HR Graduate

Devenish Nutrition is a fast growing, innovative, international agri-food technology business, supplying innovative environmental, animal and human health solutions to the farm, feed and food industry internationally. Headquartered in Belfast, Devenish has five manufacturing sites in the UK and four in the United States, from where they supply innovative nutritional solutions and technical expertise to producers through the farm, feed and food industry in UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Mexico and the USA.

The Role

Reporting to the HR Business Partner the successful candidate will be self-motivated, reliable, highly organised and trustworthy. This role is fixed-term for six months. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Graduate to join an industry recognised and award-winning HR team (Irish News Awards, 2019 and NI CIPD Awards, 2020).

Duties for the role will be wide ranging, but will include:

  • Recruitment and Selection – responsible for the end-to-end recruitment process including:
    • Producing recruitment and onboarding documentation
    • Full coordination of applications and arranging interviews
  • Compliance:
    • Ensuring that current policies and procedures in relation to GDPR are being complied with across all HR activities
    • Support the preparation and collation of NI Equality reports
    • Ensuring that the correct Right to Work checks have been completed for all applicants including where applicable Settled Status for EU workers
    • Completing regular audits of the HR personnel files
  • HR System:
    • Responsible for updating the HR system on a weekly basis with new starters, leavers, employee changes, promotions and structural changes
    • First point of contact for general HR system queries
    • Producing HR reports on a weekly, monthly and ad hoc basis
    • Assisting the HR Advisor with annual system updates and changes
  • General HR Admin Support:
    • Handling highly confidential information in an honest and trustworthy manner
    • Assisting the HR team in building a great place to work and promoting company values
    • Providing admin support with regards to employee relations as required
    • Assisting with various HR projects including health and wellbeing initiatives, annual events, change initiatives etc. Assisting the HR communications
    • Undertake any other duties conducive with the effective operation of the post.

The right person for this role will:

  • Be able to work on their own initiative but also work collaboratively with others; a willingness to go the extra mile in pursuit of successful outcomes
  • Have a strong work ethic and proactive, problem solving attitude
  • Be flexible and adaptable

Essential Criteria:

  • A recent degree in HRM or CIPD Level 3
  • 5 GCSE's or equivalent (including Maths and English)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong administration and excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages
  • Good attendance, timekeeping & disciplinary record
  • Full driving licence and access to transport

Desirable Criteria:

Experience within a similar HR role

Salary and Benefits:

  • Graduate salary
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • 37.5 hrs per week
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan with access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Primarily based in Belfast with the option to work from home in line with current COVID guidelines
  • Internal training and development opportunities

For a full job description, please contact the HR team at

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please forward your CV and cover letter, indicating why you are suitable for this role to:

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th May at 5pm

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.