Group Human Resource Manager Reference Number - 0123445567567
Location Airside Motor Park, Swords
Working Hours Full Time
Benefits See list of benefits below
Salary €70,000 per year
Closing Date 31/12/2023

About Us:

Bright Motor Group was founded in 1982 and is now one of Ireland’s leading Motor Retailers, representing some of the best-known vehicle brands including Ford, Hyundai, SEAT, CUPRA, Volkswagen Commercial, Citroen, Suzuki, Peugeot, Opel and DS Automobiles in the Dublin area.

We have 8 showrooms situated at Airside near Swords, a further 4 at Navan Road and our Bray dealership. Local management are supported by a central management function based at Airside.

As a result of our ongoing expansion and business growth, we are seeking to appoint a positive and motivated individual to manage the Group human resource function.

About the role

The Group HR Manager will be responsible for the human resource function for a multi-disciplinary team of more than 200 employees. Areas covered include recruitment, training, career development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, compliance, disciplinary and grievance issues.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop planning strategies with line managers based on immediate and long-term staff requirements.
  • Recruit staff after preparing job descriptions and terms of employment in coordination with line managers.
  • Shortlist applicants for interview using a variety of selection techniques and interview candidates.
  • Advise on remuneration packages and matters such as promotion and benefits.
  • Manage payroll function.
  • Maintain staff records using Group HR system, NaturalHR, and ensure that training records for all staff are kept up to date.
  • Interpret and advise on employment legislation.
  • Develop and implement policies on various workplace issues such as disciplinary procedures, absence management and equal opportunities.
  • Listen to grievances and implement disciplinary procedures.
  • Work with Manufacturers and Distributors to ensure that Dealer standards relating to staff and their employment conditions are maintained.
  • Health and Safety and GDPR compliance
  • Review attendance records and coordinate with line managers.
  • Administer Employee Assistance Programme to provide staff welfare support.
  • Prepare and design HR reports and provide key HR data insights and statistics including absenteeism, benefits, and retention data.
  • Update and further develop Employee Handbook.

Qualifications, Skills & Work Experience:

  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or equivalent professional body.
  • Experience working within an HR function with responsibility for in excess of 50 employees.
  • Knowledge of HR systems and processes including performance management, recruitment, onboarding and offboarding.
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Business awareness and commercial focus.
  • Leadership and strong management skills.
  • Technical competence.
  • Integrity and approachability.
  • Knowledge of Irish Employment law

What we offer in return:

This is a senior appointment and offers a salary package commensurate with the role including a very competitive basic salary plus company car, pension contribution, and a number of other benefits.

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Company car
  • 20 days basic holiday along with bank holidays
  • Additional days leave
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discount
  • Staff referral scheme
  • Continuing CPD training.

We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, especially underrepresented groups such as female applicants or applicants from ethnic minorities.

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