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Human Resources
JR-3914 Requisition #

We have an exciting position available for an HR Officer who will support the HR team in our Amsterdam office. This pertains a maternity cover for the duration of 9 months. The HR team's mission is to enable people to do great work.  We support Clifford Chance to achieve our ambitious growth and talent strategy.


At Clifford Chance we believe in providing excellent service to our clients – both internally our internal and external clients – in everything we do. We are looking for people who are customer service focused, strive for excellence, and enjoy working in a fun and highly collaborative working environment.



What will you be responsible for


As HR officer you will be primarily responsible for supporting the HR managers who offer high quality HR services to our Legal and Business Professional departments. In addition, you will offer general support to the HR department.


Responsibilities may include


  • Providing excellent service: answering questions from employees and managers / partners regarding HR issues per e-mail or telephone;
  • Administration: delivering all relevant information related to the payroll administration and working on an accurate headcount together with the Compensation & Benefits Manager.
  • Contracts & letters: drafting contracts, extension letters and other related documents;
  • Sick leave and recovery reports: registration, providing absenteeism reports within the office and to external parties following internal guidelines;
  • Reports and overviews: drafting employee overviews and reports, analysing detailed information;
  • Education: coordinating administration regarding internal education;
  • Performance management cycle: assisting with the execution of the Performance Management Cycle (including gathering relevant data);
  • On- and offboarding: you will be responsible for an efficient HR-process for new joiners and leavers and continuously improving the onboarding experience for all our employees.
  • Workday: keeping employee administration up to date in Workday and using the system efficiently.



Who will you be working with


Apart from the activities regarding joining, moving and leaving employees, the HR team is responsible for performance management, career development, wellbeing and total rewards. Currently our team exists of two HR managers, one HR advisor, one HR officer (open position), a Compensation & Benefits manager, a Process Experience Manager, two Resource Managers, one Recruitment manager and two Recruiters. The team is led by the Head of HR and Talent.


Within the team, as well as within the office, informal activities are organized regularly. For example: boat trips with our company boat, drinks on Friday, sport competitions,  but also tickets for theatre shows.





  • You have at least 1-3 years of experience in a relevant HR or administrative assistant position in a demanding and professional business environment.
  • You are fluent/proficient in Dutch and English (spoken and written)
  • You have excellent Excel skills;
  • You are pro-active and have a 'can-do' mentality;
  • You have excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail;
  • You have the ability to remain calm and productive when working under pressure;
  • You are service-oriented;
  • You are open to change and new ways of working;
  • You are a true team player.



What do we offer you


At Clifford Chance, you will be part of a top firm in the legal profession. You will be working in an ambitious and gezellig HR team, where you will be able to contribute to the further professionalisation and optimisation of HR processes. In addition, there will be opportunities for personal or professional development through our own Academy. We offer excellent working conditions and (once it is possible again) you will be working in our beautifully renovated building with delicious lunches, unlimited fruit and a coffee/tea bar.



About the firm


Clifford Chance is one of the World's leading law firms, with 33 offices in 23 countries. The firm advises the world's leading financial institutions and multinational businesses on complex and critical legal issues.  Clifford Chance's Amsterdam office is a challenging, dynamic, fast-paced environment to work in. Quality of service and professionalism are highly valued, as is initiative and teamwork.


To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in Amsterdam, please visit link



Equal opportunities


At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.


We are committed to treating all employees, Fee Earners and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. 


Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here


From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning. 


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