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Job purpose

The HR Generalist (GOAL Head Office Dun Laoghaire) is responsible for providing day-to-day guidance to staff and managers on all areas of HR including employee relations, learning and development, resourcing, procedures, performance, engagement and wellbeing.


  • Provide day to day HR support across various areas including benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, and offboarding.
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of HR programmes including the roll-out of GOAL’s performance and development management system and coach managers in supporting a culture committed to employee engagement and professional development
  • Deliver training workshops to managers on HR guidelines, policies and processes
  • Provide up to date employment law advice to managers
  • Conduct and co-ordinate investigations, disciplinary and grievance meetings, ensuring fair procedure and compliance with the relevant legislation.
  • Manage occupational health reviews and referrals
  • Develop and deliver induction and onboarding into the business to support retention
  • Compile monthly reports for use by the Director of People
  • Manage the HQ HR Administrator to ensure coordination of monthly payroll and the administration of benefits including Pension, Health Care, bike to work etc

;Education and Experience

  • Hold a relevant qualification in Business/Human Resources Management and/or Industrial Relations.
  • Have a minimum of three years in a HR Generalist role.
  • Excellent knowledge of contemporary Human Resources practices and employment legislation.
  • Experience of working on employee relations matters
  • Have excellent administrative, organisational and numeric skills including competency in MS Office and IT systems.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and proven written and verbal communication ability

Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and the possibility to join our Health care scheme. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Candidates must be entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.; Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.; This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.; We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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