People Operations Specialist

Job description

Give us a “P”, give us an “E”, give us an “O”, give us a “P”, give us an “L”, give us an “E” - we love our PEOPLE! Could you love our PEOPLE too?

What you’ll do

D’you want to know what makes our values so special? We believe we can achieve anything with a happy and healthy team! You’ll be ensuring the best employee experiences by supporting our team of 60 (and growing!) Castorians with a bunch of hands-on people processes and projects:

  • Supporting an internationally diverse team across The Netherlands, UK, Ireland and US
  • Running an accurate payroll and taking care of employee contracting
  • Advising and assisting expats with all 30% ruling, VISA and immigration topics
  • Helping to optimize people processes and our ‘employee playbook’ as we scale and grow

What you’ll bring

With a personal, positive and people-focussed approach, you’ll be truly motivated by supporting a diverse team in a dynamic, flat-structured, scale-up environment:

  • Strong experience managing People admin processes including payroll and contracting
  • Experience supporting stakeholders in senior management and individual contributing employees
  • A good aptitude and confidence to work with, analyze and advise on People data
  • Motivated and driven by creating an engaging workplace

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling-up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • Working in our People team, you’ll develop your skills to support and scale people processes
  • Working in a dynamic, collaborative and fast-paced start-up to develop your broader abilities
  • A chance to support the international growth of a true scale-up company
  • Be involved in maximising the impact of medical research and improving healthcare worldwide

What you’ll get

At Castor we truly live our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • Awesome new office near Amsterdam Amstelstation - the Castor Burrow!
  • A competitive salary plus an 8% annual holiday bonus
  • An annual company bonus plan, rewarding your efforts to help Castor grow
  • 36 days annual leave (including 6 national holiday days)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • We love good food! So, we provide lunch and healthy snacks in the office every day
  • Want to keep your PJs on? Then work from home one day each week!
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our daily meditation, in our very own office ‘relax room’
  • How do we care about your well-being outside of work? A company subscription to Calm
  • Grow together as a team during our annual company retreat


Want to know more? Check out the detailed role profile for some further insights or apply now!