Human Resources Manager

Job Title: HR Manager

Reporting to: General Manager

Hours: Full Time (Negotiable)

Salary: £45k – £50K (depending on experience)



Mc Shane Packaging is an industry leader in developing innovative sustainable packaging solutions. A family owned and operated business, established since 1996, Mc Shane Packaging has been offering packaging solutions which meet current market trends, where consumers are seeking convenience, sustainability, and affordable products in a wide variety of formats.  To continue to support our growth we are seeking a HR Manager to join our team, working from our Head office based in Armagh.


The HR Manager will work closely with the Directors and Senior Leadership Team to deliver an effective human resource service to the business. You will provide strategic advice, guidance, and hands on support to the management team on all people matters as well as delivering creative solutions on all people related issues.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to inform and shape the HR function, integrating policies and procedures, driving continuous improvement, HR best practice and contributing to an enhanced employee experience.

Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for managing all day-to-day HR issues within a production environment of approx. 40 staff members. fostering a culture of inclusivity.
  • A proactive, hands-on approach to ensure all areas of the HR function are being developed and implemented in a planned and structured manner.
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are maintained through active resource planning, sourcing and recruitment of all production and support staff.  This will include extensive use of online recruitment platforms including social media, to design and place advertisements, shortlisting and selecting candidates.
  • Meeting all statutory and regulatory compliance standards, including Completing monitoring returns to Equality Commission NI and appropriate candidate checks.
  • Responsible for the development, preparation, and completion of documents to support the recruitment and onboarding processes, to include up to date job descriptions and person specifications.
  • Designing and delivering a comprehensive induction to all new staff members, to include HR Policies, procedures and payroll information and ensure all employees are effectively and efficiently onboarded.
  • Supporting the administration of the payroll process.
  • Proactively manage employee issues, such as absenteeism and timekeeping; conducting return to work and absence review meetings.
  • Have full responsibility for all employee relations matters, including dispute resolutions, performance management grievances and misconduct matters.
  • Develop and implement an effective performance management process and support/complete performance reviews with all staff.
  • Be an EDI champion for the business, promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of Mc Shane Packaging.
  • Review and update essential employment documents in line with legislative changes and business needs, for example, contracts of employment, policies, and the Employee Handbook.
  • Manage the training & development needs for all staff members to build capability.
  • Carry out training on an on-going basis in relation to HR related topics, initiatives, and plans.
  • Manage talent development and succession planning for current and future key roles and oversee the implementation of the same.
  • Preparation of monthly reports to the management team, with timely and accurate analysis, including any employment law updates affecting the business.


Person Specification:


  • 3rd Level qualification in a HR or a business-related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ HR Generalist/management experience ideally within a small to medium size business.
  • Hold a CIPD qualification, (CIPD level 5)
  • In depth knowledge of NI employment law and able to demonstrate the practical application of it to proactively resolve employee relations issues.
  • Experience of actively resourcing and recruiting staff within a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent IT skills-experience of using a variety of computer software packages and be fully conversant with MS Office suite.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.


Personal Attributes & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work independently, make own decisions and to put forward ideas and recommendations.
  • The ability to function in a multi-task environment, with excellent organisation and time management skills, to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to understand and work in accordance with Company ethos and value base.
  • The ability to work collaboratively, building effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Invest in your personal learning and development.


What you will get in return:

  • An inclusive and supportive working environment.
  • Opportunities to develop your professional career.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • 28 days holidays
  • Working in modern, state of the art head office.
  • We are open to flexible working hours/condensed hours to meet the needs of the candidate, in line with the business needs.


To apply: please submit an up-to-date CV on or before 5.00pm Friday 8th March 2024 to:



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