Ref 490 - HR Business Partner (Assistant Manager), G7 - People Operations

HR Business Partner, Grade 7 – People Operations                         Ref 490

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers.  It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.  SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.  

At SOLAS, we put the learner, employers and communities, which FET serves, at the heart of everything we do. Working with sister agencies, SOLAS leads actions in key policy and strategy documents including the most recent Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020 – 2024, the evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes (2019), the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the People Strategy 2020-2024 and others.

SOLAS is seeking to recruit the permanent position of HR Business Partner, People Team – Operations.

This position will report directly to the People Operations Manager. The successful candidate will support the effective delivery of SOLAS HR services in line with the SOLAS People Strategy, with specific focus on the areas of Employee Relations and Policy Development. The People Operations Team has the specific remit for end-to-end recruitment and selection processes, HR Administration, HR Information Systems, Policy Development and Administration, Workforce Planning, Employee Relations, and Industrial Relations. The HR Business Partner will lead out on specific projects as well as work in tandem with other members of the People Operations Team.

This is a permanent position for which the salary scale ranges from €67,573 to €85,513 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 35-hour week.  Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service. 

Castleforbes House, Dublin 1 is the base for the available position. SOLAS staff are currently required to work 2 days per week in the office, one on our anchor day (Wednesday) and another day decided at unit level.  

SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development. 

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 490, should be e-mailed to  

The closing date is 5pm, Monday 2nd October 2023

490 Role Specification 

SOLAS Competencies 

SOLAS Application form 

SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.