Vice President of People & Organisation
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Practice or Client:
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

The Organisation

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) is Ireland’s third technological university and home to 15,000 students and a staff complement of approximately 2,000, full-time and part-time, across seven campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Thurles, Clonmel, and Ennis.

Established on October 1, 2021, TUS has a strong regional focus and is a key driver of development and investment across the Midlands and Midwest. The new networked university, linked by the river Shannon, borders on almost half of Ireland’s 26 counties and will provide unprecedented levels of access to higher education. In February 2024 TUS became a QS* 5 Star university, having achieved the highest possible number of stars to become one of the top-rated universities in the world.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to lead the strategy, operational planning and managing of the Human Resources operations, activities, programmes and staff, including the EDI and Transformation and Change functions. This will be achieved through alignment of processes that will improve the employee experience through the HR lifecycle while maximising technology and systems enablement. The role will also demonstrate a professional and engaging style and facilitate effective communications and relationships with colleagues across the organisation.

Reporting to the President or their designated nominee, the position requires a collaborative and supportive approach to the development of services and processes, embracing continuous quality improvement and the implementation of changes necessary to achieve organisational objectives and alignment.

Further Information

For further information visit

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.


Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available at and must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the role of Vice President of People & Organisation and why you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and;
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of TUS

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to TUS

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday, 20th May 2024

TUS is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

Qualification Level:
NFQ Level 9 / 10
Required Experience:

The Person

The successful candidate will have clear evidence of developing and implementing HR & Organisation Development Strategy, as well as strong Industrial Relations / Employee Relations experience. They will also have demonstrable experience in the implementation and use of HR Technologies and experience of change management and sectoral experience.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate evidence of:

  • Postgraduate qualification in HR, organisational development, or other relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years HR experience operating at senior level
  • Experience developing and implementing HR & organisation development strategy
  • Strong industrial relations / employee relations experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the implementation and use of HR technologies
  • Change management experience

Desirable Requirements

The successful candidate may demonstrate evidence of:

  • Relevant sectoral experience
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to identify solutions.
  • A positive, enthusiastic, flexible and proactive approach to work allied with an ability to deliver.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads and to cope with conflicting demands
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