Prison Clerical Officer - Irish Prison Service

Category: Administration
Job Type: Full Time

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The Irish Prison Service is responsible for the provision of safe, secure and humane custody for those people committed to prison by the Courts. The operation of the Irish Prison Service involves significant amounts of vital administrative and support work.

Prison Clerical Officers (PCO) can fill many different roles across the spectrum of clerical, administrative and support duties. Since 2012, PCOs have fulfilled these roles across the IPS.

While the majority of vacancies arising are based in Dublin, some may arise in locations in other parts of the country.  Successful candidates will be required to undergo formal training at the Irish Prison Service College in Portlaoise for approximately 5 weeks. This will be a combination of classroom tuition at the Irish Prison Service College with job familiarisation at one of the IPS’s institutions.

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