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HR Manager

Open Position / Cabra & travel across the wider organisation

Job Title: HR Manager
Reporting to: CEO
Location: Located in Cabra, with expectation of travel across the wider organisation
Salary: €60,000 per Annum
Contract duration: Permanent subject to Garda vetting and a 6-month probationary period


As part of Reach Deaf Services continual drive for higher standards of professionalism and good governance, we are seeking a HR manager. The person will continue to deliver these standards across Reach Deaf Services operations in the area of HR. The role holder will manage a small HR team and be the main point of contact for HR matters within the organisation.

The Successful applicant will play a key role on the senior management team through the development of our organisational strategy designed to enable a positive and inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. They will have responsibility for effectively managing the HR Team in ensuring day to day activities of the HR function provide an efficient, effective, and compliant HR Service to the Organisation and its employees.

Ensure the HR Function partners with the organisation and responds to agreed and identified organisational needs. Actively participate and shape the culture and people strategy to align to our visions and values and Keep abreast of any upcoming legislative matters, design and update HR Policy, review of pay ranges, implementing a structured training and development offering, engaging with employee unions.

Support and develop the HR Generalist and work closely with service managers and others across the operation.

To be successful in this position you will be a curious, driven and analytically minded individual with knowledge & experience of governance/regulatory matters within HR and a wider organisational setting. An understanding of remuneration regulations would be ideal. You will be able to look at things from a different perspective and be confident owning HR Policies.

Interviews expected to take place for this vacancy, Week beginning 12th June 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a professional HR service across all areas of Reach Deaf Services this includes acting as the senior point of contact for all HR queries within the organisation, addressing all queries in a timely manner and supporting managers through the management of employee performance – probationary period and performance management processes
  • Manage Large scale strategic HR projects across the organisation
  • Be fully abreast of all current HR legislation and ensure changes implemented appropriately within Reach Deaf Services – Advise and support managers on developments in employment law, best practice and practical applications to assist in staff management
  • Identify training and development needs within the organisation and ensure consistent practices are applied in a professional manner supporting HIQA standards and also leading towards future requirements from CORU and other legislative bodies facilitating the delivery of a Professional service across the organisation
  • In partnership with the Data Protection Officer ensure that all data protection requirements are in place
  • Provide support and guidance to the CEO with regard to any staffing/ employment issues and any changes in legislation around HR & governance
  • Oversee Garda vetting procedures for the organisation ensuring all staff are correctly vetted and records maintained.
  • Management of best practice recruitment processes
  • Provide support to the facilities manager in ensuring organisational safety statements are relevant and up to date
  • Oversee the quarterly review of the organisations risk registers and any required mitigants put in place
  • Ensure structures are in place to provide CIDP staff, and service users effective interpretation of ISL and English
  • To monitor the functioning of the centres to ensure compliance with the National Standards and children and vulnerable adults’ regulations
  • Manage the culture plan for the organisation across all departments
    • Company values advocate
    • Staff engagement
    • Diversity and inclusion plans

Other duties

  • Attend relevant internal and external meetings/training as required
  • Participate in internal supervision and performance management process
  • To adhere to all Reach Deaf Services policies and procedures

The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive. There will be a number of HR initiatives / projects each year that the HR Manager will be required to manage or lead.
The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive

Knowledge and Experience

– Appropriate 3rd level qualification in Human Resource Management
– At least 5 years relevant HR experience, previous HRBP or HR Manager experience
– FETAC Level 4 – Irish Sign Language desirable or willingness to achieve within two years. The organization will fund the cost of the training for Level 3 and 4
– Ideally CIPD qualified or equivalent


– Excellent communication skills
– Attention to detail
– Friendly and People Focused
– Empathic
– Proactive Strategic mindset
– Engagement in ambiguous situations
– Effective Operational Management
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team
– Previous experience of managing people
– Problem solving and analytical Skills
– Some travel requirements
– Availability to work flexible hours

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email by the 8th June 2023
If you require further details on this role please contact Kristina Harris at
All offers of employment with Reach Deaf Services are subject to Garda Vetting.

Kristina Harris
HR Generalist
Reach Deaf Services

To apply, send a C.V. and cover letter to our email address: