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Recruitment of Contract Staff for the Certificate Examinations
Leaving Certificate / Junior Cycle Examinations 2019 Recruitment

The delivery of the state certificate examinations would not be possible without the co-operation of the thousands of teachers who are appointed each year to supervise and mark the examinations. We depend on teachers for the professionalism; commitment and diligence with which they approach these critical roles each year.

Tá sé beartaithe tús a chur le múinteoirí a earcú chun feitheoireacht agus marcáil a dhéanamh ar scrúduithe teistiméireachta 2021 go luath sa Bhliain Nua. Tá sé i gceist ag CSS iarratais a lorg le haghaidh na bpost seo a leanas:

  • Scrúdaitheoirí béaltrialacha
  • Scrúdaitheoirí trialacha praiticiúla/ tionscadail
  • Scrúdaitheoirí scrúduithe scríofa
  • Feitheoirí
Chomh maith leis sin déanfaidh CSS teagmháil go díreach leo siúd a rinne iarratas agus a ceapadh sna poist seo in 2020. Nuashonraithe 4 Nollaig 2020.

UPDATED 4th December, 2020

Recruitment of Written Examiners for the 2021 Certificate Examinations
It is intended that recruitment will commence early in the New Year

Recruitment of Examiners for the 2021 Leaving Certificate Applied February/May tasks/Oral & Practical examinations
Recruitment is open

Recruitment of Oral and Practical Examiners for the 2021 Examinations
It is intended that recruitment will commence early in the New Year

Recruitment of Examiners for the 2021 Leaving Certificate Home Economics Food Studies Practical Coursework Journal
Recruitment is closed

Recruitment of Superintendents for the 2021 Certificate examinations
It is intended that recruitment will commence early in the New Year

Policy on appointment of examiners for written examinations

Who Can Apply?
All suitably qualified teachers are welcome to apply for these positions. Examiners will be selected on the basis of their teaching and assessment experience and qualifications. Full training is provided and a supported network is available throughout the marking process.

Applicants for the position must:

  1. Hold a third level degree or equivalent
  2. Have recent teaching experience in the relevant subject area or related subject
  3. Have good organisation and analytical skills
  4. Be able to work to a fixed time-scale
  5. Be available to work full-time for the duration of the marking
  6. Be resident in the Republic of Ireland during the marking period.

Why Become An Examiner?

Being an examiner enables you to:
  1. Enhance your own teaching
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of the assessment process
  3. Exercise your professional judgement
  4. Network with other professionals
  5. Increase your professional development* and career prospects
  6. Earn extra income

*The Teaching Council has confirmed that, including the 2019 examinations, recent and ongoing engagement by teachers (as facilitators of, or participants in, workshops, courses, conferences, etc.) in preparation for State Examination work, and the practice of examination work itself, are recognised in Cosán, the national framework for teachers’ learning, as valid examples of professional learning under a number of headings including:

  • Courses, programmes, workshops and other events
  • Reading and professional contributions
  • Collaboration and Practice

Are you interested in being an Examiner for a subject that is being marked Online this year?

If Yes, please click on our Getting Started booklet or go to for more information.

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