Recruiting staff

Help with recruiting staff


If you need help with recruiting or retaining staff, the Department for Communities' (DfC) range of employer services and provision can offer support. See further information on the support available from DfC on finding staff.

From multi-national companies to the shop-owner on the corner, DfC operates a tailored recruitment service across Northern Ireland that offers recruitment advice and support to employers.

A team of highly experienced staff can discuss and tailor a level of service to meet your needs from start to finish. This service may include advice and guidance, advertisement and promotion of vacancies, CV sifting, and interview facilities, access to a range of employment and disability support provision, bespoke events, and inclusion within employability and skills initiatives.

Dedicated staff to help with your recruitment needs

Client Executives

A dedicated Client Executive is appointed for large and public sector businesses offering employers a single point of contact for all their recruitment needs.

Tel: 028 9037 6183

Employer Adviser

Small, medium, and micro-sized employers can avail of bespoke support from a dedicated Employer Adviser based within each local Jobs & Benefits office. See the contacts list for Employer Advisers in each Jobs & Benefits office

Cross Border Partnership Employment Services (CBPES)

Provides a one stop shop with information and guidance for people commuting across the border in order to work. Read more information on Cross Border Partnership Employment Services.

Dedicated services to help with your recruitment needs 

Participation at job fairs

An opportunity for employers to showcase their vacancies and for jobseekers to speak with employers about job opportunities.

Meet the Employer events

This is an event where employers can come into our Jobs&Benefits offices to speak with job seekers about the vacancies and opportunities they offer and what it is like to work for them.

Bespoke recruitment events

Our employer engagement staff can facilitate employer recruitment events through the use of DfC's office’s facilities, offering pre-selection/application sifting, candidate matching, sourcing suitable applicants, interview facilities, and in-person assistance on the day.

Dedicated recruitment website - is a free, government-supported website developed by DfC that allows you to advertise your job vacancies online. Connected to a network of 35 Jobs and Benefits Offices throughout Northern Ireland and staffed with a locally based customer service team JobApplyNI is well-placed to service your recruitment needs.

Read more on how to register and advertise a job using

To access DfC's service: