Why join the HSE

With over 130,000 employees, the HSE is the largest and one of the most progressive employers in the country where our teams are nurtured and supported to be the best that they can be.

In valuing our staff and in developing and nurturing their growth, we aim to enhance all our abilities to deliver safer better healthcare.

Staff benefits

As a member of our team you can enjoy:

  • Opportunities and funding for continuous professional development
  • Flexible working
  • Generous annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlements
  • Permanent contracts of employment
  • An attractive public service pension

Valuing our staff

We value the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff and have a number of initiatives in place to help people feel valued and rewarded in their roles.

This includes our Staff Health and Wellbeing Programme which strives to create a healthy workplace where people can thrive and develop.

The HSE Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a work-based support for staff, providing a counselling service to help them with issues that may be affecting their mental health.

Professional growth

We provide many opportunities to further your learning and to progress in your chosen field, including supports to enable you to enhance your professional qualifications with time off to study.
Working in the HSE you’ll also have access to our staff online training portal, our leadership academy, and our coaching programme.
Whether you’re at the start of your career or have already begun your journey, joining the HSE means your personal and professional development will be supported.

Employee experience

Our culture is driven by our values which are Care, Compassion, Trust and Learning which creates a positive environment for staff and improved experiences for patients and service users.

Every employee is valued and celebrated, where employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where discrimination in any form is not tolerated.

We value staff opinions and regularly seek feedback from our teams to provide a better experience for staff and patients