The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland is one of Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisations, offering care and protection to donkeys across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
Under the direction of the Country Manager you will assist in the provision of professional advice and guidance to support the operational needs of the charity through the consistent implementation, and delivery of people strategies, policies, procedures and programmes to all employees and volunteers within Ireland. You will work closely with the UK People Team finding effective solutions to improve the HR service across the whole charity, ensuring that operational HR expertise, advice and support is consistent and equable, and compliant with current legislation and best practice. In addition this role will work with the Country Manager to ensure people activities at all stages of the employee life cycle, including succession planning, absence management, employee development, and capability and performance management are effectively aligned to our culture.
You will act as a point of contact for managers and employees, advising and guiding on performance, capability, disciplinary, absence, health, wellbeing and leave matters, supporting the promotion of good employee relations. A CIPD qualification (or equivalent expertise through study and experience), together with a comprehensive working knowledge and experience of employment law and HR practices and experience of managing complex employee relations and performance management issues, are essential, as are the ability to establish, build and maintain successful professional partnerships with relevant customers, and excellent communication, literacy, numeracy, and IT communication skills.
If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be an integral part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a part time role working 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday. We are happy to consider working patterns of 30 hours across 4 or 5 days.
Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 23 June 2021.
The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
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