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HR Associate (24k)

Job Description

Job Title: HR Administrator
Salary: 24k
Location: Belfast
Duration: FT - Permanent

Are you a recent HR Graduate or have you been looking for your first pure HR role that will give you the exposure to set you on the right career path? This one might be for you.

VANRATH is delighted to be partnering with an award winning multi-site business with their Head Office in Belfast in the search to find an up and coming HR Associate to join their wider HR Team. The successful candidate will be hired on a full-time permanent basis joining an established team and will share the same passion for ensuring staff are motivated, productive and assisted to complete their roles to their best of their ability.

You will report to the HR Manager and will be part of a team of driven and ambitious individuals with a passion for providing effective and efficient high quality services to their clients.


  • Up to £24,000 per annum
  • Generous Pension contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Regular staff awards and recognition events

About the Role

As a HR Associate, you will be responsible for delivering on HR duties including end to end case work, report production, implementing HR strategies, advising Line Managers on employee related queries and delivering HR related training across the business.

  • Work in a busy high-pressured HR Team that oversees the HR Service for the whole of the Group in NI and ROI
  • Manage own workload within the day-to-day HR operations including casework, legal requirements and strategic operations
  • Assist with HR disciplinaries, grievance and performance management meetings
  • Act as contact for employees on a wide range of queries related to HR policies, procedures and benefits.
  • Deliver a seamless transactional HR service to the business - working closely with the wider teams throughout the business to further develop and optimise processes, policies and procedures.
  • Work in conjunction with the Finance Department on employee payroll related queries
  • Improve communications to enhance employee engagement
  • Develop and produce key data reports for the overall business
  • Assist the Head of HR and Senior HR Team in collating monthly KPI data and participate in feedback meetings for various initiatives.
  • Be a part of executing employee engagement programs (employee events- virtual/in-person, team meetings, etc.)
  • Working alongside the HR operations team to achieve departmental and company goals and ensuring the team delivers target outcomes.
  • Ensure that policies and processes have the required levels of compliance and report any that are not up to date with relevant legislation.
  • Assist in the completion of key compliance reporting across GDPR, Gender Pay Gap data and Equality Monitoring ensuring a fair and consistent approach across the business functions & locations.
  • Act as escalation point for ER matters being managed by Operations
  • Actioning the maternity, paternity, flexible working and family friend processes
  • Overseeing and action the retention and leaver process

The Ideal Candidate


  • CIPD Level 3 qualified
  • 1 year previous HR work experience in Northern Ireland
  • Knowledge of NI Employment Legislation
  • Experience in leading investigations, disciplinary, grievance and performance management cases.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Package
  • Strong experience working with data and reports
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Dedication and commitment
  • Committed to getting it right the first time
  • Sound understanding of good care principles
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Calm and patient
  • Ability to display empathy and understanding
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Good administrative skills

For further information on this HR Associate position, please contact Brett Wilson @ Vanrath in the strictest confidence or reach out on LinkedIn

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Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.