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Head Of HR

Ref: 78490

  • Competitive Salary
  • 01 Feb 2024
  • Kildare
  • Permanent

Job Title

Head Of Human Resources

About the Company

Healthcare Company with a number of centres across Ireland 

About the Position

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, presentational, 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


  • A relevant third level qualification in Human Resources
  • Experience working within the Healthcare sector
  • A minimum of 5 years consecutive experience in a senior HR role, within the last 5 years
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • A thorough knowledge of current Irish and EU legislation relating to Employment Law.
  • Previous in-depth experience of union management, Employee Relations, and Industrial Relations investigations
  • Positive experience of negotiating with Unions and Staff and engaging with WRC and similar bodies
  • 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

Remuneration Package

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Yvonne McNulty
Partner Brightwater Executive
[email protected]

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