Recruiter / Recruitment Consultant – Space Sector

Company Details

Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a Recruiter / Recruitment Consultant – Space Sector in Noordwijk.

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you 🙂

Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women’s opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women’s careers in Aerospace.

Role Responsibility

As Recruiter / Recruitment Consultant – Space Sector you will concentrate your activities on the following:

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Recruitment Consultant to support our fast growing space business in Noordwijk Netherlands.

This is a rare opportunity to for a Recruiter who wants to stand out from the crowd – an opportunity to design a Recruitment strategy in your vision, an opportunity to ‘think outside the box’ and drive innovation in order to attract the best industry talent into Serco.

A highly motivated Recruitment professional with ambition to quickly develop into one of the most respected Space Recruiters in the European Space sector.

Working within our European in-house team based in Noordwijk the Recruiter will be responsible for sourcing and selecting candidates for a wide variety of vacancies across our Space contracts in continental Europe, mainly focusing on our operations with different European Space Agency site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands and Madrid, Spain.

In cooperation with the Account/Contract Management Team (and with support from the centralised Recruitment team), the Recruiter would be responsible for the entire recruitment lifecycle.

Main duties include:

  • Support the recruitment effort for multiple projects both in the Technical and Non-Technical arena – specific to the European Space Agency / Related space companies.
  • Actively sourcing candidates; External/Internal Database mining, Advertising & Headhunting.
  • Building Talent Pools;
  • Arranging/Identifying/Participating in Space sector networking events.
  • Arranging/Identifying/Participating in Graduate networking events.
  • Working in alignment to the Account Manager supporting Business Development activity;
  • Advertising through a variety of online Talent attraction sources;
  • Responsible for candidate qualification.
  • Responsible for arranging and performing interviews;
  • Record all information relating to the recruitment process and provide this information on request; update both candidate & customer information and store / maintain template documents;
  • Assisting with general recruitment queries;

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • Proven experience of working in an agency environment or in-house recruitment team – specific to the Space Sector (Public and/or Private).
  • Experience within a 360 Recruitment environment – full responsibility for the entire Recruitment lifecycle including salary negotiation and close (strong negotiation/close skills essential).
  • Motivated to work autonomously to ‘own’ the Recruitment strategy to ‘think outside the box’ and drive innovation in order to achieve the objective of attracting the best sector talent.
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment, while liaising effectively with Serco managers based on-site at various locations across Europe.
  • Ability to manage a large number of live vacancies at any one time;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • I.T. proficiency including MS Office, Outlook. Basic knowledge of different Applicant Tracking Systems and Job Boards would be an asset;
  • Fluency in English (written, spoken and reading). Any other European Union languages would be an asset.


Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work – You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity – You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people – You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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