Head of HR - Grafton HR Exclusive

Location County Antrim, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary £400000 - £500000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Published almost 2 years ago
Contact Richard McFarland
Job Ref HofHR RMF

Job Description

Head of Human Resources

County Antrim

Grafton HR Exclusive Job

Grafton HR is delighted to be exclusively representing our client, a market leading NI Top 100 Organisation based in County Antrim, with the appointment of a Head of Human Resources post.

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a Human Resources function which supports the operational success and strategic development of the company.

The Role


  • Create a Human Resource Strategy for the business that aligns with, and supports other key business goals
  • Develop, implement and oversee an in-house employee / manager development programme.
  • Lead the initiative to establish the company as a preferred employer by enhancing the company profile through structured external partnerships and marketing strategies
  • Support and advise the directors in relation to HR developments / opportunities. Advocate HR solutions that contribute towards the strategic direction of the company ensuring a clear rationale for proposed changes and obtaining the necessary engagement of the leadership team.
  • Develop and monitor the effectiveness of the Human Resources function through Key Performance Indicators aligned with the overall business strategy and report on a regular basis to the Board to ensure service delivery is consistent and in line with agreed targets.


  • Oversee compensation and benefits arrangements for employees.
  • Proactively manage employee relations issues
  • Responsible for data integrity, security and maintenance of HR databases.
  • Establish innovative and structured talent identification tools in relation to recruitment processes
  • Liaise with Group HR in relation to benchmarking of group policies and procedures
  • Oversee HR projects and initiatives, ensuring that implementation is achieved on time and within budget.
  • Oversee external service provisions including security and office facility management.
  • Ensuring that effective and appropriate HR Policies and Procedures are in place and developed to meet legal requirements, best practice and organisational objectives.
  • Liaise with Regulatory bodies in respect of monitoring of compliance with relevant employment law, including advising on corporate transactions.

Employee Development

  • Create and oversee a structured approach to employee development that is matched against short, medium and long skills requirements of the company
  • Support directors with the identification of learning and development needs that supports succession planning.
  • Critique employee compensation arrangements and advocate improvements that support performance management processes, recruitment and retention needs.
  • Development, roll-out, and monitoring of a performance management system that supports the immediate and strategic requirements of the business
  • Coaching line managers to ensure a high standard of people management and employee engagement.

The Person

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • A minimum of 5 years' HR management experience at a senior management level.
  • At least 3 years experience of delivering performance management programmes resulting in significant improvements to an organisation.
  • A strong working knowledge of employment legislation and best practice in UK & Ireland
  • Have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external to an organisation, identifying HR needs and solutions, as required.
  • Have experience of managing people and evidence of successfully leading an organisational change programme.
  • Have a proven track record of developing people within a business.
  • Evidence of ensuring governance arrangements are in place and are implemented and monitored.
  • Experience of working within a diverse working environment.

The Package

Base salary of £40 - £50k, car allowance and bonus, in addition to company benefits

To apply, please contact Richard at Grafton HR on 07773197121 or via email on

Please be advised, this role is exclusive to Grafton HR only.


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