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Human Resources Manager

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by Forde May No Comments

Human Resources Manager

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.  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.   To apply please request an information pack from Forde May Consulting by emailing

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st April 2019.  Please Quote reference number 1676HRM.

Non-Executive Directors/Trustees

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by Forde May No Comments

Non-Executive Directors/Trustees

Grand Opera House Trust

The Grand Opera House Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, set up with the objective of promoting, maintaining, improving and advancing the education of the public of Northern Ireland in the arts.  The Trust is governed by a Board of voluntary Trustees, who meet at least six times per year, and they seek to recruit four new Trustees to complement the existing Board.

The successful candidates must have a genuine interest in the cultural arts sector coupled with previous board level experience, whilst demonstrating a high level of personal and professional integrity and credibility.  The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a background in Human Resources Management or the Management and Maintenance of a Heritage Asset.

Applications should be made through the submission of a CV and detailed supporting statement, quoting ref no 1534NED before the closing date of Monday 25th March 2019.

Prior to submitting your CV we recommend that applicants familiarise themselves with the contents of the candidate information booklet, this will provide full details of the role, the person specification and the appointment process.  Copies of this booklet can be requested by contacting Forde May Consulting.  Please note that interviews with Forde May Consulting will take place w/c 1st & 8th April 2019.  Final meetings with the Grand Opera House Trust will take place on the 15th & 16th April 2019.