Careers at PSI

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) is a public body established in law to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of patients and the public by regulating pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland. The PSI’s Corporate Strategy 2021-2023 sets our development agenda with the central organisational goal of assuring trust in pharmacy through effective regulation.

We are proud of the work that we do and carrying out our role to the highest-standard in the public interest. We offer a friendly workplace that provides opportunities to contribute, learn and to develop professionally, and our team is committed to continuing to build a high-performing organisation, and a flexible and supportive working environment.

If you are interested in working with knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic colleagues with a passion for public service, we hope you will consider developing your career with us. PSI recruitment opportunities will be listed on this page and on LinkedIn.

Head of Practitioner Assurance

Reporting to the Registrar/Chief Officer, the Head of Practitioner Assurance will lead on delivering the system of assuring the quality and standard of the education and training provided to pharmacy students in Irish universities and of the system for overseeing the continuing professional development (CPD) of pharmacists. The postholder is also responsible for leadership of the fitness to practise and other processes in place to assure the public that pharmacists are safe to practise their profession. This role also involves responsibility for PSI’s internal legal affairs function.

Candidates must, on the closing date for receipt of applications: 

  • A relevant level 8 degree or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and/or a professional qualification
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience, ideally 15+ years
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in team management, ideally 5+ years
  • Substantial experience in at least one of the following areas:
  1. Healthcare professional education, training and ongoing development
  2. Public and administrative law

For more information about the role and the PSI, please download the candidate information booklet.

To apply, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and completed application form to recruitment@psi.ie before the closing date of 8 December 2021.

Regulatory Solicitor

Reporting to the Fitness-to-Practise and Legal Affairs Manager, the Regulatory Solicitor will primarily manage a caseload of Fitness-to-Practise inquiries arising from complaints against pharmacists and pharmacy owners and will support the completion of other regulatory and commercial legal work serviced by the in-house legal team.

Candidates must, on the closing date for receipt of applications: 

  • Be a qualified solicitor, admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland, and hold a practising certificate 
  • Have a minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience, of which at least 1 year relates to experience in public and administrative law and/or litigation 
  • Have strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work effectively under pressure, and ensure tasks are carried out within the required deadlines 

For more information about the role and the PSI, please download the candidate information booklet

To apply, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and completed application form to recruitment@psi.ie before the closing date of 6 December 2021.

Benefits of working with us

Our Values

The safety of the public is at the heart of everything we do and our values underpin how we work with each other and for others as we pursue the PSI’s commitment to assuring trust in pharmacy through effective regulation.

PSI Values

Our HR Strategy 2021-2023- Shaping our Future towards Betters Ways of Working is based on three strands:

  • People – Shaping Talent
  • Learning and Development – Shaping Competencies and Skills
  • Future of Work – Shaping the Workplace

PSI induction

It’s our objective to be a workplace of choice and to ensure that we continue to be a safe and caring employer (particularly in the context of COVID-19). We seek to be fair and flexible, while ensuring that the needs of the business are met. We have a staff-led Workplace Wellbeing Group to promote, communicate and support health and general wellbeing, and a forum for staff contribution to HR policies and initiatives.

PSI recognised for excellenceWe recognise the importance of quality in our work, both in terms of how we carry out our functions as well as how we formulate our strategies and how we interact with our stakeholders. In seeking to provide continued assurance in an evolving healthcare, regulatory and public sphere, the PSI is also committed to ongoing development and improvement. As part of this, the PSI was recognised for Excellence- 4 Stars under the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. Further information on quality development in the PSI, and our EFQM journey is available on this website.

Family

BuildingWe have a modern and bright office located at Fenian Street, Dublin 2. The building is centrally located with access to many public transport options. The PSI is conscious of its health and safety responsibilities and its environmental impact, and we have staff working group to promote the health, safety and sustainability agenda.

Read more about our organisation structure and current staff.

Application Process

Our recruitment process will include some or all of these stages:

Application process



Please follow the application process as outlined in the relevant job specification.

Job specifications as well as the PSI's data protection statement contain details about how we process applicant information.

The PSI is an equal opportunities employer.

As a regulator, the work we do provides a variety of interesting opportunities and we actively encourage people to broaden their experience through involvement in a range of projects and working groups, and to provide input and ideas on new and evolving work. We encourage people to build relationships and develop understanding of work across the organisation, as well as with external partners, so that we collaborate for successful, co-ordinated outcomes. If you are looking for something different, the PSI is an exciting place to be.