Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career opportunity within the Irish public health and social care services. If you are a person who is motivated, client focused and are interested in a rewarding career where you can make a positive difference, we are looking for you.
We are recruiting for the HSE, Tusla and many other publicly funded health and social care providers.
Who are we?
HBS Recruit is the service that recruits staff for the Irish public health and social care services, from advertisement to appointment stage. We recruit for the majority of roles, grades and disciplines of staff that support the delivery of health and social care services. This includes medical / dental, allied health professionals, nursing, other patient and client care, support staff and administration and management roles.
Overview of the Recruitment Process
For each recruitment campaign, there is a full Candidate Information Pack which explains in detail the role (job specification), how the particular recruitment campaign will operate, what you can expect and when it will happen. Each of our recruitment campaigns have a number of stages which are as follows:
1. On-Line Application Form
What do I need in order to complete the on-line application form?
- A computer/laptop/tablet with internet access
- A mobile telephone number and an email address (as this is how we will contact you)
Have you thought about where you want to work?
When you are completing the on-line application form you will be asked to choose where you want to work i.e. which geographical area(s) you would prefer to work in. It is important to have given this some thought as you can’t make changes after the closing date for the particular recruitment campaign you are applying for. More information on this is available in the Candidate Information Pack for the particular role you are applying for. Think carefully about where you would like to work before making your decision. We expect that the number of applicants will greatly exceed the number of opportunities that may arise. Therefore you should make your choice based on where you would most like to work rather than trying to guess where opportunities will occur.
Can I apply if I am a non EEA citizen?
As public service employers, we are committed to equal opportunities in line with current Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Work Permit requirements. Applications from non European Economic Area (EEA) citizens will only be considered in the event that an EEA citizen cannot be found to fill a vacancy. However, we welcome applications from holders of the following documents Work Visa, Work Permit, Work Authorisation. If you are a non EEA citizen you will be required to produce this additional documentation as part of the application process.
2. On-Line Assessment
All applicants who have successfully submitted an on-line application form will be invited to complete an on-line assessment. This is because we expect very high numbers of applications. This is to ensure that applicants displaying the highest level of necessary skills for the role move forward to the next stage of the recruitment process first. Nobody will fail the assessment. When you undertake the assessment you are allocated a score, those with the highest scores are called forward to the next stage. Lots more information on this is available in the Candidate Information Pack for the particular role you are applying for.
If you are interested in applying for a role and would like to see what the on-line assessment looks like, the sample assessment(s) below will give you an insight as to what you might expect.
For Assistant Staff Officer Grade IV Sample Assessments, click on the link below:
For Clerical Officer Grade III Sample Assessments click on the links below
If I apply will I have an opportunity to practice/familiarise myself with the on-line assessment?
Yes, everybody who submits a completed on line application form will be issued with a practice assessment before being issued with the actual on-line assessment. The practice assessment provides you with an opportunity to familiarise yourself with what the actual assessment will be like in terms of question types, formats and timings.
I have completed my on-line assessment what happens next?
Results (score) of your on-line assessment will be emailed to you after your assessment. Moving on to the next stage of the process is based on the outcome of assessment results.
3. Competency Based Application Form
From this point onwards, moving on to the next stage depends on assessment results and where vacancies (jobs) occur – e.g. Mayo, Wicklow, Dublin North etc. Applicants with the highest scores for the area(s) with vacancies will be issued with a competency based application form. Full information on how you will know and when you will know will be available in the Candidate Information Pack relevant to the particular role you are applying for.
Those of you who return a completed competency based application form and meet the qualifications required for the role (eligibility criteria) will be invited for interview. Your invitation will contain all the necessary information such as how you might best prepare, when and where your interview is etc. Full information on how you will know and when you will know will be available in the Candidate Information Pack relevant to particular role you are applying for.
How can I apply?
In order to apply for the role(s) listed below you must complete and submit the relevant on-line application form. When completing the on-line application form, we recommend that you complete the form using your laptop, tablet or desktop PC.
To support you through all stages of the process and to answer any questions you may have in relation to the particular role you are applying for, we provide a full description of what you can expect and when it will happen. You can find this information in the Candidate Information Pack which is available when you click on the role (job) link below.
The Candidate Information Pack, outlines the regulations under which the recruitment campaign will be run, what you are required to do, when you are required to do it, what the next steps are and what you might expect to happen.
NRS05303 Assistant Staff Officer Grade IV national recruitment campaign has closed for receipt of applications.
To access the Candidate Information Pack for NRS05303 Assistant Staff Officer, Grade IV, please click on the link below:
To access the Candidate Information Pack for NRS04696 Clerical Officer Grade III, please click on the link below:
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