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HR Officer

Ref No: FV/HRO/06/24

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 8th July 2024

We now wish to appoint a highly motivated Human Resources Officer with a proven ability to work on their own initiative who can add value to the Human Resources function within our business. The successful candidate will be based at our Head Office in Moira and will be required to travel to our other sites in Northern Ireland, Louth and Meath.

The Role: 

This key role within Fane Valley Group is aimed at driving business success by ensuring the wellbeing, training and development and performance management of our people.

Reporting to the Group Human Resources Manager, the successful candidate will provide a broad range of support and guidance to our Group businesses. The post holder will be familiar with relevant legislation with specialist knowledge of, and experience in, the areas of recruitment, retention, employee development, grievances and disciplinaries as well as employee engagement.

The Person:

  • Two years general HR Officer experience;
  • A third level qualification in a relevant discipline (i.e., Business Studies / Human Resource Management);
  • Knowledge of both NI and ROI employment legislation;
  • Experience of providing support and guidance to managers on employee relations, recruitment, company policy and procedure; including attendance management, performance management, disciplinary, grievance and health and well-being issues;
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions;
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels both verbal and written;
  • IT literate with experience in HR and time management software;
  • Be highly articulate and an organised multitasker;
  • Confident and engaging approach;
  • Ideally have CIPD membership;
  • It is desirable to have experience of working across a number of business sites and in a FMCG environment.

This is a group role; the successful candidate will be required to travel between our company sites therefore a driving licence and use of a car is essential.

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About Us

Fane Valley Co-operative is a progressive agri-food business based in Moira, Northern Ireland. Operating across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and Belgium the Co-op has interests in red meat processing (beef, lamb and edible offals), the production of beef dripping, fully integrated duck production & processing, porridge oats & breakfast cereal, animal feed manufacturing, agricultural supplies and the provision of agronomy and forage services.

Formed in 1903, Fane Valley remains 100% farmer owned. The business, which now employs 2,750 people, continues to grow through a strategy of organic growth and targeted acquisitions.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Fane Valley is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better