Posted 22 Jul 2022, 7:00 pm

HR Officer at Ancora

Ancora Health has an opening for an HR Officer!  This is an interesting role for an eager, hands-on HR graduate or as a next step for a HR Officer who wants to grow his/her career. Are you exciting to take control of all  HR Operations for this Healthtech scale-up? Do you want to be part of the team  making sure all HR Operations run smooth?  Come and join our team on our path to add healthy life years to communities! 

Your role

You will fulfill all HR Operations to make sure that Ancora staff is able to work smooth. It is a central and crucial role to have the company running smooth by guiding and servicing the managers and staff appropriately. The role offers a great variety of subjects and tasks with a lot of self-influence on how to shape the role. 

All current HR operations & processes are in the scope of this role, whereas a Recruiter will take ownership of the job openings. 

In this role you will work closely with all line managers as we have a managers self-management systems.

Responsibilities of this role are (amongst others):

HR Operations

  • Sparring partner for line management on  all HR -topics. Wide variety, from internal comp&ben guidelines, managing the team, sick-leave, and more.
  • Handling all HR- questions from staff (indirect via line management or depending on topic directly)- for instance on payslips, benefits, special leave, reimbursements, L&D-options, and many more
  • Handling all employment  and external labor- contracts .The initial contracts, extensions, from drafting proposals, negotiations up to the signing and implementing of the content.  
  • Handling all employment-changes, as well as arranging, filing, communicating and accuracy of the HR system.
HR processes

You will own the main HR Processes, that support our daily business. For instance:

  • Pre-boarding process: arrange all that is needed to  be prepared on time
  • Onboarding process:   guide new staff &  line managers to offer a welcoming, smooth  onboarding experience
  • Off boarding: guide leaver & managers, exit interview, and take appropriate administrative actions
  • Sick Leave - control company status and execute on it in general and individual cas
  • Holiday - control execution of holiday procedures
  • Monthly hours administration: take ownership of this process
  • Support line managers on managing their teams on personal growth &  performance review

Also other important People & Culture topics are in the scope of this role. For instance you advice Leadership on People Engagement and execute way forward. For instance arranging townhall sessions or great social events like parties, are suggested and organized by you!

Your team

You will be part of the People & Culture team. The current team will be re-structured & expanded to 1 HR Officer, 1 recruiter, reporting into the  Manager.  Besides this job opening, we will  post another job opening to add a recruiter to the team. 

In this role you will work closely with all other teams, the finance-team in particular.

About Ancora

Founded in Groningen, the Netherlands in 2019, Ancora is on a mission to empower people to take ownership of their health. Using the power of science, data and technology, we offer personalized health programs for people (consumers, sports enthusiasts, employees, and patients). We encourage people to proactively manage their health by making sustainable lifestyle choices. Backed by a group of committed investors, including leading health institutions in the Netherlands, we have exciting growth plans for the years ahead. Come and join us to create the future of health, together!


Your Profiel

For this role  an eager, enthusiast HR-professional who just started his/her career or is ready for a step 2, will match very well. 

Key for this  role is that the HR officer is pro-active and not only able to see what needs to be done but also gets things done! A lot of topics will be on your plate, making it a very divers role that requires you to keep overview of all that is going on and arrange it smoothly. For this, priority setting is key as well. 

  • A Bachelor or Master in HR will be very useful, ideally with a few years of experience in a HR -type of role ( for instance intermediary at an employment agency could be an interesting background for this role)
  • Good Dutch & English language skills
  • An interest in a healthy lifestyle in line with our company foundation is importan

What’s in it for you?

Join our team on our path to offering exciting innovations in the healthcare space. We are a passionate, international team and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make a difference, take ownership of your work and contribute to our shared success. Also this role will make you grow your skillset, by challenging you to pick-up new topics and take ownership of it. As the company grows and faces new challenges every day, you will grow too. 

Our salary-package is in line with the market. On top, all our employees are invited to join our Ancora People Health - Program! 

Our People &Culture- team is located at our headquarters in Groningen. It is possible to work flexible remote/at the office, up to the convenience of both you and Ancora, in line with our company guideliness. 


Open for this challenge? Then we invite you to apply via the apply-button and upload your resume. Should you have question related to the content of this position, you can reach out to Jennie Wolthuis (Hr Manager) at Due to holidays, we expect a longer response time than desired. 

The opening will close on Sunday August 14th 2022. After this date, all applications will be screened and will we contact you on the way forward. The job interviews will take place between 29th August and 9th september.  (Should this not be convenient, please do not hesitate to apply anyway!)

Please note,

  • applications should only be sent via the apply-button, not via direct email.
  • A Pre-employment screening can be part of the procedure.
  • Acquisition is appreciated to boost our growth of our employer health and wellbeing programs, but not as a recruiting partner.

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