Job Reference 16771
Job type Permanent
Location Carlow
Salary € 30,000 -40,000, 40,000-60,000

The Role

HR Generalist


Permanent, Full Time

Office based

Salary: €38,000 - €42,000



  • Manage & co-ordinate the Company Human Resource function
  • Coach, Support & Mentor management team in the application of HR, employment legislation & Company Policies
  • Liaise with Company HR Consultants on HR matters
  • Ensure company policy compliance, co-ordinate the annual updating of employment contracts, handbook, job requirements & job descriptions for all positions
  • Assist the Company recruitment processes to include organising, advertising, sourcing, interviewing, reference checks and selection in line with requirements
  • Manage administrative paperwork during recruitment and on boarding of employees
  • Organising & distributing employee contracts and handbooks & following up on their completion
  • Manage general HR queries and provide Management with relevant guidance, support, documentation & information regarding HR processes & policies
  • Deal with employee issues as they arise including absence, grievances, disciplinaries, dispute resolutions etc. in line with best practise and legislation
  • Assisting management with planning, monitoring and appraisal of employee work results, hearing & resolving employee grievances and disciplining employees
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resources, conducting investigations, maintain records, representing the company at hearings as required
  • Maintain weekly time, attendance, leave & absence records liaising employment entitlements with payroll & employees
  • Actively target absenteeism by developing & implementing an Absence & Attendance Policy
  • Organising & controlling employee files, maintain HR records as required by the Company & in accordance with Legislation
  • Co-ordinate induction training for new & re assigned employees, oversee the training & development needs of all departments
  • Prepare employees for work assignments by organising training and certification compliance
  • Maintain employee training matrix
  • Setting up mobile phones & IT requirements for service employees as approved by Management & maintaining appropriate logs
  • Point of contact for IT concerns or issues, working closely with the Company IT Support Providers
  • Complete human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees, following up on work results
  • Covid 19 Lead Representative ensuring the safety of all staff throughout the pandemic
  • Regular Meetings with Management to provide progress updates on HR and report on HR matters that require Management approval
  • Succession and contingency planning for payroll, HR and accounts roles
  • Co-ordinate & authorise annual leave for office-based employees ensuring all office roles are continuously maintained and peak times have full complement
  • Keep abreast of Employment law legislation changes, maintaining professional & technical knowledge
  • Support, assist & cover leave in payroll function - the preparation & processing of a high volume weekly payroll using SAGE & SAGE HR
  • Assisting with audit support related to payroll & HR procedures
  • Maintain & compliance with NSAI ISO accreditation cycle
  • Data Protection Officer by ensuring GDPR compliance
  • Maintain Company Fleet Register
  • Advertise on & maintain Company social media platforms
  • Contribute to improving efficiencies in IT systems used in HR processes
  • Reception & administration support when required & general secretarial duties

The Person

  • Minimum of 3 years Human Resource experience
  • Relevant third level qualification in HR discipline is essential
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present information
  • Human Resource Management & Performance Management
  • Payroll processing experience, SAGE Micropay & Sage HR or similar
  • Organised with ability to plan & prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines
  • Strong time management and relationship building skills
  • Extensive knowledge of employment legislation
  • Excellent customer service in both written & oral communication processes
  • Willingness to be a team player & ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent IT skills – MS Office Applications
  • Highest level of confidentiality and integrity

The Package

Salary: €38,000 - €42,000

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