Head of HR

Head of HR

Head of HR


In this pivotal Irish Lights role, the Head of HR reports directly to the Chief Executive and works closely with the SMT, managing a well-established and committed HR team and leading this unique organisation’s people and culture agenda.

Having responsibility for the operation of a critical, reliable, and technologically advanced navigation infrastructure for the maritime sector around the island of Ireland, that includes lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and electronic aids to navigation.  Irish Lights as seen recently on RTE media, has a team of approximately 120 staff, made up of wide variety of engineering, marine, technical, craftwork, corporate services, and support staff.

Working at Irish Lights is that rare opportunity to:

  • Directly contribute to the management and development of sites and services with an incredible history and legacy, at sites in the most spectacular and beautiful locations, as well as to be involved in supporting the ongoing programme of change that will also, in time, make history.
  • Implement a truly varied and interesting brief, working with staff whose work ensures maritime safety and importantly, saves lives.  
  • Work in an environment that is fully attuned to, and expert in, working with partnership with nature and to experience this directly as you will occasionally travel to work locations and sites nationally as required.
  • Implement a newly approved progressive Blended Working Policy.

As our Head of Human Resources, you will be joining Irish Lights at a very exciting time of ambitious and significant change.  This is an important, progressive and rewarding role, tasked with delivering our new HR strategy, developing organisational capabilities, as well as attracting, developing, and retaining new and existing talent.

This role will be a hybrid role based at the state-of-the-art Head Quarters based at Dun Laoghaire Pier, where parking is available, and the offices are adjacent to Dun Laoghaire Dart and train station.      

Irish Lights has engaged the services of HRM Executive Search to manage this recruitment campaign.

To discover more about this opportunity, or to request the Candidate Briefing Pack, please apply to clair.schindler@hrmrecruit.com or call 01-6321881/086 2150442 for a confidential discussion.