HR Specialist – L&D – Mayo – 12 month contract

  • Reference: SJ47172
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: HR & Training

Our client based in Mayo require a HR Specialist with Learning and Development experience to join their team on a 12 month fixed contract basis initially.


Learning and Development

  • Drafting and Implementation of (in consultation with key stakeholders) the Learning and Development Strategy in line with the organisational Corporate plan goals and objectives.
  • Communication of Learning and Development Strategy and impact including publication of activities (e.g. annual learning and development calendar)
  • Engage and work collaboratively with HR and People Managers across the business in all areas of training and development.
  • Accountable for the quality and implementation of all elements of Learning and Development
  • Responsible for defining, developing and reporting L&D Key Performance Indicators and metrics 
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure programmes are meeting overall business needs
  • Budget control ensuring a Return on Capital Invested
  • Conduct an annual training needs analysis across the organisation
  • Assist with facilitation of group/team/individual development sessions as required
  • Delivery of training requirements
  • Work with external partners, suppliers and providers and internal functions to support the execution of all solutions and initiatives and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness against KPIs
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive training records and assist with other L&D matters and on-going projects as required
  • Support the continuous improvement of training and development programmes by keeping abreast of best practices and new trends and developments in the area of Training and Talent Management

Strategy/Policy Development

  • Work with the HR Manager in delivering the HR strategy specifically in the delivery of key HR projects, HR communications, HR Policy
  • Development of employee engagement and HR initiatives. 
  • Development and implementation  of HR communications agenda and communications plan


  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Demonstrates confidence in own abilities and thinking
  • Proven ability in successful decision making and action when information is ambiguous or unclear
  • Comfortable to deal with others at all levels within an organisation, up to and including executive level
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels within an organisation with diplomacy
  • Proactive in building and maintaining a network of L&D supports and relationships with stakeholders
  • Utilisation of IT platforms in the development of HR and L&D strategies, communications and analytics.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins on 071-9140252 or email

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