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Selection Competition for Appointment to the rank of Chief Superintendent

The Policing Authority is undertaking a selection competition for the purpose of making appointments to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána.



Eligibility to apply

The following persons are eligible to apply for a competition for appointment to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána:

  • a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Inspector who has served not less than 2 years in that rank on the date on which the competition commences, i.e. 05 September 2018;
  • a member of the PSNI not below the rank of Inspector who has served not less than 2 years in that rank on the date on which the competition commences, i.e. 05 September 2018.

Please note that service refers to substantive service at the rank of Inspector.

A competition commences on the latest date on which a candidate may apply, in this case 05 September 2018.


Information about the Application Process

Information about the application process is set out in the ‘Candidate Information Booklet’ for the competition which includes the job specification, the process for the section competition, details on how to apply and the Terms and Conditions for the competition. Candidates should read this document carefully.

The Candidate Information Booklet is available by clicking here.


Closing Date for Applications

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm Wednesday 05 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.


The Application Form for the selection competition is available by clicking here.

Queries

If candidates have any queries about the application process, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions. If your query is not listed, you may contact the Appointments Unit of the Policing Authority at (01) 8589058 or by email at chiefsuperintendent@policingauthority.ie


Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice and Underlying Regulations

This competition will be undertaken in accordance with the practices set out in the Policing Authority’s “Statement of Practice for the conduct of a selection competition for appointment to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána”. For candidates’ reference, this document is available by clicking here

Candidates may also wish to note that the underlying law governing the selection competition is contained in the “Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent, and Superintendent) Regulations 2016” which are available by clicking the following link http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/641/made/en/print

Canvassing

The Policing Authority policy on canvassing can be viewed here

Privacy

The Policing Authority Candidate Privacy Notice can be viewed here


Clearance


The “Policing Authority Clearance Process for Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent in the Garda Síochána” can be viewed here