Director, National Cyber Security Centre

Dublin, Leinster
On application
18 September 2020
08 October 2020
IT, Public Sector
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


The National Cyber Security Centre is part of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and is responsible for leading in the management of major cyber security incidents, providing guidance and advice to citizens and businesses, and managing cyber security related risks to key services, including Government and critical infrastructure. Since May 2018, it has also been the National Competent Authority for the purposes of EU Directive 2016/1148 of 6 July 2016 on Network and Information Security. As such, the Centre also has a demanding set of formal roles around assessing the compliance of critical infrastructure operators and digital service providers with the requirements of the Directive.

The Director will be responsible for leading the Centre, including managing the national response to Cyber Security incidents in addition to playing a lead role in developing national cyber security policy, and contributing to the development of security policy more generally.

The successful candidate will have significant senior management experience, in a strategic role including leading and managing teams, in cyber security or related fields along with significant experience in developing and implementing solutions to complex policy challenges including cyber or related areas. S/he will also have a strong understanding of the current global cyber environment and its challenges for Ireland with excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to lead and influence stakeholders on communications issues as well as a qualification at a minimum of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Closing Date: 3pm, Thursday, 8th October 2020

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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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