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HR Operations Manager

  • Neg.
  • Dublin 2
  • Permanent

Link Personnel have been instructed by our client, a Top Tier Law Firm, on a vacancy for a HR Operations Manager vacancy.  This is a key HR operational management and strategic role with scope for development. This role will manage a team and will report into their Chief People Officer in a supportive and inclusive environment. If you have previous people management experience with extensive HR Operations hands-on experience in a professional services environment with over 800 employees and are looking to take the next step in your career, then this is the role for you.  Call us on 01 8456312 for details

Excellent Salary depending on experience

Benefits:  Pension, Bonus, Healthcare, Hybrid Working, Career Progression, Full Gym & Wellness Programme, 25 Days AL

The Role:

HR Operations Team Leadership:

  • Manage, develop and motivate a team of HR professionals to provide an efficient and professional service to the firm on all HR processes and employee life cycle related matters.
  • Set clear responsibilities and objectives within the HR Operations Team and ensure resources and budget in place to enable effective delivery.

HR Systems and Employee Lifecycle Support:

  • Build strategical alignment with the People Strategy and HRLT priorities to ensure we have fit for purposes policies, procedures and service delivery systems in place.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key firm stakeholders and ensure service continuity is maintained in addition to managing cross-functional collaboration with other business services functions to enhance service delivery.
  • Ensure that HR policies and practices are pragmatic, user friendly and meet the needs of both the Firm and our people.
  • Ensure systems in place to support key people lifecycle process such as: Resource Planning; Performance Management, Reward & Compensation Planning, Employee Relations.
  • Lead the delivery of exceptional experiences by ensuring the team is meeting SLA’s and following case management best practices.

Systems, Data & Analytics:

  • Build standards for improvements for identifying and collation of HR data consolidating results and insights across the broader HR Team to build a holistic and inclusive communication narrative.
  • Identify HR system capability needs and ensure our HR system is fit for purpose to support the HR team and the business.
  • Overseeing data for reporting in compensation surveys and analysing their results to determine their impact.

Collaboration across HR Team:

  • Actively participate as a member of the HRLT and collaborate with HRBPs and Talent Acquisition Team to shape and implement HR Strategy, Policies and Procedures.
  • In line with the HRLT support key strategic change projects and programs involving multiple stakeholders with significant strategic and budgetary impact.


  • Manage the payroll function to ensure that staff salaries and benefits are processed and paid on time, accurately and in a tax compliant manner.
  • Manage the internal Payroll Executive, liaise with our outsource partner and review and sign-off the monthly payrolls and related control reports prior to processing – including any BIK and shadow payroll obligations.
  • Adopt a continuous improvement approach to reviewing, standardising and simplifying payroll processes and procedures will be a core element of this aspect of the role.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise


  • Degree preferably in Human Resources or a related area and be a member/qualified with CIPD.
  • 5-6 years’ experience in a relevant Operations / HRBP / Manager role within a professional services environment.
  • A significant track record of success in providing comprehensive HR support to relevant business units and key stakeholders within an organisation.
  • Experience of managing, developing and motivating a HR professional service operations team.
  • Experience of playing a lead role in organisation wide projects/initiatives.
  • Experience of using and ideally developing and implementing current and future HR Systems.
  • Strong understanding of HR policies, standards and procedures.
  • Experience managing a payroll.
  • Creative problem solving with a focus on continuous improvement and compliance management.
  •  Client centric mindset with a focus on collaboration operational excellence.


  • IPASS qualification.

If this HR Operations Manager Vacancy sounds like you, call 01 8456312 for details.

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