As the Public Appointments Service, we are the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services across the Civil and Public Service. We are committed to providing a premier recruitment facility to our clients, including Government Departments, Agencies and Local Authorities, in order to successfully employ suitable candidates. Additionally, we deliver an effective gateway to identify suitable individuals for consideration by Ministers for appointment to State Boards.

We provide an open and transparent recruitment process to identify top-quality candidates for public sector roles, with a strong reputation for independent and merit-based selection. We are privileged to support the Irish Government and our clients to deliver high-quality public services through the recruitment of a diverse, highly talented and committed workforce that reflects the diversity of the society that it serves.

“We are committed to ensuring that our public service reflects the diversity of society that it serves”

Our work is guided by NUA, the Statement of Strategy for the Public Appointments Service covering the period 2020 to 2023. The NUA Strategy provides an ambitious plan and supporting framework to achieve the targets we have set ourselves which will ultimately lead to ensuring that we continuously deliver top-quality talent for the Irish public service. The strategy emphasises our commitment to supporting our staff, clients and candidates during these extraordinary times, facilitating remote working and delivering our recruitment services through digital channels.

Our Nua Strategy 2020 to 2023 is underpinned by three strategic priorities that will direct our activities towards 2023 and enable us to achieve our organisational objectives:

1. We are committed to delivering excellent recruitment services by enhancing our service delivery model and ensuring a customer-centric approach. We will do this by engaging new and diverse audiences, accelerating the optimisation of the latest technologies and new modes of communication, as well as continuing to build a culture of excellence based on our core values.

2. We will build on our unique position of recruiting for the public sector, and the insights it gives us, to provide an informed and evidence-based advisory function that will support the development of workplace-related public policy.

3. We will continue to develop our people, organisation, work practices and culture to optimise our ability to deliver high-quality services.

Download our NUA Strategy 2020 - 2023