Senior HR Manager

Role Description

Senior HR Manager

Cpl are working on behalf of Sinn Fein who are  seeking to appoint a Senior HR Manager to lead and deliver a comprehensive and professional HR service to the organisation currently employing approximately 60 employees directly across the Island of Ireland.  In addition, Elected Representatives are responsible for the direct employment of approximately a further 200 people across 3 employment law jurisdictions. 


With full responsibility for the Human Resources function, the successful candidate will work at senior leadership level and represent the HR function on the Coiste Seasta (Standing Committee).  They will be responsible for advising on the direction of HR strategy, HR policy initiatives and people related aspects of organisation strategy, with the aim of delivering a best practice and compliant HR service to the organisation.  This role will be based in Belfast with a significant requirement to be able to travel Dublin when priorities and organisation needs dictate.

Key responsibilities of this role include:


  • As part of the Executive Committee work to develop HR strategy, policy and practice that supports the overall objectives of Sinn Fein and creates a great place to work for employees.
  • Act as a ‘business partner’ and trusted advisor to the Coiste Seasta, elected representatives and managers.
  • To develop the HR strategy and plans in line with organisation objectives.
  • To keep up to date with best practice developments and employment law, providing proactive expertise and advice to educate the organisation.
  • To develop and ensure implementation of policy across the organisation.
  • Build best practice management through development of people managers to support good management practice and ensure effective implementation of management structures.
  • To develop a training and development plan to support individual development aligned with delivery of party objectives.
  • To implement effective performance management across the party.
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers on engaging their teams, employment practices, policy and employment laws.
  • Support Elected Representatives and Managers managing ER cases and issues to ensure an appropriate and timely resolution. 
  • Manage complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy.
  • Develop of effective and fair recruitment and selection strategies and processes.
  • Support the recruitment process – this may include writing job descriptions, developing interview questions and sitting on interviews.
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Advise on and support change management processes.
  • Report on relevant HR statistics to identify issues and ensure continuous improvement.


Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of 5 years HR generalist experience at an appropriate level.
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills to develop relationships across a range of stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership capabilities, with experience of working with impact at senior level within an organisation.
  • Evidence of implementing best practice and positively driving change.
  • Solid knowledge of employment legislation and its practical application. Strong knowledge of employment law in the South of Ireland is essential, with a good working knowledge of employment law in the North desirable.
  • Experience of managing ER cases up to tribunal, with knowledge in the south of Ireland an essential requirement.
  • Ability to understand and seek appropriate advice and resolution to employment related issues to employment issue raised under British and Belgian law.
  • Experienced in developing and supporting line managers.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team.
  • It is not a requirement that the successful is a member of the party. We wish to appoint an experienced professional to support the continued development of  the HR function and employee experience.


For further details and full job description please call  02890725622 or apply directly via the link.



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