Director of Schools
Nature of position
The position is whole-time, permanent and pensionable, subject to contract.
The Salary Scale with effect from 1st October 2018 is as follows:
€68,883, €72,382, €75,865, €79,362, €82,854, €86,338, €90,413, €94,487, €98,562, €102,636, €106,709
This rate is a gross before deduction, inter alia, of the employee’s contribution to the pension scheme to be operated by the Board.
Subject to the Director of Schools satisfactorily completing his/her first year of probation, s/he may be granted the first increment of salary one year from the date ofappointment (subject to the terms of any existing national pay agreements) and may be awarded subsequent increments on a yearly basis subject to satisfactory service.
The rate of total remuneration of the Director of Schools:
- may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with Government pay policy as applying to public servants generally
- may be revised from time to time by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and
The rate of PRSI applying to the post will be in accordance with the relevant legislation or regulations of the Department of Social Protection.
Candidates should note that the starting salary will be at the minimum of the appropriate payscale and will not be subject to negotiation.
Different remuneration and conditions may apply, if, immediately prior to appointment the appointee is already a serving Civil Servant or Public Servant.
For the first year the Director of schools will be on probation. The appointment will be confirmed subject to satisfactory performance of the duties of the post.
The Director of Schools will (in addition to the usual Public and Bank Holidays) be entitled to 30 working days holidays in each year to be taken at a time or times convenient to the Board.
The terms of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 will apply to this appointment.
Superannuation & Retirement
The successful candidate will be offered the appropriate superannuation terms and conditions as prevailing in the Civil Service at the time of being offered an appointment. In general, an appointee who has never worked in the Public Service will be offered appointment based on membership of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”). Full details of the Scheme are at www.singlepensionscheme.gov.ie
Where the appointee has worked in a pensionable (non-Single Scheme terms) public service job in the 26 weeks prior to appointment or is currently on a career break or special leave with/without pay different terms may apply. The pension entitlement of such appointees will be established in the context of their public service employment history.
Further information about the role and contract are included in the attached booklet.
Appendix 1: Key Competences Required for the Role will help in the completion of the answers to the competency questions.