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Current Competitions

The Defence Forces are recruiting in the following areas:

Director of Military Prosecutions in the Permanent Defence Forces

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Applications are invited for the position of Director of Military Prosecutions in the Defence Forces. The primary function of the Director of Military Prosecutions is to direct and supervise military prosecutions.

The Director of Military Prosecutions is an officer of the Permanent Defence Force and shall not be below the army rank of Colonel or equivalent naval rank.

The successful candidate, if not already a serving Permanent Defence Force officer, will be nominated to be appointed a commissioned officer of the Permanent Defence Force in the rank of Colonel.

The ideal candidate for the position will have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of practice in the role of barrister or solicitor.
  • An understanding and knowledge of the work of the Defence Forces, or capacity to quickly acquire such understanding.
  • Demonstrated a degree of competence and probity appropriate to the appointment concerned.

EMPLOYING AUTHORITY: Minister for Defence

EMPLOYING AUTHORITY WEBSITE: www.defence.ie (Department of Defence) and www.military.ie (Defence Forces)

JOB LOCATION: The Office of the Director of Military Prosecutions will be located at McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

It is intended that interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in November.

Applications must be submitted by email. The application should consist of a detailed CV and cover letter (in Word Document or PDF format) outlining relevant experience.

Applications should be emailed to DFPPBranch@defence.ie with “Application for the position of Director of Military Prosecutions” as the subject line.

Full details on this opportunity, including the terms and conditions of the post and how to make an application, can be found at www.defence.ie/vacancies and www.military.ie/en/careers. 

CLOSING DATE OF CAMPAIGN: 5pm Thursday, 31 October 2019


General Service - Army & Naval Service

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

We live in a world of diversity; the Defence Forces require men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty, enjoy working as part of a team, and are looking for a rewarding yet challenging career.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

When making an application for General Service Recruitment applicants should be aware that the areas of responsibility that applicants apply to are as follows: 

1 Brigade  - Cork Interview Centre

Cork, Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford

2 Brigade - Dublin/Curragh Interview Centre

Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wicklow.

Where possible we will facilitate applicants to conduct fitness testing & interview at a location closest to their home.

Read more about being an Army Recruit >>

Read more about being a Naval Service Recruit >>

Applications will only be accepted online.

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Naval Service Direct Entry Officers

The Naval Service has a number of opportunities for Bridge Watchkeeping Officers (Operations Branch), Marine Engineering Officers and Electrical Engineer Officers.

These are vital positions and we are looking for highly motivated individuals who combine professional skills with leadership ability and the desire to take their careers to exciting new places.

View the Terms and Conditions May 2018 >>

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Reserve Defence Forces

RDF Recruitment

The Reserve Defence Forces are now accepting applications for the Army Reserve and the Naval Service Reserve.
We are looking for men and women from all backgrounds who enjoy working as part of a team.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and under 36 years of age on the date of enlistment (We cannot accept applications from persons under 18 years of age).

The closing date for applications is midnight on 20th October 2019

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GDPR Notice

All applications for Defence Forces positions are processed in accordance with the Defence Forces Applicants Privacy Notice, as set out on the applicants page with Candidate Manager

Careers Information

Cadetships

The Defence Forces are NOT accepting applications for cadetships at this time.

Please Note:  

Applications forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open.

There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

Please Note:

Application forms for entry into the Defence Forces are only available through the online application form on this site.

The online application form for enlistment is only available when recruitment competitions are open. There is NO access to the online application form when recruitment is closed.

Applications Through Irish

To make an application through Irish send an email to recruitment@defenceforces.ie to request an application form.