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Head of Human Resources - Full-Time [Permanent]

Location: Abu Dhabi

(Immediately Available Preferred)

AirCarbon Exchange (ACX) is an award-winning global exchange revolutionising the voluntary carbon market and is the world’s first carbon-negative exchange. ACX was named as the “Best Carbon Exchange” for two consecutive years in Environmental Finance’s prestigious Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings (2021 and 2022).


We at ACX are a fast-growing company working with amazing people, partners, and a customer-centric culture.


The passion for working together across different functions and jurisdictions in high growth and super-charged environments drives our vision to build the Future of Carbon around the Globe.


The Head of HR is responsible for leading and managing the human resources function for the company. This includes developing and implementing HR strategies, policies, and programs that support the company's business objectives and drive employee engagement and performance.


The Head of HR will work closely with senior leadership to align HR initiatives with business goals and oversee all HR aspects, including talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, and learning and development.



Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and programs that support the company's business objectives and culture

  • Lead the talent acquisition process, including recruiting, onboarding, and retention efforts

  • Manage employee relations, including handling grievances, conflicts, and disciplinary actions

  • Oversee the performance management process, including setting performance goals and conducting performance reviews

  • Develop and deliver learning and development programs for employees, including training and professional development opportunities

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to align HR initiatives with business goals and objectives

  • Oversee HR budget and manage HR resources effectively

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to align HR initiatives with business goals and objectives

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field

  • 5+ years of HR experience, with at least three years in a leadership role

  • Strong understanding of HR best practices and ability to develop and implement HR programs

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong leadership and team management abilities

  • Experience with talent acquisition and employee relations

  • Proficiency in HRIS and other HR tools and software

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

  • Experience working in the UAE and the ADGM is a plus

  • Must have a “can-do” attitude



What you can expect 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Unique opportunities for professional development and growth; within a truly international and diverse team

  • Hybrid work environment

  • Medical insurance coverage

  • Be part of an expanding team, passionate about building the future of carbon trading

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send your resume and why you believe you are a good fit for the position to ‘’ quoting ‘ACX/FN-ADHR’.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. ACX is an equal opportunities employer.


We regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants who do not hear from us within two weeks of their application may assume their application was unsuccessful. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your resume to

Principals only. No recruiters.

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