Director of Corporate Services

Dublin 1
On Application
02 October 2018
24 October 2018
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time


Grade:  Principal Officer (PO)

Reporting to:  Member of the Commission

Employing Authority:  Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)

Location:   Dublin 1


Role Summary

The CCPC is seeking to recruit a Director of Corporate Services. This is an opportunity for a high calibre, Senior Manager with relevant experience, to bring their strong leadership and management approach to a multi-disciplined division supporting the goals of a dynamic and fast-paced organisation.

Through strong leadership as the Director of Corporate Services you will  manage the delivery of the divisions annual work plan in order to achieve the divisions intended outcomes and deliver on a range of key services for the CCPC. The Director will oversee the work and development of an extensive team. The division supports the CCPC in the following areas:

  • Governance, Compliance and Risk
  • Financial controls, budget management, audit and reporting
  • ICT services
  • Business Support; procurement, facilities, health & safety

Reporting to a Member of the Commission the Director of Corporate Services will play a central role at Senior Management level in ensuring that the CCPC has the resources, budget and systems in place to fulfil its objectives. The Director of Corporate Services will be an influencer within the organisation to ensure that change and development are in line with the CCP’s strategic direction.


  • Governance: Coordinating and leading on the promotion of best practice in corporate governance within the CCPC following the code of practise for the Governance of State Bodies; ensuring CCPC compliance with a range of statutory obligations (e.g. Data Protection/ GDPR (including acting as Data Protection Officer), FOI, Official Languages, Protected Disclosures); Risk Management (including acting as Chief Risk Officer); supporting the audit and risk committee, and supporting the Commission.  Managing and reporting to the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) on the CCPC’s Oversight & Performance Delivery Agreement (Service Level Agreement).

  • Finance[1]: Management of the CCPC’s budget and oversight of financial systems; management of the CCPC’s engagement in the Estimates Process and current funding reviews; and management of the credit  intermediaries’  authorisation  process.

  • ICT:  Management and oversight of the CCPC’s ICT Unit and third party ICT support ensuring delivery of core services in a secure manner; providing the  necessary  technological  support and innovation required for the delivery of the CCPC’s business objectives. 

  • Business Services: Directing the CCPC’s Accommodation, Facilities, Fixed Assets, Procurement; Business Continuity and Health & Safety Policies and implementation thereof; ensuring the Division is always alert to and responsive to changing circumstances within the CCPC and external environment. Directing an annual strategic and operational work-planning process within the Division and engaging in the planning process of the wider organisation.

  • Leadership: Contributing to achieving the CCPC’s overall aims and objectives as a member of the Management team; delivering the divisions priorities in a manner that includes strong leadership, effective delegation, strong project management and ongoing review; leading and supporting cross divisional initiatives as required by the CCPC; representing the CCPC and Commission at external events, DBEI meetings, external committee and other fora as required


Expertise and Competencies for the Role


Essential Entry Requirements

Candidates must demonstrate substantial expertise appropriate for a Senior Management position in the CCPC. The post holder will be self-driven with the experience of contributing effectively to the strategic direction of an organisation and the ability to motivate staff to ambitious targets and strict deadlines. It is required at a minimum that candidates demonstrate the following:

  1. Minimum of five years senior management experience to include successfully leading a comparable Business Unit or Division

  2. Possess a relevant graduate level qualification and/ or hold a professional qualification in an area related to the role

  3. Working knowledge and leading teams in at least two of the following areas; governance and risk, financial controls and reporting, ICT Services and business support

  4. The ability to lead, coach, develop and motivate staff to enable them to reach challenging standards and to work effectively in teams

  5. The capacity to quickly master wide-ranging briefs; assimilate large volumes of complex data and arrive at clear proposed decisions;

  6. The ability to deliver projects, utilising all available resources and securing the best outcomes based on objectives

  7. The ability to identify and implement changes to processes ensuring the most efficient use of organisational resources to deliver improvements in strategic outcomes;

  8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to represent the CCPC and present at internal and external events

Desirable Entry Requirements

  1. Additional formal qualification in one or all of Corporate Governance, Compliance, ICT or Financial field;

  2. In-depth knowledge of consumer rights and or competition law and policy;

  3. Proven expertise in sourcing and managing external suppliers to deliver large scale programmes

  4. Previous relevant experience in the Public Sector


  • Leadership & Strategic direction

  • Judgement & Decision Making

  • Management & Delivery of Results

  • Building Relationships & Communication

  • Drive and Commitment

  • Specialist knowledge, expertise and self-development.


The position is aligned to the Civil Service Assistant Principal Officer (Higher) Grade.

How to apply

All candidates should visit where there is a full list of available positions in the CCPC with the corresponding downloadable information booklet for each position. There will also be a link to the online application portal where all applications must be submitted.

To apply, candidates must upload the following via the online application portal.

  • Cover letter ( No more than one A4 page)
  • Up to date CV

Only Applications fully submitted online will be accepted into the campaign. Applications will not be accepted after the closing deadline.

Closing Date:

Your application must be submitted on the online application portal by 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 24 October 2018. Applications will not be accepted after this time.


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