Vacancy: HR Manager, Children’s Health Foundation

About the Organisation

For many years, paediatric healthcare in Ireland has been delivered through a combination of services at three paediatric hospitals (Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght).  The Children’s Health Bill 2018 saw the formation of Children’s Health Ireland, and this new company took over responsibility for the three existing hospitals from 1st January 2019.

Aligned with this paediatric healthcare change, the three fundraising foundations associated with each of the hospitals, Temple Street Foundation (TSF), The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation Crumlin (CMRF) and the National Children’s Hospital Foundation Tallaght (NCHF), agreed that it would be best to come together to form a new Foundation.

When a child you love is sick, your top priority is finding the best care and research available. It’s ours too. At CHF our team has one simple mission – helping sick children and their families.

Role & Purpose

The HR function is a vital and exciting one, supporting and enabling the integration and change management programmes for the newly formed foundation. Initially reporting directly to the Chief Executive and working closely with the leadership team located in both Temple Street and Crumlin, this role offers the perfect opportunity for a proactive, driven professional to be part of the leadership team in a dynamic, fast paced environment in a period of change.  The HR Manager will be responsible for driving the integration and change management programmes, recruitment, induction, training and development, HR systems, policy development, management of the annual review process and employee engagement at a crucial time for this organisation and will help to make a real and lasting impact for sick children in Ireland.

Core Responsibilities

  • Strategy – develop and deliver the people strategy in line with the overall organisational strategy
  • Communication and presentation of key people initiatives aligned to the organisational strategy
  • Management of risk when implementing change while balancing the needs of the organisation and the employee
  • Development of systems and controls to deliver the people strategy
  • Review of remuneration and benefits plans
  • Management reporting to support decision making through proven HR metrics
  • Compliance to all aspects of employment legislation supported by clear policies and procedures.
  • Recruitment – manage the life cycle of the recruitment and selection process by working closely with hiring managers
  • Induction – Implement, evaluate and revise as necessary the induction process to ensure the effective integration of new staff
  • Develop initiatives and strategies to improve employee retention
  • Employee Relations – ensure consistent employment advice is provided to all managers and staff in respect of policies, terms and conditions and legislation. Manage day to day issues as required through discussion with line managers as necessary.
  • HR Systems – overall responsibility for the HR systems ensuring all information is updated as required and providing management reports on a regular basis.
  • Annual Review Process – examine the existing systems and implement a revised system within the Children’s Health Foundation
  • Training & Development – identify and organise suitable training for all staff within budget as identified through the annual review process
  • Policy Development – update and streamline best practice HR policies, procedures and handbooks for implementation in the Children’s Health Foundation
  • Employee Engagement – work collaboratively with the entire team to ensure a high degree of employee engagement
  • Undertake ad hoc HR projects as required
  • Keeping up to date in terms of current trends in HR and employment legislation
  • Assist the CEO with any projects or challenges as they arise

Person Profile

  • CIPD qualified with at least 5 years post qualifying experience at management level, ideally in the not for profit sector
  • Strong project management and reporting skills with the ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Possess the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality at all times
  • A professional and dynamic person with experience in driving a change agenda
  • Highly organised, proactive, and dynamic
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels and with all stakeholders
  • The successful candidate will need to show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work.  Work during weekends and evenings may on occasion be required to suit the needs of this role.
  • Full driving license and use of a car is essential

Informal enquiries to Suzanne Mulholland on 01 7091770.  Applicants should apply enclosing a CV and cover letter to

Closing date for all applications is 24th April 2019