The Anne Sullivan Centre: HR Executive

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HR Executive


The Anne Sullivan Centre (ASC) currently provides residential, respite, day and outreach support and care to people who are deafblind throughout Ireland. We are a small organisation that provides intensive professional support to adults and children who are experiencing significant multi- sensory challenges. This necessitates a high level of specialised staff engagement with children and adults who often have extremely complex needs and experiences that are unique to this particular demographic of the population.


We continue Anne Sullivan’s legacy by empowering people who are deafblind to pursue meaningful, active and fulfilling lives. We do this by providing care, advocacy and support services in partnership with people who are deafblind, their families, statutory and non-statutory organisations and local communities.

Scope of responsibility

The HR Executive is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the HR function within the ASC ensuring best practise in the recruitment, management and engagement of all employees across the organisation.

Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the CEO and is part of the management team within the ASC

Key responsibilities

Recruitment & Selection

  • Drive the recruitment process including writing job descriptions, placing job advertisements, shortlisting candidates, scheduling interviews, interviewing and extending employment offers.
  • Administration tasks pertaining to all new hires e.g. garda vetting, reference checks, issuing of contracts.
  • Carry out new starter inductions.
  • Provide advice on recruitment and selection strategies.
  • Manage talent and succession planning.

Employee Relations

  • Drive the development and implementation of HR Projects such as Wellness@work Programmes, Inclusion & Diversity, Talent management and Talent Acquisition.
  • Manage complex employee relations caseloads including dispute resolutions, disciplinaries, grievances.
  • Coaching managers and team leaders in best practise HR and organisation knowledge evidencing appropriate decision making skills.
  • Develop HR policy and procedures to drive performance and mitigate disputes.
  • Communicate and implement learning and development policies.
  • Provide first line advice on current and existing benefits for employees and managers.
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Carry out exit interviews and provide analysis of feedback to the management team.


  • Maintain HR files and records ensuring compliance with GDPR, HIQA regulations and the Health Act.
  • Maintain annual leave and absence records (sick leave, force majeure etc) providing regular reports to the management team and highlighting any areas of concern.
  • Lead out on the management of time and attendance systems.
  • Administer payroll and payroll records and keep accounts appraised of any changes.
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes ensuring up to date with changes in legislation where necessary.
  • Support change management processes.

Education and Experience

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Relevant HR degree or equivalent.
  • Relevant CIPD Qualification.
  • Thorough knowledge of current employment legislation and its application.
  • Experience of HR systems.
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Key Qualities

  • Understand how to build and align culture.
  • Excellent communication and administration skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Flexible can do and adaptable attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Handling of sensitive information using discretion and confidentiality.
  • Team player and ability to work on own initiative as well as in a small, dedicated Management Team.

Employee Benefits

  • 23 day annual leave
  • Company pension with company contribution
  • Financial Assistance for further education relevant to position
  • Employee Living the Values Awards
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Flu vaccines.


Typical working hours are full time for 39 hours per week Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via email to by Friday 24th May @ 5pm.

The Anne Sullivan Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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Stillorgan, Co Dublin

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