HR Manager

Job Overview

HR Manager

Permanent full time

Remote working - view to hybrid model

Office location: Co. Kildare

The successful candidate will have HR experience from the healthcare sector, a strong understanding of IR/ER issues, Trust in Care & Safeguarding, in-depth experience of union management and GDPR.

This role will require a strong and experienced leader with a proven ability in managing and developing teams and services and will require a self-driven energetic HR professional able to work with a diverse range of employees. This person will be responsible for managing relationships with unions, investigating and resolving industrial relations issues, recruitment, retention, talent management, training and development, change management and succession planning.

Attributes and qualities should include:

* Proven ability to manage HR within a health sector environment.
* Experience in delivering effective change management
* A clear ability to develop HR policy and plans in line with a national vision and direction
* Prior experienced in employee relations or industrial relations
* Strong experience in dealing with unions
* Strong knowledge of HR policies & procedures
* In depth knowledge of employment legislations
* Prior experience in Data Protection (GDPR) and Health & Safety requirements
* Strong problem solving, negotiation & influencing skills
* Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
* Excellent diplomatic, influencing, persuading and negotiation skills
* Ability to set own priorities, meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
* Have a high capacity for responsibility and individual initiative
* Confident and flexible approach to work
* Ability to manage and influence key stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

  • Regulatory compliance - To coordinate the development and implantation, in consultation with the key stakeholders, national policies and guidelines in relation to HRM, GDPR and Health & Safety ensuring that they are fully compliant with legal and regulatory requirements and codes of practice/conduct.
  • Workforce Planning and Recruitment - to ensure the recruitment and development of high-calibre staff who will be active and creative in furthering the vision and achieving the aims of the business.
  • Liaise with the relevant Trade unions, and other appropriate bodies on matters which impact on the national organisation.
  • Change Management - to drive and support change within the organisation at all levels by actively collaborating with key change drivers at national and local level empowering them to drive change, share learning and encourage collaboration across the organisation
  • Develop and implement effective Employee Relations/Industrial Relations strategies and programmes fostering positive staff engagement. Manage relationships with unions, investigate and resolve industrial relationship issues as well as handling complaints, managing Trust in Care and grievance procedures.
  • Representational and Leadership role - to promote and support an organisational culture that supports high quality standards and high commitment as well as continuous self-reflection and self-development, including continued professional development.
  • Performance Management, Staff Development, Support and Team Building - to manage the performance and accountability relationships within the organization, in conjunction with the Senior Management Team.
  • Develop an overall talent management strategy, including performance management and development, workforce planning, training and development, succession planning and the recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure the provision of best HR practice
  • Talent Acquisition/Workforce Planning and Management
  • Payroll Management, Staff Records, Information Technology and Data Protection
  • Oversight and responsibility for ensuring the highest standard of data integrity within the HR /Payroll Management information systems and full compliance with all relevant legislation including Data Protection.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate staff records and related information and responsibility for the manpower information.
  • Ensure compliance with the obligations required by the Data Protection Act 1998 and 2003 and fulfill the role of Data Protection Officer.
  • Ensure that the HR Service makes the most effective and efficient use of developments in information technology for both care of residents and day-attendees and administrative support in a manner which integrates well with systems throughout the organisation.
  • Collect, interpret and present data and information on activities, staffing and expenditure, as required.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • A third level qualification in Human Resources (Essential).
  • Experience working within the Healthcare sector (Essential).
  • A minimum of 5 years consecutive experience in a senior HR role, within the last 5 years (Essential).
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a leadership role (Essential)
  • A thorough knowledge of current Irish and EU legislation relating to Employment Law. (Essential)
  • Previous in-depth experience of union management, Employee Relations and Industrial Relations investigations is essential
  • Positive experience of negotiating with Unions and Staff and engaging with WRC and similar bodies (Essential)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of HIQA requirements and safeguarding requirements including Trust in Care (TIC) investigations (Essential)
  • An appropriate level of expertise in Irish and EU data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR

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