Discover Health Policy Analyst
Graduate Opportunities


About the Role

As a graduate interested in the health stream at Administrative Officer level, you will undertake policy analysis to contribute to the development of evidence-based health and social care policy and legislation. You may also provide support to senior management on these policies and liaise with stakeholders across the Department and Health agencies. On occasion, you may be responsible for managing a small team of staff.

To be eligible for this role, you must have a first or second class primary honours degree in a health or social care related discipline. This must be regulated by the Medical Council, Dental Council, Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, CORU or in a health, social care or healthcare management field. You must also be able to demonstrate the competencies set out for this role.

Salary:  Approx. €33,053

Annual Leave:   25 Days

Grade:   Administrative Officer

Location:   Dublin

Opening Date:   01/10/2021

Closing Date:   07/10/2021

The Health Policy Analyst Experience


Liam Hawkes
Health Policy Analyst - Administrative Officer

After studying Psychology at Trinity, I joined the Policy, Strategy and Integration Unit to help develop and maintain policy standards. I have also worked on specialised policy such as Sexual Assault Treatment Units, the Women’s Health Task Force and more recently on the COVID-19 response.

To have the opportunity to work on such important topics at an early stage in my career is both a challenge and a privilege. I feel connected to the everyday experiences of people all over Ireland.

Through the Graduate Development Programme, I have learned about a range of topics including parliamentary affairs, legislative drafting and policy development. I’ve also availed of personal development through Project Management and Speechwriting courses as well as formal qualifications; I’m now studying for a Part-Time Masters.




Juliet Relihan
Administrative Officer
Quarantine in Designated Facilities Unit, Department of Health

Since joining the Department, I have been given numerous opportunities to get involved with projects across the unit and work with highly motivated and experienced colleagues. I support the Departments response to the COVID-19 pandemic. My role is centred around Mandatory Hotel Quarantine (MHQ).

Specifically, this includes information management, drafting briefings in relation to MHQ, managing parliamentary questions and disseminating information among key stakeholders.

I have continued my learning through courses, this helped me settle into my role and get a firm understand of new areas of work. I have undertaken courses in Health Services, Chairing Effective Meetings, and Developing Leadership Skills. The availability of courses guarantees that I will always have the opportunity to ensure my skills are up to date.



Application and Recruitment Process

Prior to application, please ensure to check that you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Opportunities Campaign. You can do this by reading the eligibility section of the Information Booklet, and by reading the FAQ section below.

The application and recruitment process will follow the below listed steps. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection process may comprise of a number of other elements also.

Step One

Register on publicjobs.ie – please ensure to use your personal email address so we can contact you throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

Step Two

Click "Apply Now" for Graduate Opportunities in the Civil Service (Health Policy Analyst)

Step Three

Complete the application form (Web Form) before closing date 3pm on Thursday 7th October, 2021. Please ensure your candidate name, ID, and stream selection is correct before you submit.

Step Four

View your completed application in the ‘My Applications’ tab on your publicjobs.ie profile.

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Step Five

Acknowledgment Receipt – You should receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days from when you submitted your application.

Step Six

Stage 1 - Invitation to Online Assessment and completion of Assessment (Late October)

Step Seven

Stage 2 - Invitation to Video Interview & completion of Video Interview (Mid November)

Step Eight

Stage 3 - Invitation to Assessment Centre (Zoom) and completion (Early December)

Information Booklet

For more in-depth information about the role, please read the Information Booklet prior to applying for this role.



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