Waitlist mobility offers an opportunity for the general civil service grades of Clerical Officer (CO), Executive Officer (EO), Higher Executive Officer (HEO) and Administrative Officer (AO) to apply for mobility (i.e. transfer) through an open, fair, and transparent system available on the NSSO website.
This system replaces the old transfer mechanisms of Central Application Facility (CAF), Central Transfer Lists, and Head-to-Head transfers.
Civil service organisations may continue to operate an internal transfer list for lateral movement requests within a single zone only. In these cases, that list will take precedence for movement within a zone.
You can apply for waitlist-based mobility through the NSSO website if you hold a permanent general service grade at CO, EO, AO, or HEO. To apply, log in, click on the link ‘mobility homepage’, and select ‘add mobility request’. This will bring applicants through the following application sections:
- Confirm permanent status
- Agree to job descriptions
- Accept the terms and conditions of the scheme
- Option to record your level of proficiency in the Irish language
- Zone and organisation selection
Applicants without access to the NSSO website (for example: remote workers), staff members on sick leave, or a leave of absence (career break, shorter working year, domestic leave and so on) can apply by completing an application form and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form is available here.
Waitlist-based mobility is based on locations (cities and townlands) being grouped into zones. A list of mobility zones can be found here, while information about the specific offices included in civil service mobility can be found on the interactive mobility map. Both of these are owned and maintained by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Officers can apply for a maximum of 2 zones from a list of 46 zones. A maximum of 5 organisations can be selected from each zone.
Communications to waitlist-mobility applicants will be issued by email only, including offers of mobility.