Human Resources Generalist

Uncategorized - Oct 30, 2014

Since its inception in 2000, the mission of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders. It is a non-profit organisation specialising in advice and guidance to leading companies on corporate responsibility and corporate community involvement. At present we have 68 staff – 44.1FTE

BITCI is also the national partner in Ireland for CSR Europe, the co-ordinating body on corporate responsibility at a European level.

A business driven network, with major social initiatives, BITCI’s membership is drawn from Ireland’s most progressive companies. BITCI has the unique expertise to train and develop capacity on corporate responsibility within organisations; to improve their companies’ reputation, competitiveness and profitability through communicating their social, environmental and community management impacts.

Job Title: Human Resources Generalist

Job Purpose:

To champion best practise, strive for continuous improvement and support the business achieve its mission through assisting the organisation and employees to be the best they can be by ensuring excellence in the Human Resources (VIP) function in all aspects including:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Learning and Development
  • Performance and Capability Management
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Employee Engagement Initiatives

Reporting to: CEO

Direct Reports: None

Job Location: Dublin City Centre

Travel/ Driving License Required: No

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing VIP (HR strategy) in line with organisational objectives
  • Proactively work with managers to attract, retain, motivate and support the development of talent
  • Ongoing management of Excellence Through People (ETP) Standard and drive continuous quality improvement in people management practices. Managing ETP committee process and ensuring active communication and engagement in the Standard across the organisations
  • Manage VIP projects as appropriate keeping relevant stakeholders informed of progress
  • Management of monthly payroll processing in liaison with outsourced payroll provider
  • Maintaining and developing Company policies in line with legislation and best practice
  • Prompt resolution of employee queries and provision of confidential advice and support to employees where required
  • Conducting Annual Staff Survey and consulting with CEO and Senior Management team to build action plans arising out of employee feedback
  • Promote staff consultation processes and collaborative working across the organisation
  • Provision of advice and guidance to line managers on employee relations issues
  • Coaching line managers on the performance management cycle from goal-setting, through to mid-year and final end of year performance reviews and the use of the behavioral competency framework
  • Provision of proactive advice and support to CEO and Senior Managers regarding restructuring/ redundancy/ Transfer of Undertakings regulations and processes
  • Quarterly review of the Organisational Learning and Development Calendar and reporting to senior management team, ensuring training evaluations are completed
  • Compiling statistical data for Board Reports, CEO and line managers as required e.g. absence, turnover, training statistics
  • Employee file & database management, issuing contracts, scheduling and conducting HR inductions
  • Benefits administration e.g. travel pass scheme, bike to work scheme, PRSA etc. training administration, managing annual leave
  • Conduct exit interviews, compile associated statistical data and generate actions to address feedback
  • To actively contribute to a healthy, safe, secure and productive working environment
  • To actively promote equality of opportunity, anti-discriminatory practice, diversity, individual rights and choice in all aspects of your work.
  • Such other duties as may be required from time to time



Essential Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • HRM qualification with Membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Knowledge of best practice performance management systems
  • Good working knowledge of behavioural competency frameworks
  • Excellent knowledge of Irish employment legislation including Transfer of Undertakings and restructuring/ redundancy legislation and best practice processes



  • Experienced HR professional with 4 years+ Generalist HR experience
  • Experience of managing TUPE
  • Payroll processing (in conjunction with third party provider)


Skills/ Personal Attributes

  • Well-developed communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong focus on operational excellence with a solution based approach to issues
  • Ability to challenge constructively
  • Strong coaching skills combined with good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to manage a busy stand-alone HR function with changing priorities
  • Strong focus on maintaining high levels of confidentiality
  • Computer literate and fully conversant with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required


  • Experience of VIP HR Database
  • Experience of Excellence Through People Standard
  • Employment Law qualification
  • Good working knowledge of Health and Safety regulations in Ireland
  • Experience of implementing and embedding key strategic HR initiatives

To Apply

Please submit your CV and an cover letter to  stating your motivations for applying no later than 12 noon on November 20th .



Business in the Community Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and promotes a policy of continuous personal and professional development among its staff.

Business in the Community Ireland has a policy of interviewing candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria.