The Role HR Managers in the Civil Service may work in one of many Government Departments/Offices across a range of HR functions including HR Operations & Recruitment, HR Business Partnering, Learning & Development, Wellbeing & EDI, Organisation Design and Development including new ways of working, HR Policy and Employment & Industrial Relations. The successful candidates will play a role in strategically leading, transforming and modernising HR practices within their organisations. As set out at Appendix 1, HR Managers (Assistant Principal Officers) are senior civil servants and will typically report to the Head of HR (Principal Officer) within a Department / Organisation, and depending on the size of the department, may be one of a number of roles at this level with responsibility for different areas within the HR function.
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate strategic leadership qualities and well developed management and organisational skills, with the ability to manage and develop teams and people. They will also be expected to be strong relationship builders with colleagues, business area leaders and stakeholders alike across their own and other organisations, and have the ability to apply judgement and flexibility in a challenging and dynamic environment. Overview of the key duties and responsibilities of a Civil Service HR Manager These are wide-ranging roles within the Civil Service and may include responsibility for the following: • Leading the development and implementation of HR Strategy to support business objectives; • Managing, developing and building the capability of a HR team/Unit; • Promoting HR as a trusted strategic business partner and centre of expertise; • Providing expert, best-practice support and advice on all HR-related matters to employees, managers and senior leaders; • Embedding an organisational culture that supports high performance and which contributes to overall organisational effectiveness; • Demonstrating and embedding Civil Service values within the workplace; • Building strategic workforce planning capacity; • Embedding new models of working to support a modern, progressive and agile Civil Service; • Leading on the development of effective strategies in recruitment, retention, performance management and talent management; • Leading on the development of effective strategies and initiatives in equality, diversity and inclusion that support an inclusive organisational culture; • Leading on the development of organisation learning strategies and programmes; • Developing organisational capability in effective people management practices. • Driving continuous improvement and quality assurance across HR services; • Managing the employee and industrial relations environment and representing your Department/Office at third party fora as appropriate; • Ensuring compliance with legislation and statutory requirements; • Managing and advising on the implementation of workplace policies and procedures; • Promoting and developing HR analytics capability, utilising data and developing key metrics to support key business decisions by senior management; • Collaborating with HR colleagues and other organisations to develop policy and good practicein the management of human resources across a range of areas; • Establishing and managing the relationship and service level agreement with shared service providers; • Participating in cross Departmental working groups/fora as appropriate.
Vacancies Candidates who are successful in this competition will be placed on a panel, in an order of merit. Vacancies which may arise for HR management roles will be filled from the panel. Candidates will be assigned to vacant HR roles on the basis of order of merit and giving consideration to skills, experience and, where possible, role preferences identified through the application process. It is envisaged that roles will be filled across the following HR functions: • HR Operations / Recruitment • HR Business Partnering • Learning & Development • Wellbeing & Equality, Diversity and Inclusion • Organisation Design and Development, including new ways of working • HR Policy • Employment & Industrial Relations Essential Candidates must have: 1. On or before 20th June 2023 a qualification at minimum Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in Human Resource Management or a related field; 2. A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a HR role with a proven track record of successfully managing and delivering across a range of projects or programmes; 3. Experience in the design and delivery of HR related policies and/or strategies; 4. Experience of leading/managing change within an organization and a demonstrated commitment to driving innovation; 5. A good understanding of corporate governance, corporate strategy and risk management; 6. Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and practices, including ED&I legislation and best practice; 7. A good knowledge of challenges across the employment and industrial relations landscape; 8. A proven ability to lead, manage and develop a team including the capacity to work effectively and collaboratively within teams and foster positive working relationships both internally and externally; 9. High levels of drive, resilience and motivation and the proven ability to deliver objectives including the ability to work under pressure and the capacity to work to tight deadlines; 10. Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to confidently liaise and negotiate with senior personnel, legal and other stakeholders; 11. Strong ICT skills with an ability to analyse employee data and key trends to gather insights and inform decision-making. Pay (PPC) The salary scale for the position (rates effective from 1 March 2023) is as follows: €74,701 €77,452 €80,241 €83,040 €85,834 €87,445 €90,265 €93,095 per year
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