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Head of Human Resources

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by Forde May No Comments

Head of Human Resources

Excellent Package

Location: Derry/Londonderry

Foyle Port is a fast growing organisation incorporating a Statutory Harbour Authority, an expanding harbour estate and property business, a specialist marine services division as well as a civil engineering and steel fabrication business.  Maintaining a £40million asset base the organisation has also attracted over £100 million of external investment to the region over the last fifteen years.  The total value of trade passing through the Port is estimated at £1 billion per annum which supports 20,000 farms in the North West and various local business sectors including the fuel/oil and construction industries.  Supporting an estimated 1000 jobs, the port plays an important role in the economy of the North West, as a major gateway and significant local employer.


Since 2013, the number of permanent employees has increased 75% to 75 employees and the average number of employees including casual employees is 100.  Employees are based across four trading divisions: Foyle Port; Foyle Marine Services; Foyle Consulting Engineers; and Foyle Engineering.  The organisation is currently supported by an HR Team of two: an HR Manager and an HR Officer.  Given the increasing scale of LPHC financially and the expanding employee numbers, the Port management has now determined that the Human Resources Function requires an experienced HR professional to head up the team and provide strong HR support to the organisation.  The successful candidate will play a critical role leading the organisational change process as we move towards our next strategic cycle.  This will be a senior role, integral to the Port Management Team and with a significant opportunity to progress through the organisation.


The Role

Human Resources Strategic Management


The Person


For an informal discussion call Gerry May at Forde May Consulting Ltd on 028 9062 8877, or to apply send a CV setting out how you meet the requirements to, quoting reference number 1676HHR.


Business Development Executive

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018 by Forde May No Comments

On behalf of our client, The Construction Employers Federation (CEF), we are recruiting a Business Development Executive.

Reporting to the Federation’s Assistant Director, with a dotted line to the Chief Executive, this is a senior role in one of NI’s most prestigious and well-known membership organisations. With a strong Board, high media profile and close connections with Government, CEF represents the interests of approximately 800 member companies, and are the certified representative body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

The Role

The Business Development Executive will focus on the acquisition and retention of members and partners, and you will lead on CEF initiatives that promote membership and the highly valuable range of services which drive customer satisfaction.

The Person

If you are a degree educated individual with a proven track record of experience in business development within the B2B environment and have an ability to build strong business relationships as well as having a well-developed business network and people management experience, this is an excellent opportunity to thrive in an award winning dynamic environment.


To discuss this role in complete confidence please telephone Gerry May on 90628877 or email your CV to by the closing date of Monday 9th July 2018.