We’re Recruiting

A Career in the Health and Safety Authority


If you’re looking for a role where you can make a real difference, a role with the potential for enormous personal satisfaction, then a career with the Health and Safety Authority might be for you.

We make a difference and we’re proud of what we do. Every day brings different challenges and opportunities.

If this sounds like something for you, then read on as you may be the right person to be an inspector with the Health and Safety Authority.

The roles in the Authority are as varied as our broad remit which covers all sectors of the economy and business types ranging from self-employed to multinational corporations. A large proportion of our staff work as inspectors in the areas of compliance, chemicals, policy development and market surveillance. Inspectors can have a broad role which will include many sectors such as construction, agriculture, manufacturing, biotech, pharma-chemical, healthcare and retail or be more specialised such as in chemicals (COMAH - Control of Major Accident Hazards involving Dangerous Substances).

Working as an Inspector you must be able to think strategically, identify underlying technical, scientific and health and safety issues. You will be an excellent communicator and able to engage at different levels with colleagues, site technical staff, workers, safety representatives and at the most senior levels within an organisation. You will be decisive and able to influence organisations to bring about improvements.

To be eligible for these roles you must have an honours degree (minimum of Level 8 NFQ) in a science, engineering or occupational safety and health discipline plus two years relevant experience. A full driving licence is required.

A detailed job description is available here.

For more information on the various roles of our inspectors click here.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday the 5th July 2017.

All applications must be made through our web portal. Click here to apply.