Generally, the Irish Prison Service works with the Public Appointments Service to recruit staff to the Service. Employment opportunities will be advertised on this website and on the Public Appointments Service website: www.publicjobs.ie
Open Competition for Psychologist Grade II in the Irish Prison Service
The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the safe and secure detention of persons in custody in establishments located throughout the country.
The Psychology Service forms part of the Care & Rehabilitation Directorate of the Irish Prison Service and applies psychological research, principles and skills to the needs of the Directorate.
For eligibility requirements and how to apply please refer to the Information Pack on
The ideal candidate will be experienced in working therapeutically with individuals clients/offenders. You will have strong interpersonal, communication and team working skills.
The closing date for receipt of application for this post is Thursday 25th September 2014.
Recent Recruitment Competitions (Competitions Closed).
Campus Governor Mountjoy Campus
To view the details of this competition click here
This is a position at the most senior operational level in the Irish Prison Service. The Mountjoy campus is comprised of Mountjoy Prison, St Patrick’s Institution, The Training Unit and The Dochas Centre.
The person appointed will be a key member of the Prison Service management team and will be expected to contribute at a strategic level to the achievements of the Prison Service’s goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Exceptional management and organisational ability at a senior level in a major public or private sector environment and have a proven record of significant achievement in their career to date;
• Experience in the successful management and implementation of organisational change programmes;
• Proven capacity to operate effectively within a high pressure work environment;
• Sound judgement, problem solving and decision making skills.
Open Competition for the position of Head of Irish Prison Service College (Governor III) - Closing Date 28 November 2013
The position of Irish Prison Service Head of IPS College (Governor III) was advertised by the Public Appointments Service and had a closing date of 28 November 2013.
Applications were sought for the position of Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 1 posts and the position of Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 2 posts in the Irish Prison Service (IPS).
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is responsible for the provision of safe, secure, humane custody for those people committed to prison by the Courts It is a key component in our countries criminal justice system ensuring safer community life. The operation of the Prison Service involves significant amounts of vital administrative and support work. Employees in the Irish Prison Service are civil servants. However, the Prison Service is a unique environment and of necessity some aspects of the terms and conditions of the Prison Administration and Support Officer 1 Grade (PASO1) and Prison Administration and Support Officer 2 Grade (PASO2) will be different from those of other civil servants. Full details of the terms and conditions are set out in the attachments which can be accessed by clicking the links provided below.
In March 2012, the Prison service began the recruitment process for Prison Administration and Support Officer Grade 3 (PASO3), to facilitate the redeployment of the staff engaged in clerical work back to core prison service duties.
Following the recruitment campaign the first class of Prison Administration and Support Officer Grade 3 (PASO3) commenced training in the Irish Prison Service in September 2012.