Our Work

The Central Bank of Ireland is a dynamic, multifaceted organisation at the heart of Ireland’s financial system. We have the responsibility for the regulation of the Irish financial services industry and the safeguarding of Irish financial stability.

We are a member of the Eurosystem which comprises national central banks of the Euro area together with the European Central Bank. As a member of the Eurosystem, we are charged with maintaining price stability through monetary policy formulation, and implementing euro area monetary and exchange rate policy decisions.

We are also a part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and contribute to a number of European and international supervision and central banking fora.

Read more about the role of the Central Bank and our principles and priority behaviours.

Working in the Central Bank

Working with us provides an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in a key public sector organisation and to gain valuable and diverse experience for a career in the financial services sector. We offer the opportunity to add real value to the people of Ireland. Our staff also participate in international committees and meetings as part of our role as a European supervisor and Eurosystem and SSM membership. Our opportunities cater for all career stages and a broad range of disciplines including accounting and finance, economics, legal, IT, policy development, risk management, data analysis, compliance, project management, human resources and operational management.

Watch: Colleagues at the Central Bank talk about their careers, training opportunities and the Bank's new home at North Wall Quay

Working at the Central Bank

Remuneration & Benefits

We offer a comprehensive remuneration package which comprises good base pay and a range of benefits. Our remuneration and policy is informed by general public sector pay policy and our terms and conditions of employment are covered by the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) legislation. Some of the benefits we provide to our employees include:

  • Defined Benefit pension scheme which is open to new entrants
  • Excellent personal development and training opportunities
  • Educational assistance
  • Generous annual leave allocations

We also have a subsidised Sports and Social club and a subsidised staff restaurant.

Read more about our remuneration and benefits.

Your Professional & Personal Development

We invest in our people and recognise that their expertise, skills and continuous learning is central to our success as an organisation. We are committed to ensuring that all of our employees are able to develop to meet their full potential and enhance the service that we provide to the people of Ireland. Policies we have in place to support our people achieve their personal goals include:

  • Focussed on-the-job training and support
  • Supportive performance management framework
  • Sponsorship to complete relevant further study
  • Classroom training to support professional and personal development
  • Mentoring programme
  • International secondment opportunities
  • Opportunities to broaden your experience in different business areas

Read more about how the Central Bank can support your professional and personal development.