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Position Description

HR Administrator
Location Brown Thomas, Galway
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Brown Thomas Galway is currently looking to recruit a HR professional on a 30 hour fixed term contract basis.

The People Support function is responsible for the delivery of a full range of Human Resources and Team Engagement including:

  • Recruitment and selection of all new team members; ranging from posting vacancies and managing the application process through the Companies recruitment system to fielding applications to the relevant managers and assisting with interviewing and selection
  • Acting as the front line contact for all general HR queries throughout the store
  • Administration duties will form a major part of the role including maintenance of the HR filing and information systems for new team members, leavers and absentees to ensure compliance with HR audit criteria.
  • Supporting the wider People team by driving the People agenda and coordinating projects



Supporting recruitment activities including:

  • Advertising positions
  • Coordinating and conducting Interviews for wide variety of roles with support from store management
  • Agreeing recruitment with concession/cosmetic companies where appropriate
  • Organising recruitment with a particular focus on peak recruitment intake project
  • Screening Applications
  • Coordinating and tracking all applications
  • Making offers of employment and drafting contracts accordingly


  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of bi-weekly and monthly payroll
  • Reviewing and ensuring accuracy of approved timesheets, tracking and monitoring updates
  • Administration of the electronic timekeeping system, ensuring valid data transfers to central payroll department
  • Establish/maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis for payroll purposes
  • Amend payroll queries through the Time & Attendance system and payroll shared folders for missing or incorrect hours, commission, tax issues etc.
  • Payroll forecasting to ascertain future spending targets and budgets
  • Authorisation of payroll invoices and creation of debit notes where applicable
  • Accruing for payroll purposes based on incoming invoices from cosmetic companies with which there is a cost share in place
  • Processing leavers documentation in timely fashion to comply with audit guidelines
  • Responsible for processing of commission
  • Responsible for processing of concession and cosmetic house commissions
  • Issue bi-weekly & monthly payslips
  • Enters manual sign ins into HR system


  • Supporting training activities across the store
  • Coordinating and supporting the Retail Trainer with induction training for own buy/concession/cosmetic companies
  • Administration of the online manual handling training for induction and refresher training
  • Ensuring all paperwork associated with Induction is completed and returned for audit compliance at each induction.
  • Management and maintenance of HR System

Brand and Concession Partner relationships

  • Concession contact point for first line employment queries
  • Ensuring Vendor Agreements are in place for all relevant roles and processed appropriately
  • Driving a culture of audit compliance and best practice HR standards with concession partners



  • Proven experience in a relevant high volume administrative role, with a strong focus on compliance and customer service
  • Knowledge of relevant HR policies and procedures and best practice with past experience in the field of HR.
  • A qualification in human resources or a relevant area is desirable; alternatively, the relevant experience is essential

Technical Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Excellent working knowledge of HR systems, in particular Core HR
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills with excellent attention to detail and consistent standards when dealing with high volumes of data and administration

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, confident and respectful
  • Adaptable yet service orientated with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Highly organised and able to manage more than one project at a time
  • A role model of the Brown Thomas People Values with a keen interest in HR best practice and innovation, always looking for the next opportunity to enhance the reputation and distinctiveness of our brand


Our City Centre based Store is close to all forms of transport and surrounded by many shops, parks and beautiful restaurants.

Team discount is offered to all team members across Brown Thomas, Arnotts and our Concession partners

Wellbeing initiatives; EAP Scheme, Tax Saver Commuter, Bike to Work, Local Discounts

Sports & Social Club

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