Human Resources Manager

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Closing Date: 02 April 2023
Full Time Paid
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Date Published: 13 March 2023

Title:                     Human Resources Manager

Reports to:         Director of People, Strategy and Innovation

Direct Reports: HR Officer, HR Administrator, Recruitment Administrator, Receptionist, Facilities Coordinator

Contract type: Specified purpose (maternity leave cover)

Hours:               Full-time (35 hours per week) Monday to Friday

Location:          Hybrid with remote and in-person (from our Dublin office) working                       

Who we are

We are a community of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. Together we are transforming the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer through our advocacy, support services and research.

At the Irish Cancer Society, we are working toward a future where no-one dies from cancer and everyone affected by the disease will have access to world-class treatment, care and support.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. In order to achieve our vision, we need to attract, recruit and support the best people, enabling them to be successful and fulfilled in their roles and facilitating the achievement of the Society’s strategic goals.

We’re looking for a HR Manager to join our team. If you are passionate about creating a great experience for employees in an environment that allows them to thrive in their roles; delivering a seamless support service for staff and management; and being a trusted leader in an impactful organisation, this role is for you.

Join us to change the lives of people affected by cancer in Ireland.

What you’ll do

As HR Manager, you will oversee the day to day operations of the HR Department in an effective and efficient manner, and will be the lead HR advisor to the organisation. You will do this by:

  • Acting as the HR business partner to the Society providing comprehensive HR support and advice to the management team.
  • Managing, supporting and mentoring all members of the HR team to ensure the delivery of operational effectiveness and best practice.
  • Working with the Director of People, Strategy and Innovation to implement the People strategy, identifying and implementing changes and projects to deliver on strategic goals.

As part of your main duties and responsibilities, you will:

Leadership and relationship management

  • Provide trusted best practice advice and guidance to the management team, in line with current employment legislation, on a wide range of HR and people related matters as well as the people element of any change processes within the Society.
  • Lead, manage, motivate and inspire your direct reports and the wider team, ensuring a culture of high performance, learning, innovation and development, through effective recruiting, training, team building and succession planning.
  • Establish and strengthen collaborative relationships, both internal and external, with managers and teams across the organisation.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with the Society’s external advisors, including pension advisors, employment lawyers and other professional advisors and service providers.

HR practice

  • Manage, oversee and participate in HR practice across all elements of the employee life cycle, including recruitment, attraction and onboarding; performance management; learning and development; compensation and benefits; employee engagement and wellbeing, ensuring alignment with the needs of the Society and the People Strategy.
  • Manage the HR, Facilities and staffing budgets to include the annual budget submission and monthly variance reviews. Work with the Finance manager as necessary.
  • Promote and support employee engagement and wellbeing activities and initiatives across the Society.
  • Manage and oversee the administration of the monthly payroll and benefits processes, as well as conducting annual benchmarking exercises.
  • Act as HR Data Owner, ensuring departmental compliance with GDPR, as well as in relation to all employee data.
  • Continuously review processes, procedures and systems in a proactive manner and implement improvements as required in line to deliver an excellent employee experience.

Compliance and reporting

  • Oversee the effective management and resolution of all employee & industrial relations issues, in accordance with employment legislation, policies and best practice.
  • Ensure metrics, reflecting the work of the HR department, are maintained on a monthly and annual basis and conduct reporting as required.
  • Work with the Facilities Coordinator to ensure Health and Safety practices and documentation are maintained and kept up to date, in accordance with the relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Regularly review and update HR policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook, including the creation of new policies, to reflect changes in legislation or organisational practices and in line with the needs of the Society.
  • Proactively keep abreast of legislation changes and upcoming developments and ensure appropriate action is taken as required.

Who you are

  • A people person: You will have excellent stakeholder management and people skills. You’ll have an ability to bring together and inspire your direct team and people across the organisation. You work well with a wide range of people and build strong trusted relationships.
  • Passionate and proactive: You always keep employee experience front of mind and you will be proactive about identifying ways to improve the employee experience and ensure a consistent and fair experience for all.
  • A great communicator: You have excellent communication skills, whether talking to a team, engaging with staff at all levels across the organisation, delivering a presentation or writing reports. You produce high quality and engaging communications.
  • Technology savvy: you will have a high level of proficiency in the MS Office suite, and experience of working with databases and HR systems, as well as using technology to support internal processes.
  • A problem solver: You’re curious, enjoy figuring things out, finding solutions and working around and through issues. You’re able to identify and articulate risks and challenges, identify solutions and problem solve. You’re highly organised, logical, and clear thinking.

Your qualifications and experience

  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. HR Management, or a general organisation/ management discipline, or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Experience of hands on HR management and people management. The Irish Cancer Society measures experience by the quality of the experience gained, rather than number of years worked.
  • High level of proficiency in database/HR management systems (Experience with HR Locker preferable), and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Republic of Ireland employment and Health and Safety legislation
  • Understanding of the current HR priorities, particularly in a charity organisation.

This contract is a specified purpose contract for the purpose of covering maternity and associated leave of the post holder. This contract will end on the return to work of the post holder.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to Amanda Walsh, Recruitment Administrator, by email to

The closing date for applications is 02 April 2023

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.







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