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

 

Recruit Prison Officer

The final Recruit Prison Officer intake for 2017 for Semester 1 of the Higher Certificate in Custodial Care commenced on 25 September 2017.  The following table outlines the provisional dates for commencement  of Semester 1 of the Higher Certificate in Custodial Care for Recruit Prison Officer intakes in 2018:

 

Irish Prison Service College, Portlaoise West Dublin Training Centre, Wheatfield
Group 1 / 2018 08 January 2018 16 February 2018 19 February 2018 06 April 2018
Group 2 / 2018 15 January 2018 23 February 2018 26 February 2018 13 April 2018
Group 3 / 2018 26 February 2018 13 April 2018 16 April 2018 25 May 2018
Group 4 / 2018 05 March 2018 20 April 2018 23 April 2018 01 Jun 2018

 

The first six weeks of training in Semester 1 will take place in the Irish Prison Service College, Portlaoise and the second six weeks of training will take place in our Training Centre in West Dublin, on the Wheatfield site.

– General recruitment –

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

 

Previous Recruitment Competitions (Competitions Closed).

Director of Finance, Estates and Central Procurement Unit and Director of Human Resources in the Irish Prison Service (closing date 15 September 2017) 
Temporary Prison Officer in the Irish Prison Service (open to retired prison staff) closing date 20 July 2017

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