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HR Consultant

Reporting to: Director of Human Resources

Job code: NCI 0588

Purpose of Position

To have overall responsibility for recruitment processes, provide HR administrative support within the HR Department and deliver HR services to the wider college.

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Managers
  • Staff
  • Applicants for college vacancies


Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all stages of the recruitment process - sourcing applicants, short-listing, scheduling interviews, participating on interview panels, making job offers, undertaking reference checks and issuing contracts.
  • Undertake Garda Vetting for specific roles within the college.
  • Provide professional HR advice to managers and supervisors.
  • Respond promptly to HR queries from staff.
  • Provision of information on policies, procedures, benefits and ensuring that associated information and documentation is up to date.
  • Maintain HR data accurately and update CoreHR system in accordance with deadlines. Ensure records are accessible and backed up.
  • Produce HR MIS e.g. headcount, absence, turnover.
  • Ensure that returns to the HR Department are completed on time.
  • Identify ways in which HR processes, systems and procedures can be revised to operate more efficiently and effectively.
  • Provide HR administrative support within the HR Department.
  • Responsible for HR files, storage and retrieval of data.


Key Skills:

  • Experience in all stages of the recruitment process.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with management and employees.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written.
  • Strong customer orientation with a drive to provide high levels of customer service.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills and an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Expertise in word processing, power-point presentations, excel spreadsheets, data processing.
  • Experience in operating a HR database management system and producing HR MIS and reports.
  • Good judgement derived from ability to analyse a situation and apply HR knowledge and experience to produce effective outcomes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • An understanding of when to escalate an issue to a higher level.
  • Tact when handling sensitive issues.
  • Continuous professional development and learning.


Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience that encompasses both recruitment and HR generalist service.
  • A masters qualification in HR or a related field or an equivalent CIPD qualification.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in employment law.
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills, time management and PC skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong customer service orientation.


Salary: €40,000 - €50,000

Annual Leave: 21 days

Contract Type: Permanent

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

Apply: Applicants are asked to send their CV and a cover letter for this position to recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5.00pm Friday 22nd August 2014.

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