Competency-based Application Forms & Competency-based Interviews for Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive (HSE), Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds. The Executive was established by the Health Act, 2004 and came into official operation on 1 January 2005. It replaces the ten regional Health Boards, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and a number of other different agencies and organisations. The HSE is Ireland’s largest employer with over 67,000 direct employees and another 40,000 in funded health care organisations. It has an annual budget of over €13 billion, more than any other public sector organisation.

The HSE job is to run all of the public health services in Ireland. The HSE manages services through a structure designed to put patients and clients at the centre of the organisation.

The HSE Code of Governance provides an overview of the principles, policies, procedures and guidelines by which the HSE directs and controls its functions and manages its business, it is intended to guide the Directorate, leadership team and all those working within the HSE and the agencies funded by the HSE, in performing their duties to the highest standards of accountability, integrity and propriety.

The HSE has four Regional Health Forums, which includes representatives from the city and county councils within that area.

The HSE provides all of Ireland’s public health services in hospitals and communities across the country. The HSE provides health and social services to everyone living in Ireland. Their services are delivered to young and old, in hospitals, health facilities and in communities across the country, with the strive to deliver a healthier Ireland with a high-quality health service valued by all, where people are supported by health and social care services to achieve their full potential, accessing safe, compassionate and quality care when they need it. (Source: /

Over the past number of years, the HSE has introduced Competency-based Application Forms and Competency-based Interviews to help them select and recruit external staff and promote internal staff. Talent Fusion has been helping both internal and external job applicants complete these Competency-based Application Forms and prepare for Competency-based Interviews for over 10 years across Ireland. Every Competency-based Application Form and every Competency-based Interview is tailored around the Applicant, Job Specification and the desired Department, where structure, design and word count/space allowed and time are respected. Talent Fusion strives and aim to meet clients time and budget and can meet/work with clients during and outside office/working hours. An impressive Competency-based Application Form makes for a more confident interviewee, satisfied interviewers and an easier interview.

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