List Based Mobility
To make an application for Phase 1 & 2A Civil Service Mobility (CO,EO,HEO & AO grade) click ‘here’.
Staff members in participating grades can make an application at any stage of their career.
Where an applicant does not qualify for mobility at the time of application based on the ‘Eligibility‘ criteria for the scheme, they will be flagged as ineligible.
However, they will remain on the waitlist until they are automatically deemed eligible and will retain their application date, which will determine their priority on the waitlist.
Staff members who are HR Shared Service customers
For staff members on HR Shared Services, the scheme will be accessible through their self-service on the HR Shared Service portal. Applicants can edit their preferences at any time before being offered a mobility move.
Remote workers/staff members on various forms of leave will be required to submit an application form to the Central Mobility Team in HR Shared Services.
Staff members who are not HR Shared Services customers but who are on HRMS
Staff members not on HR Shared Services e.g. Garda Civilians, An Garda Síochána and the Houses of the Oireachtas will be required to complete and submit an application form to their Local HR Division for input to the Mobility system.
Applicants must also contact their Local HR if they wish to edit their applicant preferences or place their applications on hold etc.
This should be done at an early stage as it is not possible to effect a change after an offer of mobility is made.
Staff members who are not HR Shared Services customers and are also not on HRMS
Staff members not on HR Shared Services and HRMS system e.g. administrative staff members of the Irish Prison Service, staff of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment will be required to complete and submit an application form to their Local HR Division.
These applications are dealt with manually as they cannot be included on the ICT system. The manual process can be viewed here –
Process for Non-HRMS applications
Process for Non-HRMS applications
Advertisement Based Mobility
Advertisements for mobility positions in HEO, AO, AP and PO grades will be posted directly to the HRSS self-service system by recruiting HR units in the Civil Service.
All active advertisements will be available to view through the HRSS self-service, and officers can also sign up to receive notifications when a new posting is made in their grade.
It will be possible to register on the system to receive automatic notifications when a new advertisement is posted.
To register for Advertisement Based Mobility click here
Internal Transfer Lists
If an applicant wishes to apply to move to their current organisation within the same Zone but in a different office, they can continue to do so through their organisation’s Internal Transfer policy.
Internal Transfer Lists will continue to have precedence for movement within a single Zone where an organisation has more than one office.
Where a staff member is successful in availing of an internal move, the terms of the internal policy will determine the length of service the staff member may be required to serve in the new geographical location, i.e. a staff member who receives an internal move within a Zone may be required to remain in the new geographical location for a designated period of time up to a maximum of 2 years.
Staff members wishing to move to their current organisation outside their current Zone must apply through the CS Mobility scheme.
Priority of applications
In the first instance, priority will be based on the date of application. In the second instance, priority will be based on the length of reckonable service.