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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

Applications Development Project Lead (Higher Executive Officer)
Courts Service


The Applications Development Project Lead is a key management role in ICT and is integral to delivery of immediate projects such as developing further online capability in the Courts Service Online application and creation of a new web-site for the Courts Service.

The successful applicant will work as part of the ICT Unit Application Support and Development team with a key role of supporting the delivery of the programme of work. The successful applicant will manage and develop staff assigned to the team. The Applications Development Project Lead is responsible for collaborating with business and technology partners to lead projects and applications to deliver an optimal solution for the business.

The role includes managing support on existing applications and assisting as project lead on new ICT projects. As the Courts Service outsources all application development effort, the role includes assisting with the procurement process. This role will involve management of projects using multiple vendors, service providers and contractors to deliver the ICT solution. This role requires understanding the business requirements, planning and project management, the ability to track deliverables, identify opportunities for improvement and communicate effectively across functional business areas.

The successful candidate will require:

• Proven analytical and critical thinking skills to understand and diagnose issues, risks, business needs and manager expectations.

• Excellent organisational and planning skills. A key competency is the ability to handle multiple priorities with tight timeframes while also delivering a quality product.

• Leadership and people management skills, with an ability to inspire and enthuse other, ready to take the lead in ensuing projects delivered to expectation.


Smithfield, Dublin 7

Candidates must have:

• A relevant 3rd level qualification (FETAC Level 8) in a business or technology discipline

• 3 years project management experience in software applications and systems implementation

• Previous experience of managing third party vendors desirable

• Strong technical background with good understanding of IT technical concepts


Civil Service Higher Executive Officer Skills and Competencies are required.

Please also read the Information Booklet before applying.


16:00 on the 28th November 2018


This competition is being managed and can be applied through Lex Consultancy at the following link:








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: 13 November 2018