Deputy General Secretary

Dublin, Leinster
Attractive remuneration package
25 May 2018
22 June 2018
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Association of Higher Civil & Public Servants (AHCPS) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the full-time position of Deputy General Secretary.

The Association, a trade union affiliated to ICTU, represents over 3,000 members at senior  management level (Principal, Assistant Principal and equivalent) in the Civil Service and in a number of State enterprises.

As Deputy General Secretary, candidates must be capable of:

  • Representing and negotiating on behalf of the members at national, sectoral and local levels, on their terms and conditions of employment, and on professional, management and service-quality issues which impact on those members;
  • Effectively contributing to the development of strategies and policies to protect and enhance the core interests of Association members; and
  • Deputising for General Secretary as appropriate.

The suitably qualified candidate should have proven negotiation, judgement and decision-making skills in an industrial relations context. The candidate should have a thorough understanding of public administration, and of current and emerging trends in public service modernisation, change management, social partnership and pay determination.  The successful candidate must have managerial and organisation skills, communication, leadership and team working skills.

An attractive remuneration package, at the level of civil service Principal Officer (Higher Level), commensurate with experience, will be offered.

Application forms and further information and details regarding this post are available from the Association website,, by email from or by phone at 01-668 6077.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5.15pm on Friday 22th June 2018.

Application forms should be sent to “Strictly Addressee Only” Ciaran Rohan, General Secretary, AHCPS, 12 Flemings Place, Dublin 4 D04 AO28.  Interested applicants are advised that this closing date will be strictly observed.  Short-listing of candidates may apply.

The Association of Higher Civil & Public Servants is committed to a policy of equal opportunity

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