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Head of HR - Lunn's Jewellers

Posted 21/09/2023




Human Resources & Personnel

Job Description

Head of HR - Lunn's Jewellers - Belfast

MCS Group is thrilled to be exclusively working in partnership with Lunn's Jewellers, Northern Ireland's leading Jewellers, as they wish to appoint a Head of HR on a permanent basis.

This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join a household name in Northern Ireland, a true local success story, who are going through an exciting period of growth. This is a role committed to ensuring people at the heart of the business are equipped and offered every opportunity to develop their full potential.

About Lunn's Jewellers

Lunn's Jewellers, located in Queen's Arcade Belfast since it was founded in 1954, has enjoyed a long-established reputation as Northern Ireland's leading jeweller. Over three generations, the brand has cultivated strong relationships with major international design houses and watch manufacturers. These specialist relationships allow the brand to offer an extensive range of unique fine jewellery, impressive watches, and inspiring gifts to suit every customer, occasion, and budget.

It is such an exciting time to join the brand, due to a recent expansion over the last 3 years, with Lunn's Jewellers now having showrooms in Victora Square and Shipquay Street, as well as several boutiques in Queen's Arcade, including Rolex, Tag Heuer, Gucci and Omega, just to name a few. Lunn's are a proud family business, with family values, meaning that people are right at the heart of the brand, playing an integral part in ensuring the continued success of the business. To succeed in Lunn's, it is important you have charisma, enthusiasm, and a customer-focused attitude, with the hunger to learn and cultivate new skills.

The Opportunity

The successful Head of HR will be commercially minded, leading and providing strategy on the people function for the entire company, playing a fundamental role in developing the company's culture, training and development and recruitment. The successful candidate will interact on a regular basis with various key internal stakeholders at all levels, ensuring the HR service they provide genuinely adds value to the business.

Supported by an HR Assistant, the Head of HR will liaise with the Executive Board, providing strategic counsel on all people matters. Due to a sustained growth over the past 3 years, there will be a key focus on organisation development and design, supporting key stakeholders across the business to drive change to meet future business needs, creating and embedding a world class company culture, ensuring it is aligned with the company's longer-term vision. This will include championing the development of company values, working in collaboration with the Colleague Voice Group to fully embed the values as part of the company culture.

Lunn's growth plans haven't stopped, with ambitious plans over the next few years, therefore, a huge part of the role will focus on people development across the company, ensuring employees at all levels are equipped to perform at the highest level, ultimately driving company growth. This will include taking the lead on the company's performance management framework, succession planning, talent management, HR information systems, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, training & development, and management development programmes.

Developing a highly attractive employee value proposition will be another incredibly important focus for the Head of HR, ensuring Lunn's are able to attract and retain to absolute best talent available in the market, with Lunn's being an employer of choice and recognised as a leading NI business to work for. The successful candidate will utilise employee feedback and data to do this, ensuring this data is used carefully when creating the best working environment and engaged culture.

The Person:

Essential criteria, applicants must possess:

  • Experienced as a strategic Senior HR Manager with several years leadership experience.
  • CIPD qualified and Degree qualified in Business, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Commercial acumen partnered with attention to the human element.
  • Previous experience of supporting businesses through growth, delivering transformational people programmes.
  • Excellent knowledge of NI employment legislation and regulations.
  • Passion for helping people constantly learn, grow, and develop.
  • Collaborative and able to build trust and respect with stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Hands-on experience with HR software and Microsoft 365 suite of programs.

What's on offer?

  • A highly competitive package
  • Private Healthcare
  • Belfast based car parking space
  • Staff discount on various products across the brand
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days, plus statutory days, as well as your birthday off
  • Opportunity to work a luxury, well recognised brand in Northern Ireland, going through an exciting period of growth
  • Consideration will be given to candidates seeking a 4 day week

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please forward an updated CV today. If you would like to discuss this incredible Head of HR position in more detail, please contact Ryan Calvert, Head of HR, Sales & Marketing at MCS Group on 02890 235456 |

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