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Head of Human Resources

  • Location: Galway
  • Sector: HR & Training
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  • Job Ref: 19275

Head of Human Resources required for The Brothers of Charity West

The Head of Human Resources will be responsible for the Human Resources Function of the BOCSI West Region, the leadership, and the management of the staff members that comprise this function. The post holder will be responsible for the distribution and implementation of HR and related policies to ensure that the BOCSI West Region complies with National Policies and procedures, all statutory employment, and associated law, both National and European. He/she will be responsible for managing all HR related activities and will participate in and lead, as appropriate, organisational change programmes while continually striving to improve service delivery.


  • Manage and deliver the Human Resources Function which will manage and coordinate the delivery of HR services for the BOCSI within the counties of Galway and Roscommon.
  • To act as a trusted and strategic adviser to the services, partnering with the Senior Management/Leadership team to improve organisation and operational performance by delivering key strategic business plans and initiatives;
  • To work, in consultation with the National Head of Human Resources and the HR Team, in developing and implementing the strategic direction of HR in the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.
  • Provide strategic HR direction to the BOCSI West Region Director of Services and Management Team in the context of the overall national HR strategy.
  • Actively participate in and promote the management of change within the organisation, driving a culture of empowerment and accountability and supporting the Senior Management Team to effect and implement strategies for change and improvements to service delivery.
  • To develop and implement, under the direction of the National Head of Human Resources, national policies and guidelines in relation to HRM ensuring they are fully compliant with legal and regulatory requirements and codes of practice/conduct.
  • To develop and implement, under the direction of the National Head of Human Resources, and overall talent management strategy, including performance management and development, talent management, workforce planning, training and development, succession planning, and the recruitment and selection process.
  • As part of the HR, Team to review current recruitment and selection processes, including document templates and job descriptions in order to develop and manage recruitment and selection nationally.
  • As part of the HR, Team to review current line management training and the role of managers in monitoring and developing staff
  •  Manage and support BOCSI - West Region HR staff in their roles including continuing professional development.
  • Provide management and oversight of key policy areas including Grievance and Disciplinary, Trust in Care, Dignity at Work, etc. within the region.
  • Enhance as appropriate the HRM operating model, monitoring HRM service delivery in the Region and providing insightful recommendations on service delivery improvements.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on key performance indicators in consultation with the National Head of Human Resources and the HR Team.
  • Liaise with the HSE HRM and other statutory agencies and bodies as appropriate to establish contacts and keep abreast of emerging policy and compliance requirements.
  • On behalf of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland West Region coordinates engagement with other agencies in relation to HRM matters.
  • Liaise with relevant Trade Unions, IBEC, and other appropriate bodies on matters which impact on the Region. Ensure that the region mirrors the national position and deals with Industrial Relations issues on a national scale
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the Employee Assistance Services and review as appropriate.
  • Promote a strong positive Employee Relations philosophy throughout the region.
  • In consultation with the National Head of Human Resources and the HR Team review and develop new policies and procedures relating to HR for the BOCSI.
  • In consultation with the National Head of Human Resources and the HR Team review existing HR services and develop and implement plans for centralised and more efficient HR services.
  • Ensure transactional HRM services within the region are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Coordinate the sharing of information, as appropriate, throughout the Services.
  • Ensure to comply with all HIQA requirements in relation to HRM.
  • Be responsible for and manage the regional HRM budget and any staff working in the BOCSI West Region HR function.
  • Be conscious of health and safety matters in the workplace and in particular to comply with employees' obligations as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at work Act, 2005 and to ensure that the procedures set out in the Safety Statement are implemented at all times.


  • Have at least 5 years experience working in a senior HR role in a large complex organisation It is desirable that the candidate has at least 3 years of experience working in a senior HR role in the public sector.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Irish and EU legislation relating to Employment Law.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of HRM policies and procedures within the Health Sector in Ireland.
  • Have experience in negotiating with Unions and Staff demonstrating excellent relationship management and influencing skills.
  • Be computer literate. including proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of HR Information systems
  • Possess a full clean driving licence.
  • Recognise the equal rights of people with an intellectual disability in society and uphold and respect those rights.
  • Have substantial knowledge and experience in HRM covering a breadth of activities and best in class HRM Practices and Policies.
  • Have demonstrated experience influencing and engaging senior managers, building strong relationships, and driving and building an HRM strategy.
  • Demonstrable management, coaching, and consulting skills.
  • Be an experienced people manager able to lead and motivate large teams and have experience working as a member of a senior management team.
  • A relevant level 8 or higher degree or equivalent qualification. A level 9 qualification preferably in Human Resources or Health Services Management and/or professional membership of CIPD is desirable.
  • Experience managing or leading a change improvement program demonstrating Planning and Organisation skills. Be committed to continually improving service delivery in an increasingly complex and changing work environment
  • Demonstrate proven Problem Solving and Analytical Skills and an understanding of the budgeting and financial processes.
  • Have demonstrated Initiative and Multi-tasking abilities along with an ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Deirdre Moran.

(091) 706710