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 are listed on this page and on LinkedIn as they arise. 

We currently have two vacancies advertised:

Programme Delivery and Innovation Manager

We are recruiting for a Programme Delivery and Innovation Manager (Assistant Principal) who will oversee the management of strategic projects, within the context of our strategic and annual service planning cycles, and ensure that these are adequately planned, resourced, monitored and prioritised in line with organisational objectives. The role holder will work within the newly established Programme Delivery function at the PSI. The role will also be responsible for advancing organisational thinking and strategy on innovation and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Leadership Team, managers, functional leads and vendors to execute organisation-wide strategic and transformative initiatives aimed at achieving the PSI’s strategic and developmental objectives and positioning the organisation for the future.

Key requirements for the role:

  • A level 8 degree or equivalent qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications in an area relevant to the role. 
  • Accredited Project Management Qualification (PMP, PRINCE2, Scrum, Agile etc.) 
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant management experience with substantial people management experience. 
  • At least five years’ experience in roles involving a substantial degree of experience in some or all elements involved in this role, such as project management, digital transformation, change management, process improvement and a successful track record on leading out on innovation initiatives. 
  • Experience with contract and vendor management. 
  • Experience in change management and process optimisation. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to turn data into useful and actionable insights is critical. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively, presenting complex details, concepts and information at the appropriate level relative to the audience.

For more information about the role and the PSI, please read the information booklet

 To apply, please submit your up-to-date CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@psi.ie before the closing date of 12.00 noon on Monday, 6 February 2023.

HR and People Development Officer/ Oifigeach Acmhainní Daonna agus Forbairt Daoine

We are looking to fill the role of HR and People Development Officer (Higher Executive Officer). The role holder will be responsible for a range of areas that will support the delivery of PSI’s HR Strategy and ongoing development of the PSI’s employee engagement approaches. The successful candidate will assist in both maintaining and developing the PSI’s HR function, including HR services, systems, policies and the procedures that are required to maintain a positive working environment for all our people and that supports equality, diversity and inclusion, and also encourages innovation and continuous improvement. The HR and People Development Officer will also support the HR, People & Organisation Development Manager with full implementation of the PSI’s new operating model and organisation structure (our Organisation Development Project) as well as the people aspects of the PSI’s Business Transformation Programme (BTP) and any ongoing or future related developments.

Key requirements for the role: 

  • A relevant level 8 degree or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and/or a professional qualification (or CIPD qualification) 
  • Minimum of 4 years of hands-on HR generalist experience 
  • CIPD Associate Membership or higher 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and HR information systems 
  • Applied knowledge of Irish employment law 
  • Some experience in a similar role within the civil/public service or a working knowledge of public sector HR circulars and policies

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

To apply, please submit your up-to-date CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@psi.ie before the closing date of 12.00 noon on Monday, 6 February 2023.

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, in terms of how we carry out our functions, 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 committed to ongoing development and improvement. As part of this, we were recognised for Excellence- 4 Stars under the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. Further information on quality development in the PSI, and our ongoing 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.

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 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, and with external partners, so that we collaborate for successful outcomes. If you are looking for something different, the PSI is an exciting place to be!

Read more about our business areas and organisation structure.

Application Process

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

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

Application process

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.

The HR office will be happy to help with information about the recruitment process. We also have an Access Officer, whose role is to provide or arrange for and coordinate assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing the services we provide. You can phone to speak with the Access Officer on (01) 218 4000 or email accessofficer@psi.ie.