Director of People & Culture

Director of People & Culture

Artemis Executive Search have been successfully retained by one of NI’s leading firms, the award-winning business headquartered in their state-of-the-art offices in Belfast. An innovative market leading company where the people & culture are at the forefront of every business decision and have won multiple awards for Best Place to Work, and Investors in People, along with continuous development programs in their onsite training academy.

Ideal Candidate:

My client is seeking an innovative and ambitious senior HR professional, with a keen eye for business improvement and driving transformational change to support the growth strategy of the business. An influential personality who can inspire staff at all levels and bring them on their new phase of development.

Key Responsibilities of Role:

Strategic HR Leadership

  • Work closely with the CEO and other executives to understand the business strategy and goals.
  • Translate business objectives into actionable HR strategies, ensuring that people-related initiatives directly contribute to the organisation’s success.
  • Build strong relationships with other leaders and departments, acting as a strategic partner in driving business success.
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate mid to long-term People and Organisational Development strategies.

Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

  • Oversee new recruitment and onboarding processes to attract and retain top talent.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies for talent acquisition, including employer branding and recruitment marketing.
  • Engage with local universities and schools building the brand.

Learning and Development:

  • Develop and implement employee training and development programs to enhance skills and capabilities.
  • Identify and nurture high-potential employees through emerging leaders’ program.

Succession Planning

  • Develop and implement succession planning strategies to identify and prepare future leaders.
  • Ensure a pipeline of talent is ready to fill key roles as needed.

Performance Management

  • Establish and manage performance management processes, including goal setting, regular feedback, and performance evaluations.
  • Implement systems to track and measure employee performance against key performance indicators.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Oversee the design and administration of competitive and fair compensation and benefits programs. Ensure that our total rewards strategy aligns with industry standards and supports employee motivation and retention.

HR Policy and Compliance:

  • Develop and update HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with global regulations.
  • Stay informed about changes in employment law and adjust policies accordingly.


What do we look for?

  • CIPD level 5 and above (ideally 7)
  • Developed, deliver and evaluate mid to long-term People and Organisational Development strategies.
  • Experience implementing a continuous Learning & Development culture both internally & externally.
  • Proven knowledge and hands on experience of implementing technical HR practice and employment law.
  • Presented and reported to board level.


To apply for this role please contact Adam Myles to discuss in the strictest confidence.

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