HR Specialist


Reports to 

The HR Specialist in Belgium reports to Ester van Eupen, our Chief People Officer.

The job

We are looking for an HR specialist for our office in Belgium (Antwerp) who is passionate about HR administration and payroll and gets energy out of advising management and employees on all type of HR matters. In this role you will be HR specialist for Belgium, France and Sweden and you will support management with their day to day operations. This includes anything from recruitment and onboarding of amazing candidates through to offboarding employees in a smooth and energetic way.

    Your responsibilities

    • As HR Specialist you have following responsibilities:

      • Optimize and run HR administration and processes for Belgium, France and Sweden
      • Be the first line of support for all HR enquiries, including – but not limited to – compensation and benefits
      • Maintain and update HR policies in accordance with employment law and best practices.
      • As our payroll champion, liaise closely with our service provider, to ensure people are paid correctly and in time.
      • Work with our HR Business Partner based out of Belgium (vacancy) to ensure 1. day to day HR administration, payroll and operations for Belgium and the Nordics runs smoothly and with the right quality and 2. successful implementation of process and policy changes
      • Work with the Chief People Officer and the HR team in The Netherlands in creating a best in class HR function
      • Support the transformation of Spacewell to become an employer of choice

    Human Resources within Spacewell

     It’s our ambition to make Spacewell an employer of choice for current and future employees by:

    Creating an organisation where people feel engaged and are committed to the company vision and strategy

    Creating an HR function that is efficient and effective while partnering with the business in attracting and retaining talent

    About the HR team

    Twelve HR people currently drive the implementation of the people strategy and HR operations for Spacewell worldwide. Our HR team is based in Belgium (Antwerp), The Netherlands (Arnhem), Spain (Barcelona) and India (Hyderabad).

    Our ideal candidate

    You take pride in running high quality HR administration and payroll processes as well as shaping and implementing people processes and policies; you have excellent knowledge of and extensive experience in Belgian labour law.  You are willing to roll up your sleeves for our HR Agenda for the next years. You are a sparring partner and trusted advisor for the Chief People Officer and you are willing to support to shape the future HR of Spacewell globally. You like a challenge; love to think ‘out of the box’, and get energy from bringing HR to the next level. You like to work cross border with your HR colleagues of other countries.

    What we are looking for

    • A degree in Human Resources or similar
    • A minimum of 3 years experience in HR services, HR administration and payroll
    • Knowledge of Belgian labour law
    • Excellent command of English en perfecte kennis van het Nederlands zijn een must. Si vous parlez aussi le français, c’est un grand atout.
    • A self starter, somebody that likes a challenge and is not afraid to take action
    • Somebody that has strong communication and time management skills, e.g. respecting deadlines. You can prioritize where needed.
    • Your colleagues would describe you as accurate, discrete, organized & stress resistant.
    • You know how to work autonomously but also love working with our great HR team.

    What we offer

    • A versatile position within a dynamic, growing organization
    • The opportunity for professional and personal development
    • A competitive salary
    • A laptop
    • An internet allowance and telephone subscription
    • Hospitalization & group insurance
    • The possibility to work from home up to 50%



    Click here to apply or, in case of questions contact our recruitment team via In case you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call: Julie Maenhout – internal recruiter – 0032 492 22 70 12. Here to help!