Recruitment


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

The Irish Prison Service offers career opportunities that are challenging and demanding yet rewarding. The following information is provided to assist you in determining if the role of a Recruit Prison Officer is suitable for you. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Some of the questions you may have about us…….

Information about Recruit Prison Officer role

Information about the Physical Competency Test

Current Recruitment:

Temporary Prison Officer in the Irish Prison Service (open to retired prison staff)

 The Irish Prison Service is currently recruiting for the position of Temporary Prison Officers to fill vacancies which may arise. This is a great opportunity to utilise the experience and expertise gained by retired Prison staff throughout their careers and would be of great benefit to the Irish Prison Service.

The appointment will be on the basis of, on average, not less than 19 hours per week (Monday to Friday).  If you would like to be considered for the position of Temporary Prison Officer, you should make contact as outlined below and we will forward you with an application form or you can print it down from our website. www.irishprisons.ie.  This recruitment phase is a short term measure pending the intake of the new Recruit Prison Officers in the IPS.

Please click here for the Information booklet

Previous Recruitment Competitions (Competitions Closed).

Senior Psychologist Grade 1 in the Irish Prison Service (competition closed 20 April 2017)

Assistant Psychologist in the Irish Prison Service (competition closed 24 March 2017)

Open Competition for Psychologist Grade II in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 15 December 2016)
Open Competition for Recruit Prison Officer (Competition closed 28 July 2016)
Open Competition for Prison Nurse in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 23 July 2015)
Open Competition for Prison Chaplain in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 11 June 2015)
Open Competition for Psychologist Grade II in the Irish Prison Service (Competition closed 25th September 2014)
Campus Governor Mountjoy Campus
Open Cometition for the position of Head of Irish Prison Service College (Governor III) – (Competition Closed 28 November 2013)
Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 1
Prison Administrative and Support Officer (PASO) Grade 2
Prison Administration and Support Officer Grade 3 (PASO3)
Employee and Industrial Relations Officer
Head of Psychology at the Irish Prison Service

 

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