Human Resources Director

About French International School (FIS)

Established in 1964, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong and was one of the first schools in Hong Kong to offer the IB. It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,600 students from around the world. It offers both French and British-style curricula and is the largest French school in Asia.

FIS currently operates four campuses, three of which accommodate students in the International Stream. The two primary schools, one surrounded by greenery in Jardine’s Lookout and the other in a pristine historical building in Chai Wan, are conveniently situated on Hong Kong Island. The school has recently acquired a new site for development in Tseung Kwan O.

FIS is a private, not-for-profit organization. In the last five decades, it has grown from a small school with 35 students to one of the most renowned international schools in the region. Its students are from 40 countries speaking some 30 languages – it is a truly multicultural learning environment.

FIS operates two streams, French and International, under an overall Headmaster appointed by the AEFE. The French Stream follows a French curriculum and has approximately 2000 students. The International Stream follows a curriculum broadly based on the English national curriculum leading to IGCSE and then the International Baccalaureate in years 12 and 13. It currently has approximately 642 students registered.

Human Resources Director Job Outline

The French International School in Hong Kong is seeking a highly motivated, strategic thinking professional for the position of HR Director to manage the Human Resources activity of the School. His/her duties will primarily be focusing on driving people management and change management initiatives. Reporting to the Executive Director, the HR Director will work closely with all Department Heads across all campuses, as well as the Board.

The HR Director will:

  • Implement the HR strategy within the organisation
  • Develop effective HR procedures and policies to reflect the School aim and focus
  • Advise on compliance and risk management issues
  • Introduce and drive change management initiatives
  • Oversee investigations and complex employee relations issues
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on cost-effective training and development programs
  • Act as the School externally facing representative for HR

JOB RESPONSABILITIES

  • Implement human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health benefits, training and development, succession planning and employee retention.
  • Manage human resources operations recruiting and training staff. Monitor, appraise, and review staff contributions to the organization while implementing change as necessary.
  • Develop human resources financial strategy by forecasting requirements, trends, and variances to help align with financial resources and developing corrective actions.
  • Implement change management projects by identifying, communicating issues, setting priorities and proposing action plans
  • Support management by providing human resources advice
  • Guide management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing and updating policies, procedures, methods and guidelines
  • Communicate and enforce organization’s values
  • Comply with HK legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, advising management on needed actions.
  • Continuous knowledge update by participating to conferences and job fairs, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, joining professional organizations.
  • Enhance department and organization reputation by exploring opportunities to add value wherever possible

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5-year experience in a senior HR role
  • Extensive experience in working in a complex environment implementing change management projects
  • Pragmatic results-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work professionally under pressure
  • Ability to be an influencer at all levels and maintain confidentiality
  • Fluency in English and in French with outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) a must  
  • Thorough working knowledge of HK employment legislation

If you are interested, please submit your application before 21st December, to Goran Kuna (Human Resources Department) by e-mail: hr@lfis.edu.hk