Human Resources

Human Resources:

The Health Services are the largest employer in the state, with over 100,000 employees.  More than 67,000 of these employees are directly employed by the HSE, with the remainder being employed by agencies funded by the HSE.  Our staff play a vital role in addressing the many challenges in delivering health services across all settings in communities, hospitals and healthcare facilities.  National HR is committed to engaging, developing and valuing our workforce to deliver the best possible care and services to the people who depend on them. We know from evidence that staff who are valued, supported in their development and treated well improve patient care and overall performance.

National HR aims to make the HSE an Employer of Choice, and offers a wide range of challenging career opportunities that enable our staff to make an important contribution to the health services, to public service and to the lives of everyone living in Ireland.


Role and Function:

Our vision for healthcare as set out in the Corporate Plan, 2015 - 2017 is to put people at the heart of everything we do - we are committed to delivering high-quality safe healthcare to our service users, communities and the wider population. National HR has developed a Health Services People Strategy 2015-2017, Leaders in People Services which provides a cohesive framework to lead, manage and develop the contribution of all staff in an environment that is conducive to learning and wellbeing. It is also focused on the future needs of the service to meet the workforce demands to attract and retain high calibre staff.


More information on our core functions can be accessed here.


Who We Are/Structure:

Divisional Organisational Chart


Contact Details:


Link to contact details:

Title/ Area of Responsibility




National Director of Human Resources

Office of the National Director of HR, HSE, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Steevens' Lane, Dublin 8.

(01) 6352319

Assistant National Director HR, Corporate Employee Relations Service


Corporate Employee Relations Services, 63-64 Adelaide Rd., Dublin 2.

(01) 6626966

Assistant National Director HR, Workforce Planning, Analytics & Informatics

Workforce Planning, Analytics & Informatics HSE, Oak House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

(045) 880407


Assistant National Director HR, Leadership, Education & Talent Development

Leadership,Education & Development, HSE, 20-23 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.

(01) 8817038


Assistant National Director of HR - Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Lead


HSE Offices, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork.


(021) 4928567

Assistant National Director of HR - Shared Services Lead


HSE, Oak House, Millennium Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.


(045) 880410

Assistant National Director of HR - Hospital's Lead



HSE, Saimer Court, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

(071) 9822101/9822102


HR Lead - HR Communications and Improvements

Ms Catriona Mc Connellogue

Office of the National Director of HR, HSE, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Steevens' Lane, Dublin 8.


(01) 6352331

HR Lead - Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Lead

Ms Siobhan Patten

First Floor County Clinic, St. Conal’s Campus, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.


(074) 9109133

HR Lead - Staff Health and Wellbeing and Occupational Health

Office of the National Director of HR, HSE, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Steevens' Lane, Dublin 8.


Director of National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP)

NDTP, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Steevens' Lane, Dublin 8.

(01) 6352364 


HR Lead - Projects

Ms Hilary Dolan

Office of the National Director of HR, HSE, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Steevens' Lane, Dublin 8.

(01) 6352612


HR Lead - Employee Engagement

Ms Libby Kinneen

Nurses Home, Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Galway


(091) 775953


Decisions in relation to terms and conditions of employment are generally communicated by National HR by way of HSE Circular, once appropriate sanction has been granted by the HSE Leadership Team, the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  HSE HR Circulars are arranged according to the year of publication and can be accessed by clicking here.



Visit our Staff and Careers section for vacancies, resources and guidance for HSE staff.

  • Pay Scales:      The rates of pay, allowances and other pay-related conditions for HSE employees are as approved by the Department of Health. These pay rates are referred to as the Consolidated Payscales. The Department of Health issue new pay-scales to reflect changes as they arise.  The payscales set out the rates of pay for each grade and include incremental progression where applicable. Most HSE salaries are incremental and the number of increments is determined by the particular grade of the employee.  You can get information on pay by clicking here.
  • Jobs:    Use our job search to search for posts in Nursing, Medical, General Support and more. 
  • Online Payslips
  • Policies and Procedures:  All policies and procedures relating to employment with the HSE can be accessed here.
  • HR Forms:       A number of standardised HR Forms have now been developed for use by employees and these can be downloaded here.
  • Pension Estimator:      The Pension Estimator allows staff to calculate an estimate of pension benefits by entering details of service, salary, projected retirement date and work pattern from now to retirement.   Please click here for more information