Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland are looking for a Human Resources Manager to fill a temporary position in Dublin.

Job Ref –HRM0424

Temporary contract

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Human Resources Manager provides leadership to the HR Team ensuring that high quality services are delivered in line with the YAP ethos. The successful candidate will manage the recruitment and HR functions within YAP Ireland and ensure that they are operating effectively and that we are compliant with all legislative and regulatory requirements. You will be part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and play a key role in supporting and implementing the Strategic Plan within your team. You will be involved in HR support decision making, supporting the Executive, the Senior Management team and other managers across the organisation.   

Specific Tasks include:

1. Actively participate in and work with the Senior Management Teams to achieve the organisation’s Strategic Goals.

2. Manage and develop Human Resources Team and HR function to ensure that relevant resources and skills are in place to support growth.

3. Own and drive the recruitment of new employees into the YAP Ireland team, including advertising, processing applications, scheduling interviews, screening, induction, performance management and probation.

4. Develop, refine and review organisational policies, procedures and documentation.

5. Ensure best practice is adhered to in areas of HR/People management and health and safety across the organisation in collaboration with Director of Operations and other senior managers.

6. Provide regular, relevant and accurate HR and Recruitment reports to the Executive and SMT to help make informed decisions and understand risks.

7. Manage and develop training and development to meet the needs of the organisation.

8. Oversee the processing, integrity and accuracy of employee information in line with GDPR.

9. Work with internal teams to streamline and implement systems that will improve efficiencies across the organisation.

10. Provide Day to day office management.

11. Deputise for the Director of Operations as required


Essential: (Essential) Diploma / Degree in Human Resources or related field

At least 3 years previous experience in coordinating the Human Resources & Recruitment functions for a medium to large sized organization.

Desirable: 2-3 years’ experience of managing a team 

Recognized Qualification in Leadership, Supervision or Management

Skills (Essential)

• Exemplary communication and Leadership skills

• Excellent organisational skills

• Excellent time and change management skills

• Ability to be creative, innovative, and dynamic

• Ability to prioritize tasks and meet targets set

• Ability to motivate and lead staff


Download a Job Description and Person Specification here

To apply for this position in line with the Job Description and Person Specification,

Please fill out the Online Application Form here

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Monday 27th May at 5pm

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th May

Please note, if invited to interview you must be available to attend during this time in person in Dublin. Only completed applications will be accepted, CV’s will NOT be accepted.

If you encounter any difficulty, please email info@yapireland.ie


The training and experience gained by Advocates through employment with YAP Ireland has long-term beneficial outcomes for you and your communities.