Job Title: Director of HR

Location: Munster

Salary: €80,000+

Reference: MC1803

We are currently recruiting a highly experienced, strategically-minded Director of Human Resources for this acclaimed luxury five star hotel in the West of Ireland. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with good practice and current legislation while providing strategic direction, planning and expertise.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Prepare a robust HR strategy, leading to the successful delivery of a HR plan that will ensure company goals are met and exceeded. 
  • Collaborate with the leadership team as a business partner, to ensure the overall business plan and goals of the company are implemented and met successfully.
  • Provide input on the HR implications of business and operational decisions /plans, being taken (workforce planning, succession planning, skills assessment etc).
  • Prepare and deliver weekly updates as a member of the executive team.
  • Maintain strong budget awareness and possess an understanding of revenues and expenses in managing costs effectively, especially organisational payroll through weekly payroll meetings.
  • Contribute to the broader global HR team, working beyond the local remit as may be required.
  • Drive employee engagement.
  • Cultivate an environment of excellence, professionalism and integrity in the HR department, ensuring confidentiality across all employee information. 
  • Work with departmental managers to attract, hire and retain candidates while maintaining keen focus on associate development.
  • Participate and consistently support departmental managers with performance reviews, associate behaviour/issues (ie disciplinaries).
  • Ensure that all HR processes are legally compliant and conducted in line with legislation while consistently adopting the principles of reasonableness and fairness.
  • Guide the organisation through periods of change as required.
  • Drive compensation and benefits strategies in partnership with the General Manager and Director of Finance.
  • Analyse training needs in collaboration with the Training and Development Manager. 
  • Develop and drive initiatives to ensure a positive working environment and culture to include associate recognition programs, social events, well-being and welfare.
  • Manage and champion those areas of welfare that are important to associates (e.g. uniforms, associate canteen and changing facilities, associate housing etc) 
  • Manage and drive the annual associate survey process.
  • Duty management shifts (normally one per month).
  • Maintain a strong and positive working relationship with all relevant agencies and stakeholders that support the HR function e.g. IBEC, IHF, Medmark, Failte Ireland, Great Places to Work, and all relevant third level institutions.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ previous experience in a senior Human Resources management role within a quality hotel property or hospitality business and will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. 

Further candidate attributes include:

  • Strong knowledge and significance experience in employment law
  • CIPD Qualification MCIPD desirable
  • A strong leader who is a clear thinker, empathetic and decisive
  • Excellent literary and business skills
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong judgement, the ability to think strategically, execute tactically and collaborate across many teams and levels
  • A clear and effective communicator
  • A team player who is resourceful, self-motivating

Benefits with this role:

  • Strong bonus
  • Company pension program
  • Discounts for family and friends in the spa, hotel & golf course and other group properties
  • Paid birthday off
  • Sick Benefit scheme
  • Regularly stocked canteen for meals, snacks and beverages while on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Regular staff appreciation initiatives
  • Opportunities to develop and grow through assisted educational opportunities

This role will suit a compelling people leader who really knows how to benchmark and lead employee performance and welfare. Send in your CV today to apply!

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