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HR Advisor (French-speaking)

  • Four Paws
Brussels, Belgium
  • Four Paws
Brussels, Belgium
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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.


  • Being responsible for first-line HR for the Brussels office and reporting into our Team Coordinator in Brussels for any questions concerning social legislation, holidays, thematic leave, time management, HR processes, etc;

  • Providing proactive HR advice and support to everyone in the office, being a visible and fully embedded HR presence and a trusted advisor;

  • Facilitating all recruitment activity for the Brussels office, working closely with headquarters recruitment team;

  • Coordinating the lifecycle of employees, including running the onboarding, supporting new joiners, and conducting exit interviews but as well performing the annual appraisals review process & internal surveys;

  • Monitoring employment contracts: updating of employment contract templates, drafting and reviewing staff employment contracts;

  • Ensuring successful and accurate completion of monthly payroll;

  • Providing support to coaching and developing the local BE leadership team in HR related issues to ensure they have the appropriate HR skills and knowledge;

  • Representing the BE HR function within the international HR community at FOUR PAWS;

  • Comprehensive experience and knowledge about insurance.


  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission;

  • A proven experience in a generalist HR role and C&B role in Belgium;

  • A solid knowledge of C&B in Belgium;

  • A very good working knowledge of Belgian labour law and best practice HR management;

  • Language skills: French and English;

  • IT / technical skills: Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Word and Excel;

  • Soft skills and personal values: We know that not everything can always run smoothly in a sometimes-complex environment like ours. But if we can count on your strong communication even in that case, then this position is for you;

  • You are highly autonomous; you have good organizational skills, and you can easily manage priorities in different files;

  • Passionate about Payroll & Social Legislation, you will keep abreast of the latest developments and make recommendations for change as required;

  • Comfortable accepting instructions and guidance from different angles;

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team but comfortable working on their own;

  • Ability to be flexible to ensure the needs of the organization are met;

  • Proven ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.


  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare;

  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS;

  • A dog-friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant working environment, easy to reach by public transport;

  • 25 days of annual leave;

  • Extra family days at the end of the year between Christmas and New Year;

  • Hybrid working with the option of partial remote work, our hybrid working model requires staff to attend the Brussels office on Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus ad-hoc days as required;

  • Public transport abonnement;

  • Pension scheme;

  • Contribution to a healthcare plan (DKV);

  • Annual team event;

  • Celebration of small and big successes throughout your journey with the team.


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.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.

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