Careers with Fingal County Council

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Why work for Fingal County Council?

Fingal County Council serves an area of 452.sq km north of Dublin City, which spans rural, urban and suburban communities, and is home to several key elements of national and regional infrastructure, including Dublin Airport and the National Sports Campus.

Fingal has a thriving population of 296,214 which, according to the 2016 Census figures, is an increase of 8.1% since the last count. We also have the lowest average age in Ireland and also one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse counties.

The Council is responsible for the social, economic, infrastructural and cultural development of the county of Fingal.  We provide a wide range of services to our citizens including community and leisure facilities, housing, planning, environmental services, maintenance, water, transportation routes, and business support to name a few.

We are a dynamic and proactive local authority, rising to the challenges we face and finding new ways to ensure that Fingal is the place of choice in Ireland to live, work, visit and do business in.

Working for Fingal County Council will give you the opportunity to gain experience at the heart of local government and to make a real difference to our county. No matter what your role, you will play a vital part in achieving that ambition as a member of a committed team of almost 1,500 people.

 If you want to make a positive difference to Ireland’s youngest community then we want to hear from you.


"We are a dynamic and proactive local authority,"

What are the benefits?

At Fingal County Council we offer excellent benefits to our employees:

  • We’re committed to providing ongoing learning and development opportunities so you can develop to your full potential.
  • Employees are actively encouraged to pursue education opportunities through our Education Assistance Scheme.
  • A healthy work-life balance is important to us so we offer a comprehensive range of options such as flexible working hours, a variety of special leave options and a number of social clubs.
  • We offer comprehensive employee occupational health and wellbeing programme including an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), health screening, health and nutrition advice, and wellbeing talks.
  • All employees are members of a public service pension scheme. First time entrants to the public service will join the Single Public Service Pension Scheme.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to implementing equal opportunities in all our employment policies and procedures.
  • We offer paid maternity/adoptive leave and paternity leave.
  • We offer paid sick leave, in line with the public service sick leave scheme.
  • We support a range of other leave options including parental leave, carers’ leave, study leave and a shorter working year scheme.
  • You will be paid according to an incremental salary scale and we offer excellent career progression opportunities.
  • We provide access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and the Tax Saver Scheme, to reduce your commuting costs.