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Clerical officer Fingal county council

  • 29-01-2020 2:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Jacky_Macky


    Hi,
    I did an aptitude and interview for clerical officer positions in Fingal Co. Co. Had my interview and think it went well 😯.
    Anybody have any inkling as to how many they may be taking on?
    Thanks in advance.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    Hi,
    I did an aptitude and interview for clerical officer positions in Fingal Co. Co. Had my interview and think it went well 😯.
    Anybody have any inkling as to how many they may be taking on?
    Thanks in advance.

    Hi!

    Had my interview too, unfortunately I'm not too confident about it though!

    I did ask at the end and they did they're not currently hiring, so it will just be a waiting game for people up retire/move up and they'll work down the list.

    Results are supposed to be today, I'm constantly refreshing the page 😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Jacky_Macky


    It's one of those ones...the more I think about the interview the more I have my doubts 😂. Didnt even get around to asking them about how many they will be taking on. Thanks for the reply. I keep refreshing the page too. Wishing you the best of luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    It's one of those ones...the more I think about the interview the more I have my doubts 😂. Didnt even get around to asking them about how many they will be taking on. Thanks for the reply. I keep refreshing the page too. Wishing you the best of luck.

    How did you get on? I made it! Genuinely shocked, I read the list from the bottom up, fully expected to just scrape in lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Jacky_Macky


    Ha ha yeah I made it too. Delighted and also kind of surprised. The more I thought about the interview the more I felt it didnt go that well. I'm happy for you. I placed 42 so I think I could be waiting for a while. I heard somewhere that they will be needing a lot of clerical officers over the next year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    Ha ha yeah I made it too. Delighted and also kind of surprised. The more I thought about the interview the more I felt it didnt go that well. I'm happy for you. I placed 42 so I think I could be waiting for a while. I heard somewhere that they will be needing a lot of clerical officers over the next year.

    Congrats! I'm a bit worried that I'll be placed in Swords. Do you know if you can refuse a place due to location and still remain next on the list? I need to be placed in Blanchardstown, tbh I've no idea how this works


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ Jacky_Macky


    rawn wrote: »
    Congrats! I'm a bit worried that I'll be placed in Swords. Do you know if you can refuse a place due to location and still remain next on the list? I need to be placed in Blanchardstown, tbh I've no idea how this works

    Hey sorry not been on in a while. My understanding is that you have to take the position offered but I could be wrong. It's funny as I would love to get Swords because I live 2 minutes away. Again, I could be wrong. Have you heard anything since?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    Hey sorry not been on in a while. My understanding is that you have to take the position offered but I could be wrong. It's funny as I would love to get Swords because I live 2 minutes away. Again, I could be wrong. Have you heard anything since?

    Nothing except the official email! I asked in the main Clerical Officer thread and they said you can only refuse if it's over 95km, otherwise you're taken off the list. But job for life and all that, there's always the chance to apply for a transfer further down the line!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    Hi! Got my placement today for Fingal Blanchardstown, I was 12 on the list. She said they're taking on a few :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 648 ✭✭✭ Magown3


    Hi,
    Where can you apply for these positions and if you don't mind me asking, what's the starting pay?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ rawn


    Magown3 wrote: »
    Hi,
    Where can you apply for these positions and if you don't mind me asking, what's the starting pay?

    Hi, the recruitment phase was back in January, they're not recruiting anymore. Keep an eye on publicjobs.ie!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29 TalkingGoose


    Hi I'm on this panel around the 60 mark I know it is open until the end of 2021. I know someone in the the top ten and they've already started. I wonder how long I'll be waiting? I'm not very patient. Has anyone called to check how far along they are or is that a big no no?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 bubba83


    Hi, I have just accepted a position as Clerical Officer for Fingal County Council in Blanchardstown. What are they like to work for? I’m super nervous about leaving my current job. Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,813 ✭✭✭ Jet Black


    Can't really comment about Blanch but started as CO working in Fingal Swords since last month and have to say it's been great so far. I took a 40% pay cut taking this job but I know it's going to be worth it in the long run, there's loads of opportunities with jobs and loads of courses that they offer for free to progress. What are they like to work for? Fingal? I think great, hours are good, Flexi time, progression opportunities, free courses. Department? I think this may depend where you get placed but I find I am I only deal with the other CO, my supervisor and the department head. I think there's about 60 people working here, I think I've met about 20 the rest have been WFH or working off-site. The work itself is basic office stuff, emailing, sending letters etc, if you don't know anything there's a course they'll send you on for it.



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