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Job Title:  HR Advisor - 1 year fixed term

Req ID:  33904
Job Category:  Human Resources

Tullamore, OY, IE, Tullamore


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary


To provide customer focused, comprehensive and pragmatic HR advice and support to managers and employees in line within organisational policies, procedures and legal requirements.

  • To support the delivery of the HR Business Plan, in order to meet organisational HR objectives.
  • The HR Generalist partners with managers and employees at various levels to provide human resources support and solutions.
  • Will work in conjunction with senior human resources business partner of business group.



  • Recruiting – full lifecycle support.  May partner with central recruiting team to guide selection process with assigned areas.
  • Employee Relations/Performance Management – Consult/coach managers as they handle performance issues and talent development needs.  Directly handle Employee Relations issues, conduct investigations and recommend solutions. 
  • Support HR leadership team – HR research, project support, reporting/analytics, and champion HR initiatives.
  • Training – HR orientation, and  facilitate other HR training sessions as needed.
  • No direct reports, but will delegate tasks to others and oversee performance of HR support team.

Duties - cont'd

Functional Responsibilities:

  • To provide a dedicated HR generalist and advisory service to the Ireland region, in relation to absence and health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organisational change and the range of employment and employee relations matters.
  • To develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with the global HR team, Ireland site Managers, colleagues and union representatives, establishing professional credibility.

Duties - contd

Operational Responsibilities:

Provide HR advisory input into projects, change management programmes and working groups as required.

To oversee the preparation and issue of appropriate contractual documentation in relation to appointments, terminations and variations of employment including accurate and timely notification to payroll regarding pay changes.

To advise managers on recruitment and selection issues, including development of job descriptions, person specifications, selection processes and participating in interview panels when necessary.

To manage the Company’s Pension and VHI Group Schemes.

To act as a facilitator for Employee Forums.

To keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and human resources best practice, knowledge sharing within the team to ensure continuous development and improvement in the service offered. Identify and communicate these implications to Operational Management teams, as appropriate.

To run the site’s fortnightly payroll and associated payroll year end.

Duties - contd

Operational Responsibilities:

To ensure our HRIS system is an accurate and true reflection of our Ireland employee population

To lead on the management of casework, relating to sickness absence. This includes making recommendations, giving advice and support to managers, liaising with Occupational Health, case review meetings, and dismissal hearings.

To support the development and maintenance of a performance management culture within the business.  This includes developing managers’ skills in this area, leading on capability-related casework, and advising and guiding managers through the relevant policies.

Drafting and issuance of all HR related policies and handbooks, ensuring current legislation is met.

To lead and/or support on disciplinary and grievance casework, ensuring legislation, policy and best practice are followed and HR KPI’s are met.

To prepare regular and ad hoc information reports, to support continuous improvement in the management and monitoring of sickness absence and performance management. 

To support in the provision of a day-to-day Human Resources service to operational managers.

Education Degree

  • Associate's Degree in Human Resources

Required Experience


  • 2 years relevant HR experience with Bachelors Degree (human resources, or business related)
  • CIPD accredited
  • Recruiting, staffing, and employee relations experience.
  • Working knowledge of employment law, performance management practices, and employee relations practices.
  • Proficiency with HR systems 
  • Knowledge and application of current HR trends, best practices and compliance issues.
  • Ability to carry out instructions accurately.
  • Ability to follow procedures.
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Awareness of HR policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and customer care skills.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  33904
Job Category:  Human Resources

Tullamore, OY, IE, Tullamore

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