Senior HR Associate

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1321

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

An experienced HR Generalist with a sense of gravitas and maturity is required for a financial services organisation based in the DIFC. This is a new position and will support the Vice President of HR & Administration to manage a period of internal growth, develop new HR initiatives and maintain all HR protocols and legal obligations for the future.

Constantly evolving, this role requires a motivated and engaged individual who is highly capable of reviewing all current HR protocols and seeking improvements to minimizing skills gaps within the team. Encompassing operations, administrative support, finance, investments and the senior team across all nationalities, the employees are a highly diverse and collaborative team. It is expected that the Senior HR Associate will be an excellent communicator and continue to further develop the workforce into the future through employee engagement, development and maintenance of policies and procedures, learning and development strategy, rewards and compensation review and see the business beyond just the day-to-day HR function.

Working very closely with the Vice President of HR & Administration you will act as the “eyes and ears” of the business and provide statistical evidence to support the changes you wish to make via analytical reports, PowerPoint presentations and an exceptionally high attention to detail. As the business continues to grow, you will develop a talent pool of both active and passive candidates, provide industry and competitor analysis and manage key relationships with staffing agencies to ensure the company continues to gain highly skilled employees and becomes an employer of choice within the financial services industry. Acting as a HR ambassador for the company, you will be constantly reviewing and developing the HR agenda for the future development of the organisation and adding overall value through a robust framework and a highly active approach and industry acumen.


In order to be successful in obtaining this fantastic new challenge it is expected that you will have a minimum of 5 years HR Generalist experience, preferably within the professional services sector. Those with a relevant HR qualification including CIPD are highly advantageous and you should be exceptionally hard working and pro-active. High attention to detail with strong communication and a people centric attitude are all essential elements of this Senior HR Associate position.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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