Human Resources & Recruitment

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department deals with all aspects of the Councils human resources including, Human Resource Strategy, Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Payroll and Superannuation, Employee Training and Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Equality & Diversity Management, Work-Life Balance, Industrial Relations & Employee Health, Safety and Welfare.


The Council recruits it staff through merit based competitions. The process normally involves an advertisement placed in local (and occasionally national) newspapers and on our website, an application form & information booklet which can be downloaded from the Councils website, the making of an application in hard copy only by post, an assessment process which may involve either a desktop or interview short listing followed by a final interview.

Details of current job vacancies can be accessed here

Pay/Grading Structure

An Organisational Chart showing the Grading Structure is shown here.

Relevant Circulars: EL 17/09, EL 05/13 and Circular 06/2015

Pay is determined by Department of Environment Community & Local Government Circulars as issued from time to time. Details of the relevant Circulars are as shown.


Related Links:

Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
Email: | Emergency outside office hours: 1890 252 654
Water Queries : 1850 278 278 ( Irish Water )
Privacy | Disclaimer