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HR Business Partner

Job Description

HR Business Partner
Senior Leadership Role
£42,000 - £50,000

VANRATH is delighted to be once again partnering with one of Northern Ireland's largest private sector employers, with the key appointment of a new HR Business Partner (Senior HR role) for their Ballymena site.

The HR Business Partner is a credible and proactive member of the Site Leadership Team, being accountable for designing and delivering a site-based HR plan (within budget) which is aligned to Group Strategic HR Plan and complex goals. This is a true business partnering post and has a leadership salary and benefits package to ensure the very best applicant is attracted and appointed.


  • Design, lead and drive HR plans within the site:
  • Achieve excellent employee relations.
  • Deliver effective employee engagement and participation.
  • Lead annual employee engagement survey to achieve target participation levels.
  • Facilitate Team Briefing and employee involvement.
  • Best in class communication processes and systems are established and implemented on the site.
  • Ensure all employees are legally allowed to work on site and trained and competent to fulfil their roles.
  • Adherence to all relevant company policies, legislation and customer protocols to ensure the highest standards are maintained in the ethical use of migrant labour.
  • Manage and lead site Union talks, works council and employee engagement.
  • Facilitate Team Briefing and employee involvement.
  • Delivery of effective IPR's to ensure that individual performance reviews are completed for everyone and that follow up action plans are delivered.
  • Plan and deliver site succession planning in conjunction with senior management to ensure the development of employees with potential for greater responsibility.
  • Advocate and champion Diversity within the site.
  • Lead on ensuring that Values are communicated and lived by our employees at all levels.
  • Achieve best in class standards of HR Excellence through HR Dashboard metrics - Management accountability will be achieved through the review and timely reporting of HR Dashboard measures with appropriate follow up actions undertaken.
  • Audit and review the paperwork and procedures to ensure that these are legally compliant and of the highest standard against SEDEX and other audit standards.

Full spec available upon request

The Successful Candidate

  • A passion for HR excellence, fully demonstrated by a proven track record in a previous organisation.
  • Minimum of 3 years previous HR Manager level experience within the manufacturing industry or able to demonstrate having a proven comparable HR record.
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualified.
  • Proven Unionised workforce experience (including leading union negotiations) and well-honed industrial relations / conflict resolution experience.
  • First Class communication skills
  • Have a proven track record of improving operational efficiencies through managing cost & people development.
  • Previous involvement in organisational change and restructuring to meet business needs, customer needs and desire for continuous improvement.

Full valid driving licence as occasional travel may be required.


A highly competitive base salary and car allowance to reflect the senior nature of the role.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and one of Northern Ireland's best known brands in a senior HR capacity.

For further information on this exciting HR Officer vacancy, please contact Jason Glenn via the link below 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.