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Selection Competition for Appointment to Superintendent in the Garda Síochána


The Policing Authority intends to hold a selection competition for the purpose of appointing a person(s) to the rank of Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. Applications are invited from eligible staff who wish to be considered for appointment to this rank.


Eligibility to apply


The following persons are eligible to apply for a competition to the rank of 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.
  • 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.

A competition commences on the latest date on which a candidate may apply, in this case 31st May 2017.


Information for applicants


Information about the application process is described in the 'Candidate’s Information Booklet' which details the selection competition and outlines comprehensive application instructions. Candidates should read this document carefully and it is available by clicking here


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


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 the rank of 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 (Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent) Regulations 2016” which are available by clicking http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/641/made/en/pdf


If you wish to have the decision related to any stage of your application reviewed pending feedback, the form is available by clicking here


Closing Date


The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm Wednesday May 31st 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


Queries


If candidates have any queries about the application process, they may contact the Appointments Unit of the Policing Authority at (01) 8589058 or by email at superintendent@policingauthority.ie


Canvassing


The Policing Authority policy on canvassing can be viewed here