Please be advised that the window for applying for a current vacancy is two weeks from the date it is advertised and applications can be accepted at any time within this period. It is not recommended that applicants wait until the last day to complete their application as applications received after the closing date will not be accepted for any reason. If you are unsure about when the vacancy you wish to apply for is due to close you can find this at the bottom of the qualifications and particulars for that role which is available to download / view in current vacancies.
Why work in South Dublin County Council?
South Dublin County Council tries to attract and retain a talented and motivated people, from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who will take pride in their work and make a positive difference to the lives of citizens in South Dublin County.
By working as a staff member at South Dublin County Council you will be making your contribution to this county’s development as the best possible place in which to live, work and do business. As a staff member, you will be given a range of opportunities to positively engage with citizens, businesses and communities to make a positive impact upon their daily lives.
South Dublin County Council is a large urban local authority that provides a broad and diverse range of services to local communities. These services include housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, enterprise units, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, arts centres, community infrastructure, litter control, and financial supports. We support local economic and community development and serve as a platform for local democracy and engagement. As a staff member, you will become a valued member of our teams of an overall organisation of 1,200 staff. There are excellent career opportunities available in a wide range of administrative, professional, creative, technical, craft and general services roles.
Employees are provided with opportunities to learn, develop and grow through staff mobility and career development, a comprehensive training and development programme and the provision of financial assistance to staff undertaking further education.
The Council recognises the importance of work life balance and supports family friendly initiatives such as flexi-time, work-sharing, paid maternity leave (and the newly introduced paternity leave) as well as generous annual leave allowances. There are Crèche facilities on site, a subsidised canteen and free staff parking.
The well-being of employees is a priority for the Council so we provide free annual health checks, flu inoculation, eyesight testing, a confidential Staff Welfare Service, and a range of ongoing health and well-being initiatives throughout the year. Employees can join the Staff Social Club, Credit Union, Golf Society, Hill-Walking Club, LGBTQ+ Staff Network and take part in the numerous social events organised. Staff may also avail of tax saver schemes such as cycle to work and a bus or Luas travel pass.
South Dublin County Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy is available below