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Human Resource Manager

Human Resource Manager required for a grade VIIIpublic service position in Mayo.

The HR Manager is responsible for the delivery and implementation of a range of generalist HR services and the provision of advice and guidance on HR and ER issues in order to support our client in the achievement of its business objectives.

Providing guidance on the broad HR strategy and policy direction and governance on people related matters to influence, monitor and support the changing structure and workforce with a focus on change management, leadership and development support.


Operational Management

  • Provide expert HR and ER support, direction and guidance on all HR policies and procedures to managers and staff to ensure compliance with best practice and legislation which includes attending meetings with trade unions and staff representatives

  • Participate in group processes, liaising with the Group HR Director and Group HR Colleagues as appropriate.

  • Attend third party hearings as required with Group Employee Relations Manager

  • Work with the various HR services to ensure that the needs of our client are being met and delivered in an effective and efficient way

  • Lead the implementation of the European Working Time Directive across all services and staff.

  • Participate in Union engagement meetings

  • Put in place a mechanism to provide communication to and feedback from all staff and services on the effectiveness of HR in all areas and work with HR colleagues to action feedback including the voluntary providers

Leadership & Direction

  • Work with Manager and Group Director of HR to ensure HR supports the organisational design parameters to be applied to the new evolving structures where consistency, affordability and best fit will be applied to the design

  • Ensure the implementation of the organisation’s Human Resource Strategy in support of the efficient and effective development and deployment of human resources within the Division to achieve its business objectives

  • Provide leadership in the area of change management to ensure the HR policies, programmes and activities are aligned to the Divisional goals

  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies that promotes the HSE as an employer of choice to attract the highest calibre of staff with the appropriate skill mix

  • Assist in the development of an organisational culture that values people, their skills, ideas and contribution and genuinely seeks to empower individuals

Governance & Accountability

  • Ensure that the agreed HR standards, practices, policies and procedures are in operation across the Division in line with Government Policy and the wider civil and public sector reform

  • Contribute to the national agendas on HR matters as appropriate

  • Act as a spokesperson for the organisation in line with the organisation’s Communication Plan as required

  • Demonstrate pro-active commitment to all communications with internal and external stakeholders


  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.

  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.


  • Significant similar senior human resource management experience encompassing workforce planning, recruitment, employee/ industrial relations, performance management, succession planning, HR data/ KPI’s, training and development.

  • Experience of working with multiple unions and negotiating with unions.

  • Strong working knowledge of HR and IT systems – SAP, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Strong working knowledge of employment law

  • Excellent report writing and communication skills with technical ability to present data in a timely and professional manner

  • A relevant third level qualification would be advantageous  

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

(091) 706710