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Are you an 'inspirational leader'? Like to earn €180k? The Garda Commissioner job is up for grabs

Dust off that CV…

DO YOU HAVE integrity? Are you a good leader with excellent communication skills? These are just some of the core things the new Garda Commissioner will need.

The advert to recruit the new Garda Commissioner has been published on the citing that the whoever takes up the role will have to be an ”inspirational leader” with the “utmost integrity”.

Noirín O’Sullivan has been acting commissioner since Martin Callinan stepped down from the role in March, in the wake of the controversy surrounding his handling of key issues within the Gardaí, including whistleblowing by members of the force.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said net for candidates for the role would be cast worldwide.

A leader

It’s not just public sector workers that this role is open to. The advert states that the successful candidate can be from either the public or private sector, but must have a proven track record as a strategic leader and senior manager in a large and complex organisation.

They want someone who is capable to learn quickly on the job, someone who has a good understanding of the wide range of responsibilities under the remit of An Garda Síochána as well as “sound judgement”.

Build trust back up

There have been reports that morale within the force is low, which is why it is no surprise that the new commissioner is required to have the ability to “build trust” and must be able to collaborate with the forthcoming Policing Authority and across the management team and wider work force.

Other than that, an interest in protecting the security of the State, would be a plus. This includes threats from terrorism, espionage and sabotage, and from activities intended to subvert or undermine parliamentary democracy or the institutions of the State.

Desirable requirements would be that you are a person that has extensive experience leading within a police service, as well as someone who has a degree or an MBA.

The rate of pay for this job is €180,613, the tenure is for seven years and you’ll be based at Garda Headquarters in Phoenix Park.

Here is the full information booklet and how to apply:

Read: Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started>

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