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Human Resources

Human Resources


We want DCU to be a great place to work!

DCU values the well-being of all staff and is committed to maintaining and promoting a work environment that supports staff throughout their career with the University.

We provide a range range of policies, programmes and initiatives that put staff wellbeing at the centre of everything we do. 

Initiatives & Schemes

Employee Assistance Programme - A confidential service designed to support staff and their immediate family members to resolve personal or work related concerns.

DCU Group Income Continuance Scheme - Protects your salary against the impact of illness or disability, providing you with a replacement income should you fall ill and become unable to work

Health Insurance - DCU facilitates voluntary schemes with VHI through payroll.

Travel benefits - DCU makes the cycle to work scheme available, as well as the Travel Pass Scheme.

Maternity/Paternity Buddy Scheme - DCU supports staff who are preparing for, taking or returning from maternity, paternity or adoption leave by providing access to a ‘buddy’. 


There are many types of leave available to DCU staff: Additional Leave Scheme, Adoptive Leave, Annual Leave, Carer’s Leave, Compassionate Leave, Extraordinary Leave,

Force Majeure Leave, Leave of Absence, Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Sabbatical Leave & Sick Leave.


In conjunction with other sections of the university, we periodically provide events and activities focused on your wellbeing. Keep an eye out for e-mail announcements of upcoming activities.

Learning and development also provide a schedule of courses, some of which cover your personal wellbeing.