Head of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (Assistant Secretary)

6 days left

On Application
12 September 2017
28 September 2017
Position / level
Department Head, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


The Department of Justice and Equality has overall responsibility for public policy and administration in respect of justice, national security, and equality and disability issues. Its overall mission is to help make Ireland a safer and fairer place in which to live and work, visit and do business. The Department is currently implementing a major programme of transformation.

The position of Head of Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) is a significant leadership role with a wide variety of responsibilities. S/he will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of Government policies and strategies across the immigration, asylum and citizenship arenas having regard to ongoing developments in Ireland with regard to BREXIT, the EU and the International arena.

The successful candidate will have:
• a track record of achievement which demonstrates excellent leadership and
management skills and the ability to provide effective leadership and direction in a multi-functional organisation of significant scale;
• a broad knowledge of Government policies and objectives in the areas of
asylum, immigration and border control or a capacity to quickly acquire such
an understanding;
• excellent interpersonal and communications skills with an ability to build
effective relationships internally and externally at a senior level with key state
agencies and other stakeholders;
• the capacity to negotiate and deliver on matters of national strategic
importance and public policy at senior level with key European partners and at a broader international level in dealing with the rapidly evolving policy and
operational issues.

This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.

For a confidential discussion contact Mary Flynn on +353 18587412 or email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3:00pm on Thursday, 28 September 2017.

For more information and how to apply, visit www.publicjobs.ie

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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