The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is a cross-sectoral support service under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and is managed by Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC). The PDST offers professional development support to primary and post-primary teachers and school leaders. The work of the PDST contributes to school improvement by providing high quality CPD on curricular and educational issues, fostering reflective practice and ongoing development among teachers and school leaders.


Amongst the priorities for the Department of Education and Skills for the coming years is the implementation of proposals to improve literacy and numeracy in both primary and post-primary schools. Other key priorities include support for implementing the new Primary Language Curriculum, school leadership, school self-evaluation, health and wellbeing, post primary subjects and programmes and the Digital Strategy for Schools.

Full time positions


PDST Technology in Education (PDST TiE) is part of Professional Development Service for Teachers and promotes and supports the embedding of ICT in teaching, learning and assessment in first and second level schools. PDST (TiE) has two full- time permanent posts (subject to probation) for the following positions:


1. Project Officer - – Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Infrastructure


2. Project Officer - Internet Safety


For further details on these full time posts, download relevant job description and application form below. This information is also available upon request from





1. JOB TITLE: Project Officer – Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Infrastructure


JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide Technical and related ICT advise to Schools including advice on ICT infrastructure and wireless networks, cloud computing services, BYOD, technical support and maintenance, purchasing and procurement of ICT equipment (more detailed Job Description )




EMPLOYING AUTHORITY: Dublin West Education Centre (Professional Development Services for Teachers)


JOB LOCATION: Invent Building, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9


2. JOB TITLE: Project Officer – Internet Safety


JOB DESCRIPTION: Design, development and dissemination of digital resources for teachers/schools/parents focused on the responsible, ethical and safe use of the Internet. S/he will also work as part of the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Node of the European Internet Safety project and will conduct and co-ordinate research and training and prepare budgets under the auspices of the Irish Node and will be a key member of the Webwise Team (more detailed Job Description ).




EMPLOYING AUTHORITY: Dublin West Education Centre (Professional Development Services for Teachers)


JOB LOCATION: Invent Building, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9



ALFA Online Claims
Please follow this link to access the archived site for 2015/16 claim information
Please follow this link to access the current 


Part time PDST Associate positions


The PDST currently has no part-time opportunities for the position of Associate. 

PDST local facilitator positions

If you wish to self-nominate as a local facilitator please e-mail . Due to the volume of self-nominations, you will only be contacted if we have a vacancy in the area for which you are self-nominating.


Please Note: While the PDST is managed by Dublin West Education Centre, the administration base for the Associate and Local Facilitator Administration (ALFA) is Blackrock Education Centre. For the purpose of any engagement with the PDST Dublin West Education Centre is the employer and the role of Blackrock Education Centre is an agent for payment only.


Associate and Local Facilitator Administration (ALFA), Blackrock Education Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin 





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