East Europe, People Partner / HR Manager

Requisition ID:  2043
Department:  Human Resources
Work Type:  Hybrid
Application Close Date:  1st of March 2024

Intrepid Travel was born in 1989 with the simple mission to create positive change through the joy of travel.

More than 34 years later, we’re proud to be a certified B Corp with more than 1000 small group trips in over 120 countries. After all these years, we’ve stayed true to our mission, ensuring our adventures are good for the places we go, good for the communities we visit and good for our travellers. That’s why we carbon offset all our trips and support local communities but we’re not stopping there. We want to be the best travel company not just in the world, but for the world.

The world needs more Intrepid people: 


At Intrepid we love our people as much as we love to travel. 


As an Intrepid People Partner you’ll live by that - As the main point of contact for all HR enquires for the North & East Europe teams, you’ll coach and guide both managers & employees on core operational people services.  

You’ll influence and manage all aspects of HR from recruitment & learning & development through to performance reviews, employment law compliance, retention & terminations.  This is a comprehensive role where you’ll get to touch all aspects of HR and develop your skills to elevate your experience to the next level. 


A day in the life would have you:   


  • Providing operational HR support and advice to Intrepid Group managers according to business needs  

  • Advice to Managers on people processes, employee engagement, building capability, employee rewards, incentives, remuneration, benefits, performance management, and issue resolution.   

  • Conduct remuneration reviews and take ownership over the annual review of compensation requirements for North & East Europe 

  • Assist line managers in the development of position descriptions and assist with the recruitment process from advertising to proactive candidate sourcing 

  • Assist in the application of performance management and provide ongoing support to managers and staff.   

  • Collaborate with leaders to manage the formal succession planning process. Keep succession plans up-to-date and look to identify sources of talent both within and outside the organization.   


This is a permanent full-time position based in our office in Zagreb, Croatia which will offer a range of flexible working options.  


To set you up for the best possible success, some of the essential skills you’ll possess are:  


  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant experience 

  • Experience in operational HR as described above (3+ years preferred) in a full generalist capacity within a variety of Northern and Eastern European countries. 

  • Experience in handling industry relations matters, dealing and negotiating with trade unions and bargaining councils. 


This position suits someone who can bring their excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will also share Intrepid’s core values of integrity, innovation, fun, passion, growth, and responsibility.   


A bit about our people:

Our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we visit. Our team is made up of 58 nationalities across 46 countries, and Intrepid recognises that diversity makes us a stronger business. With a commitment to breaking down barriers, we support a culture where people can be themselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including First Nations People, LGBTQI+ people, people living with a disability, people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, and people from different ethnicities, races, and religions. 

Work perks:

  • We offer flexible work options, including work-from-home, and work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks a year
  • Employees receive a free Intrepid trip every year! As well as generous discounts available for families, and close friends
  • 5 extra days of leave annually, for use when travelling on an Intrepid trip
  • Our global leave benefits are aimed at supporting gender equity, so we offer a minimum of 10 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents, and other additional leave provisions. 
  • Access to incredible e-learning platforms, and professional development via our Elevate Mentor program
  • We provide an Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 service that offers counselling for you and your family
  • We want to support the causes that are important to you, that’s why we offer 20 hours of volunteer leave every year.

If you’re here to inspire, create, share, and lead in what you do, we want to hear from you. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible – we may close advertising early if the right person is identified.