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
There are currently no open recruitment competitions at present.
Recent Recruitment - All closed.
Recruitment - Prison Administration & Support Officer Grade 3 in the Irish Prison Service (Closed)
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is responsible for the safe and secure detention of persons in custody in establishments located throughout the country. For more information click here
Applications are now invited from people who are interested in becoming a PASO 3. Duties may include preparing profiles and daily discharges for the courts and hospital visits, processing transfers from other prisons, dealing with Garda requests, prisoner complaints and staff queries and maintaining files and databases.
While the majority of vacancies are based in Dublin, some may arise in locations in other parts of the country.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo formal training at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise for a duration of approximately 5 weeks.
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Head of Psychology at the Irish Prison Service (Closed)
The Head of Psychology will provide overall strategic direction and leadership to the Psychology Service and will be responsible for leading the future development of the Service.
The ideal candidate will:
Be eligible for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland and hold a relevant postgraduate professional qualification in psychology;
Have a proven record in leadership, decision-making and people management skills;
Have at least two years managerial experience in the field of psychology;
Have excellent professional knowledge and skills;
Have a clear understanding of evidence-based best practice in relation to psychological services for prisoners.
The post is based in the headquarters of the Irish Prison Service in Longford.
For more details and application forms go to www.publicjobs.ie.
The closing date for applications is 12 May 2016
Procurement Specialist (Closed)
The Irish Prison Service is seeking to recruit a Procurement Specialist (Higher Executive Officer equivalent level). Located at the IPS Headquarters in Longford, the Procurement Specialist will be a key member of the Central Procurement Unit.
The successful candidate from this competition will be appointed to serve in the headquarters of the Irish Prison Service in Longford.
The closing time and date for applications is 3.00 pm on Friday, 6 May 2016.
Assistant Psychologists (Closed)
The Irish Prison Service wishes to recruit a number of Assistant Psychologists on a fixed term, non-renewable contract of 12 months’ duration. Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for the posts.
The IPS’s Psychology Service provides mental health services to prisoners (coping with imprisonment, depression, anxiety etc) and helps offenders address factors that put them at risk of re-offending (anger, substance abuse, sexual and violent offending etc).
Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 1st April 2016.
Serious complaints Investigators. (Closed)
The Irish Prison Service invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for inclusion in a panel of investigators. The role of the Investigator will be:
• to undertake the investigation of complaints assigned to them including, where necessary, meeting with complainant(s), witnesses, the subject(s) of the complaint, reviewing all relevant documentation and evidence and preparation of investigation reports; and
• to provide comprehensive fi le records in relation to investigations carried out.
• The Category A Complaints procedures are managed by the IPS Operations Directorate
• The Inspector of Prisons maintains an oversight role of the system.
Employee and Industrial Relations Officer (Closed)
The Irish Prison Service is seeking an Employee and Industrial Relations Officer, a new fixed-term contract post at Principal Officer equivalent level. Located at the IPS Headquarters in Longford, the Employee and Industrial Relations Officer will be a key member of the senior management team of the Irish Prison Service and will be expected to contribute actively to the successful achievement of the Service’s strategic objectives. Read more
To read the Information book and download the application form click on the following links.