People with Disabilities

people with disabilities


As the leading recruiter for the Civil and Public Service, the Public Appointments Service welcomes people with disabilities to apply for career opportunities on our website. We promote and support the development and employment of people with disabilities and promote diversity and inclusion throughout the Civil and Public Service.

If you would like to know more about our diversity and inclusiveness, please see our Diversity and Inclusion Page.


What to expect:

Before applying for a role, you should know what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. Read more about What to Expect. You can also view our Accessible Building Guide to learn more about the building before an interview or test.

Where we are:

Chapter House,

26/30 Upper Abbey Street,

Dublin 1.

Take a tour of our building.


Charter on Positive Support

As part of our commitment to positively supporting candidates with disabilities, PAS has developed a set of principles which underpins how we engage with candidates with disabilities. For applicants who have declared to us that they have a disability, we will ensure that reasonable accommodations are in place as stated in our Charter on Positive Support.


Our commitment is to make any reasonable accomodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the best opportunity to perform to your optimum in the application, test or interview process.

For more information about our reasonable adjustments, please see our Reasonable Accommodations Request Process.


Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024

Under the Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024, the Department of Justice and Equality with the support of Government Departments set out a strategy to support people with disabilities to take part in their local communities. The key elements were:

  • To promote and support the employment of people with disabilities.
  • To provide people with disabilities with the same rights and opportunities as everyone else in Ireland
  • To progressively increase the statutory target of 3% of employees with disabilities in the public sector towards 6% by 2024.
  • To report every year on achievement of these obligations.
Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024.

The Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities 2015-2024 allows for the participation of people with disabilities in Irish society. The strategy is a whole of government approach designed to promote equality and the inclusion of people with disabilities.

The Public Appointments Service aims to comply with the National Disability Authority Codes of Practice. For information on the National Disability Association strategy, please read the National Disability Authority Code of Practice.

We welcome any feedback regarding accessibility for users with a disability. To report any accessibility issues, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are a user with a disability and encounter difficulty accessing any parts of this website, or wish to discuss any matter relating to the accessibility of our building or services, please contact our Disability Champion, Amanda Kavanagh.

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 01-8587655
By post or in person
Amanda Kavanagh,
Public Appointments Service,
Chapter House, 26-30 Abbey St. Upper,
Dublin 1.

For more information, take a look at our Accessibility Page.