A Career with Us


The Health Services Executive (HSE) is the largest employer in the state, with over 100,000 employees. More than 67,000 are direct employees, the remainder are employed by agencies funded by the HSE. The HSE aims to be 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.



Did you know…

  • GUH currently employs over 3,500 staff across two separate hospitals
  • GUH has one of the largest Emergency Departments in the country
  • GUH has one of the top teaching hospitals in the country
  • GUH is linked to a university – National University of Ireland, Galway
  • GUH provides services to a population of one and an half million in the west, north west and mid west of Ireland.
  • GUH has over 160 different types of jobs available within the Health Service Executive (HSE) many of which are available at our hospitals
  • HSE, as a whole, is Ireland's biggest employer of which HSE West is the second largest.


Benefits of Working for the HSE

Some of the benefits of working with the Health Service Executive are as follows:


  • Competitive Salary
  • Defined Benefits Pension Scheme
  • Above average annual leave entitlements
  • Educational assistance
  • Career breaks
  • Defined Career Paths
  • Nationwide Locations
  • Family friendly work practices


Information for Overseas Candidates


Information for Overseas Candidates regarding employment in the HSE





Commission for Public Service Appointments

The Commission is Ireland’s regulator for public service recruitment.

Our primary statutory responsibility is to set standards for recruitment and selection, which we publish as Codes of Practice. We safeguard these standards through regular monitoring and auditing of recruitment and selection activities.


Commission for Public Service Appointments