Deputy Commissioner of the Garda Síochána (2 posts)

Dublin, Leinster
On application
16 October 2020
05 November 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


The Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police and security service, is growing, reforming and changing. There are two Deputy Commissioners in the Garda Síochána, one of which is currently vacant and a second which will become vacant on 31 December 2020. The Deputy Commissioner roles present a great opportunity to support the Garda Commissioner in leading and shaping the national policing and security service to meet the internal and external challenges of the 21st century.

The right candidates for these key roles will have the experience, capacity and drive to support the Commissioner in leading and transforming a large complex organisation so that it meets the expectations of the people of Ireland for a modern, professional, accountable and effective police service. In the context of overseeing the delivery of day to day operational policing in an increasingly diverse society, key priorities for the successful candidate will also include: driving and embedding reform; leading cultural change, championing diversity, building managerial capacity; managing resources; and enhancing governance and accountability.

Applications are welcomed from candidates of an appropriate calibre with senior policing experience. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 3pm, Thursday 5th November 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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