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Working in Clare County Council

Clare County Council/Comhairle Contae an Chláir is the authority responsible for Local Government in County Clare. The corporate headquarters are located at Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis and there are four Municipal Districts (Ennis, Shannon, Killaloe, and West Clare) which are supported through area offices in Ennis, Scarriff, Shannon, Ennistymon and Kilrush. There are 28 elected members, approximately 990 staff and an annual operating budget of €152 million in 2023.

Clare County Council provides a diverse range of services across a large geographic area. Key services areas include planning, Local Enterprise Office, community development, transportation, motor tax, water, environment, emergency services along with housing, libraries, and sports & amenities, property management, derelict sites, and vacant homes. These operations are supported by internal services which include ICT, corporate, finance and human resource functions.

A Day in the Life


Roles We Recruit For

• Administrative roles – for example: Business Advisor, Administrative Officer, Clerical Officer,

• Professional/Technical – for example: Engineers, Planners, Architects, Technicians, Quantity Surveyors

• Operational – for example: General Operatives, Firefighters, Litter Wardens, Traffic Wardens

• Seasonal – Senior Beach Lifeguards, Beach Lifeguards, Beach Operatives

Positions at senior managerial and senior professional levels are recruited by the Public Appointments Service on the Council’s behalf. Please see www.publicjobs.ie for positions at this level.

Please note that all local authority jobs, including national and sectoral vacancies, will be advertised on localgovernmentjobs.ie. The site will also be a hub providing information on the local authority recruitment process, the variety of roles available in the sector and the many benefits of working for a local authority.

What are the benefits of working for Clare County Council?

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

  • We are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to learn, develop and grow through staff mobility and career development and offer 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. Financial assistance and study leave may be provided.

  • A healthy work-life balance is important to us, so we offer a comprehensive range of options such as flexible working hours and a variety of special leave options. The Blended Working Model has also been introduced in Clare County Council.

  • Employees can join the Staff Social Club and can also take part in the numerous social events organised such as golf outings, cultural trips, sports activities etc.

  • We offer comprehensive employee occupational health and wellbeing programme including an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), health screening, health and nutrition advice, free flu inoculation, optical benefit scheme and host a number of wellbeing talks and initiatives throughout the year.

  • 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, paternity leave and paid sick leave, in line with the public service sick leave scheme. We also support a range of other leave options including parental leave, carers’ leave, study leave and a shorter working year scheme.

  • Work in a modern architectural building with progressive colleagues.

  • You will be paid according to an incremental salary scale with attractive renumeration, and we offer excellent career progression opportunities.

  • We provide access to the Cycle to Work Scheme.

Page last reviewed: 16/08/23

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