HR Business Partner, Dublin or Dundalk

Location UK / Ulster IE Counties

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 23 hours ago

Reference 1378059

 Job Description

Positive Futures is a leading local charity for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition and their families.


Positive Futures is a leading local charity for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition and their families.


Positive Futures was established in Northern Ireland in 1995 and now operates across the island of Ireland.

As we plan for further growth this is a new position that will have a significant role in shaping the future of the organisation.


HR Business Partner

€46,308- €52,818



Full-time (must work 5 days per week but start and end times are flexible)


This key person will partner closely with service and operations managers as they lead, develop and deliver the human resources activities required for organisational growth. Whilst the HR Business Partner will be leading HR for Positive Futures Ireland they will work closely with the HR and Learning and Development team which is based in Northern Ireland. This is an incredibly rewarding role as we work together to achieve dreams and transform lives of the people we support. 


Location: Dublin or Dundalk Positive Futures office with an expectation to travel to our services throughout the Republic of Ireland to the various services and to head office in Northern Ireland, as required.


You will:

  • Provide support and advice to managers and supervisors, ensuring a proactive, pragmatic, quality HR service within the business partnership framework.

  • Assist and advise line managers in dealing with departmental/Service employee issues such as absence, conduct, flexible working, grievances, appeals, transfers, redundancies, restructures, maternity, paternity, probation and conflict, etc. 

  • Contribute to HR policy/procedure development and implementation, suggesting amendments to HR policies and procedures in line with developments in employment legislation and best practice.


    In order to be shortlisted for the position, you must meet the following essential criteria:

  1. Associate Member of CIPD

  2. An up to date knowledge of employment legislation and best practice within the Republic of Ireland

  3. Minimum of three years’ experience at HR Officer level (or equivalent) with strong generalist experience including employee relations and recruitment and selection

  4. High level of competence using MS Office packages

  5. Ability to travel independently. Positive Futures defines this as having a full driving licence and access to a car insured for business purposes (this criteria is waived for candidates unable to meet it due to disability)

  6. Experience of using HR databases or information systems


We reserve the right to apply the following desirable criteria:


  1. Chartered Member MCIPD

  2. Experience of using iTrent HR System

  3. An up to date knowledge of employment legislation in NI and the differences between NI and ROI legislation

  4. Experience of drafting and updating HR policies and procedures

  5. Basic knowledge of payroll

  6. Experience of designing and/or delivering training

  7. Experience of providing HR support across multiple sites



Apply now by sending a Cover Letter along with your CV clearly demonstrating how you meet the shortlisting criteria to shona.bogues


To find out more about this role please contact Shona Bogues on +44 (0)28 9147 5736.


Closing date:  Monday 17 December at 12 noon.

Interview process: Candidates who meet the shortlisting criteria initially undergo a phoning screening interview. Candidates successful following this will be invited to attend a face to face interview in Dundalk. Date to be confirmed




Positive Futures are an Equal Opportunities Employer