Balmer Executive Search has been retained by a high-profile Dublin based Charity to lead on the recruitment of an exciting new opportunity as Head of Human Resources. The Head of HR will report into the Director of HR & Services and will be responsible for the operational management of a team of 8.

This well-respected and very well-established charity currently employs in the region of 200+ staff and is keen to find someone with extensive expertise in Human Resource Management to manage the HR Team consisting of 8 staff to include 3 HR Managers, 3 HR Coordinators and 2 Administration staff.  


  • Reporting to the Director of HR & Services and the Senior Management Team, the role of the Head of HR will be highly operational and will lead the management of the HR team and their KPI’s

  • The selected candidate will manage the implementation and maintenance of HR best practice and procedure consistent with the organisational strategy and values

  • Effectively influence thinking at all levels in the organisation in achieving excellence in HR policy and practice

  • Management of day to day employee relations issues and partnering with management to coach and guide around such issues

  • Providing input into the overall organisational leadership strategy from a HR perspective, ensuring the organisation’s culture is aligned with growth plans

  • Contribute effectively to solutions and decision making on organisation wide HR matters

  • Lead on all training and development initiatives such that they are closely aligned to organisational and personal goals and developing a training & development academy for the organization in collaboration with the services team

  • Conduct regular reviews with all team members, setting and agreeing clear objectives

  • Responsible for leading on high volume end-to-end recruitment including writing job descriptions, agency liaison, candidate sourcing, interview coordination, on-boarding etc.

  • Reporting to the SMT on staff attrition rates, common denominators and coming up with different and more effective approaches to recruitment

  • Leading on annual operational HR plans, forming strong relationships with key senior management staff and ensuring people perspective is represented fully in decision-making

  • Performance management review and revision as required


  • Graduate Degree essential

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Experienced in the area of employee relations

  • Extensive team management experience

  • Up to date with HR practices and procedures

  • Minimum 8-10 years HR experience

  • Experience implementing HR systems, policies & procedures

  • Strategic thinking

  • High class project management skills

  • Commercial acumen

  • Hard-working and committed

  • Proven track record of meeting targets within a high performance environment

  • Experience of HR metrics

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to inspire and motivate

  • Previous involvement in strategic planning

  • Social conscience

  • Full driver’s licence and access to own car essential

This organisation cares passionately about what they do. They are inspired by who they work with and learn from the very best. They care about who they work with and take the time to know each other as individuals. Interactions are open and honest and always with the best intentions.  This is an exceptionally exciting opportunity for the successful candidate.

Salary will be in the region of €60,000-€65,000

To apply, please submit your CV and Cover Letter by email to gilly@balmerexecutivesearch.ie for review.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd May at 5pm

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Thursday 23rd May at 5pm