job Benefits

We will expect you to establish your value in a fast-pace rewarding workplace and in return will offer a range of career development opportunities. We can offer you a dynamic school environment that has established a reputation of academic excellence and is always striving to improve. You will always be supported by committed and welcoming colleagues, confident hardworking students and a very
loyal school community. If you are enthusiastic and highly motivated, relish a challenge and
believe that you could contribute to the growth and development our school, we would like to hear from you.



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Employment Type
Beginning of employment
January 1st, 2024
Job Location
Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 2, Neuss, NRW, 41464, Germany
Date posted
December 12, 2023
Valid through
August 31, 2024
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Many thanks for your application and your interest in a position at ISR International School on the Rhine.

In the next step, we will screen your application against our current vacancies and the specific requirements of the position and will be in touch if you are selected for the second stage of the process or if we see you fit with the criteria for a similar position. Unfortunately, we are not able to personally speak to all potential candidates.

In the meantime, we would like to wish you every success in your career.

Kind regards