Career Breaks

Department of Health Circular S146/99 (16/3/84, 27/11/84, 26/8/87, 30/3/89, 7/11/90) and HSE HR Circular 010/2013 set out the provisions of the Career Break Scheme in the Health Service.  To view these Circulars, please click here

An employee can be granted a career break for any of the following reasons:

  • domestic reasons, e.g. child-rearing;
  • educational purposes, e.g. to attain a post-graduate qualification;
  • foreign travel.

Further details can be found in the Guidelines on HSE Terms and Conditions of Employment here