Amazing HR

Are you an HR-professional with a broad operational experience within HR? Do you wish to use your strategic skills and your interest in people to contribute to a better world for all LGBTQI people? Then you might be the one we are looking for.


RFSL has a vision of ”An equal world where the human rights of all LGBTQI people are respected and no one is left out”. As HR Manager your mission will be to enable the best possible conditions for us to achieve this, from an organisational perspective as well as on a team- and individual level.

Your responsibility will be to develop and manage the overall HR strategy and its implementation. Also, you will develop and run HR processes within the entire HR area, for example: employer branding, recruitment, on/off-boarding, compensation and benefits, skill development, personnel- and crisis management and work environment issues.

This position is completely new, which gives you as our new HR manager a unique opportunity to shape the role and the way of working from the start. You will be part of the management team and will report directly to the Executive Director.

The role offers great variety, including work tasks such as to:

  • Support RFSL’s managers and leaders in their work.
  • Work with organisational and operational development and pursue issues of leadership, employees, and organisational culture.
  • Work actively with measures to promote employee engagement and equal treatment. e.g coordinating organisation equality group initiative.
  • Work for a well-functioning internal communication and workplace (hybrid – digital and physical).
  • Support the work with organisational development and support for RFSL’s local departments.
  • Manage administration for the application of work permits for employees who need them.
  • Manage administration regarding employees working abroad.
  • Design internal policies.
  • Develop and manage HR IT systems (e.g., recruitment system, intranet, system for employee survey).
  • Handle labour law issues and participate in union negotiations in cooperation with the Executive Director.
  • Maintain a close and good cooperation with trade union parties.
  • Participate in management team meetings and their work.

As a person you set high goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them. You think strategically by having a broad perspective on issues and by looking at the long-term consequences of things and strive to adapt your actions based on this.

You enjoy working with other people and can relate to others in a responsive and smooth way, yet you tend to take your own initiative, structure your own approach, and to drive your processes further to achieve results.

Furthermore, you have an ability to handle complex information as well as to make different types of considerations and you demonstrate great judgement in statements, actions, and decisions.

If you also recognize yourself as a person that likes to plan, organise, and prioritise the work in an efficient way, we definitely believe that you will be successful in this position.

We assume that you share RFSL’s values of anti-racism, feminism, accessibility, and intersectionality.

To be suitable for this position you have:

  • At least a total of 5 years of relevant working experience, including broad, operational HR work and experience from all the yearly HR activities.
  • Experience of independently running HR processes or HR projects.
  • Experience of handling an inbox with a significant inflow of questions or requests, as well as a record of prioritising among these.
  • Practical training in labour law.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQI-movement, anti-racism, intersectionality, and inclusion.
  • Proficiency in English and Swedish.
  • Solid IT skills, including good knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft 365 (Excel, PPT, Word).

Qualifications that are desirable but not required for the position are:

  • Post-secondary education within HR, psychology or other social science field.
  • Experience/knowledge from international organisations.
  • Experience of working within a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
  • Experience working with work permits, immigration process and Employee mobility.
  • Additional language skills.
  • Managerial experience.

This is a full-time permanent employment with 6 months probationary employment, starting in February 2023 or sooner if possible. RFSL are part of a collective agreement and offer a number of valuable work benefits. You will be based in Stockholm, Sweden, but the organization is working in a hybrid mode.

RFSL strive to be an inclusive workplace for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics, religion, race, ethnicity, country of origin, disability status, age and other grounds of discrimination.

Please apply as soon as possible, as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than November 6, 2022. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Karl Yves Vallin, Development Director, at

Contact information to local Union representative Jon Gjønnes:


Founded in 1950, RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights, is one of the oldest non-profit, membership based LGBTQI organisations in the world. RFSL’s vision is an equal world where all LGBTQI people’s human rights are respected, and nobody is left out. The Federation has over 7000 members and 36 chapters around Sweden. The Head office with its 40 staff members is located in Stockholm.

RFSL’s global solidarity work dates back to 1979 when the organisation joined ILGA. Our international work is deeply rooted in RFSL’s decades-long experience of advancing LGBTQI rights nationally and centers the expertise and self-advocacy of our partner organisations. RFSL’s international unit has a broad capacity-strengthening program and a strong commitment to international advocacy.

We enter into and maintain long-term partnerships with LGBTQI organisations in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Southern and East Africa and support partners’ work on national, regional, and international levels. Through partnerships, RFSL aims to contribute to capacity strengthening, experience exchange and accessing global platforms and spaces.

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