Human Resources Unit

Who we are

The Human Resources Unit is responsible for managing the human resources function for the Department’s administrative staff, the staff of the Inspectorate, the National Psychological Service and other professional/technical staff working in the Department, based in our three main offices and other local and regional office locations.

(Please note that for queries in relation to the terms and conditions of employment of Teachers/SNAs in Primary and Post Primary schools please contact Terms and Conditions Unit based in our Athlone office on (090) 648 3600)

What we do

  • Support our staff in performing to the best of their ability by:
  1. ensuring the optimum deployment of staff resources
  2. the efficient management of human resources functions and staff performance
  3. the provision of quality targeted training opportunities including on-the-job training and
  • Endeavour to support the protection of frontline services in education and seek efficiencies in work practices and processes, in line with the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020      and the overall Government Reform Agenda for the civil service
  • Ensuring a stable industrial relations environment through the effective management of employee relations
  • Providing an Employee Assistance Service and a Disability Liaison Officer service to staff of the Department
  • Management and organisation of the recruitment, appointment and deployment of the approved level of staffing resources for the Department
Engaging in workforce planning and shared services programmes so as to manage staffing levels effectively and to meet the changing needs of  the organisation in a cost efficient manner.


Main Office HR Unit Dublin


Department of Education and Skills, HR Unit, Marlborough Street,
Dublin 1.  D01 RC96
Phone: (01) 889 2138

HR Unit Athlone

Department of Education and Skills, 
HR Unit, Cornamaddy,
Athlone, County Westmeath.  N37 X659
Phone: (090) 648 3617

HR Unit Tullamore

Department of Education and Skills, HR Unit, Portlaoise Road,
Tullamore, County Offaly. R35 Y2N5

Phone: (057) 932 4313.

Staff Training and Development Unit

Department of Education and Skills, 
HR Unit, Cornamaddy,
Athlone, County Westmeath.  
Phone: (090) 648 4116


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