A man wearing a shirt and tie leans against a doorway inside a Permanent TSB office building.
Ger Mitchell, Permanent TSB. Image: Andres Poveda Photography

Permanent TSB to hire 180 as it brings hybrid working to staff

27 May 2021

The bank will be hiring for roles in technology, risk and data analytics, supporting its digital and SME growth strategy.

Permanent TSB has announced plans to hire 180 new staff. The bank is investing in its digital services and IT infrastructure, and new hires will support its digital and SME growth strategy.

The new roles will range from graduate to senior level in areas such as technology, data analytics, business banking and risk management.

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As well as growing its team, Permanent TSB has also unveiled new arrangements to support hybrid working for its employees after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The bank said more than 1,200 of its staff, which amounts around half of its total workforce, have applied for permanent flexible working arrangements.

Permanent TSB employees will be able to work from home up to three days per week, adopt a four-day week or avail of job sharing to have reduced weekly hours.

The bank also plans to create new remote working hubs in Greystones, Maynooth, Dundalk and Douglas to allow some employees to reduce commuting times.

Its headquarters in St Stephen’s Green will also see new working conditions to facilitate collaboration between people on-site and those working remotely.

Certain roles will be decentralised to make them more accessible to those outside Dublin and the greater Dublin area, and the bank said it is making investments in new home-working technology.

Permanent TSB’s chief HR officer, Ger Mitchell, said staff have made enormous efforts to serve customers and communities throughout the pandemic.

“We are delighted to offer them flexibility in their working arrangements, which has been made possible by our significant ongoing investment in technology,” he said.

“It is clear that this flexibility is needed and we are confident that it will result in an even better service for our customers and an enhanced work-life balance for our people.”

The bank said the new hybrid working arrangements were designed following extensive consultation with employees and union partners. It intends to facilitate all applicants for flexible working arrangements, subject to business requirements and individual role specifications.

Last month, Bank of Ireland also announced its plans to roll out hybrid working and remote hubs for its staff, with new co-working spaces planned for Swords, Santry and more. The bank is also expanding its tech workforce, with plans to recruit 130 IT specialists over the next 12 months.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the deputy editor of Silicon Republic in 2020, having worked as the careers editor until June 2019. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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