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Courts Service Recruitment

The Courts Service recruits under licence from the Commission for Public Service Appointments and all recruitment competitions are organised in compliance with guidelines set down by that body.

These can be viewed on line at www.cpsa.ie.

The Courts Service will advertise any vacancies with the Public Appointments Service.

The Public Appointments Service has a dedicated website for graduates

Current vacancies:


Head of Energy Resources (Assistant Principal Officer)

Applications are invited for the appointment as Head of Energy Resources in the Courts Service, Dublin.


The Courts Service environment is specialist and operational which requires a diverse range of skills and personal attributes to deliver the high quality of service expected by users.

Following the introduction of the Energy Efficiency Directive into Irish Law, as a public body, the Courts Service is required to play an exemplary role in regard to energy efficiency.  This includes energy audits, purchase/lease of buildings and government purchase.

The Courts Service has also identified energy efficiency and sustainable energy management as key organisational goals and has recognised the requirement to establish an “Energy Unit”, to be led by a “Head of Energy Resources”.

Working closely with the Head of Estate Management Unit and the Energy Performance Manager, the Head of Energy Resources will be responsible for the delivery of the strategic energy management programme across the Courts Service, with an initial focus of reaching the Courts Service 2020 energy efficiency targets and embedding a culture of sustainable energy management throughout the organisation.

Some of the key responsibilities and deliverables are as follows:

• Establish and lead the Courts Service Energy Unit team

• Lead the development and management of Courts Service energy management policy initially targeting the gap to reach 33% target for 2020

• Prepare and implement an energy efficiency strategy resulting in year on year improvements

• Commission manage and conduct SI 426 standard energy audits for the Courts Service buildings with particular emphasis on identifying energy efficiency improvements

• Develop and embed a culture of energy efficiency within the organisation


The Courts Service of Ireland


Smithfield, Dublin 7


• A degree in a relevant engineering, energy or related discipline is essential.

• A post graduate qualification in Energy Management or a related topic is desirable.

• Chartered status or professional membership of Engineers Ireland or similar.

• Non domestic BER assessor desirable.

• SEAI registered energy auditor.


• Minimum eight years post qualification experience including minimum three years in energy engineering or energy management.

• As the position requires travel across the jurisdiction a full drivers licence is essential

Information booklet

For more information on the role and application process is available from Lindsey Maidment 01 888 6055

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to careers@courts.ie

CLOSING DATE OF CAMPAIGN:  Tuesday, July 2nd at 16:00



Service Officer, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 

The Courts Service is seeking to fill a vacancy for Service Officer in Castlebar.Courthouse, The Mall, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Job Description

Service Officers are often the first point of contact for customers of the Courts Service. 

The person appointed will be expected to carry out such duties as:

» Reception and customer service

» Collection, sorting and delivery of internal and external mail

» Facilitate the smooth operation of reception areas, entrance gates or carparks

» Office Support Activities

» Active management and security of the Courthouse

» Active management of all mechanical systems of the Courthouse

» Other duties as requested by Line Manager

Personal Requirements

The applicant will be required to demonstrate that they have the following:

» have good communication skills – both oral and written

» be flexible and be capable of using own initiative

» have the ability to work well as part of a team

» be willing to take responsibility for tasks and complete work in a timely manner

» be thorough and conscientious

Given the nature of the work the applicant must be capable of manual work.

Pay (at January 2019):

Salary Scale: €424.71, €450.04, €459.59, €479.80, €497.84, €508.64, €521.28, €536.47, 562.45 [NMAX], €575.26 [LSI1]*, €595.73 [LSI2]**

Hours of Attendance: 43 hours 15 mins gross per week.


Persons interested in applying for this position are required to complete and submit APPLICATION FORM before 12 noon Friday 28th June 2019.

We will be shortlisting a number of candidates to be called for interview, based on relevant work experience and the requirements for the job.

A panel in order of merit will then be established from this competition. This panel will expire after a period of two years or when exhausted, whichever is the sooner.

Please email completed application form to westernro@courts.ie or post a typed form to;

Service Officer Competition,
Courts Service,
Western Regional Office,
The Mall,
Co. Mayo.

Closing date and time for receipt of applications 12 noon Friday 28th June 2019.

Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted.



*  & ** see item no. 3.3 in information booklet




Human Resources Directorate
The Courts Service, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Phone: +353 1 888 6095
Fax: +353 1 888 6090
Email: careers@courts.ie

Updated: 19 June 2019