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Page updated 15 August 2022

The role of the HR Partner is similar to that of a local HR Manager. Their primary objective is to support organisational effectiveness by working strategically with management teams and individual staff managers, supporting them in dealing with organisational and individual challenges, and in developing proactive and planned staffing, employee relations and organisational strategies.

Typical HR Partner activities

Examples of the work your HR Partner carries out:

  • Project work including specific projects relating to strategy clarification,
  • integrated budget and staff planning,
  • Management and organisational structure reviews,
  • Staff engagement initiatives,
  • Change management.

HR Partners work closely with specialist HR colleagues in areas such as People & Organisational Development, Resourcing and Culture & Engagement to deliver excellent services to Schools and Units in pursuit of organisational effectiveness.

Contacting your HR Partner

HR Partners are also available to assist individual staff members who may require confidential guidance, advice or support. Because many issues that arise cross over between HR Partners and other specialist colleagues, it is not always clear who you should talk to. If your query relates to one of the topics below then you should first consult the relevant HR Policy before following up with the HR Helpdesk for clarification (if required). After that, you should discuss these topics with your Head of School / Unit before consulting your HR Partner.

Meet the team

HR Partners are part of the UCD HR team, but are each assigned to specific Colleges or VP Units to work as part of the senior management teams. HR Partners typically spend most of their time physically located in the College or Unit they support, ensuring their accessibility. Working as part of the management teams allows HR Partners to build a deep understanding of the operational and strategic challenges of the area and informs the best practice initiatives they can partner with the management teams in developing and implementing.

Meet the HR Partner team

Contact the HR Helpdesk

The HR Helpdesk is the primary point of contact for all your employment-related queries by email and telephone.  We are here to help you with any queries on employee benefits, terms & conditions and HR policies & procedures. If we can’t help you directly, we will refer your query to a HR specialist area.

All visitors to UCD HR, Roebuck offices should be by appointment only and arrangements to be made with specific HR staff members.

(opens in a new window)hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie

+ 353-1-716-4900

Roebuck Offices,
UCD Belfield Campus.

UCD Human Resources

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4900 | E: hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)