The Policing Authority intends to hold a selection competition for the purpose of appointing persons to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána. Expressions of interest are invited from eligible persons who wish to be considered for appointment to this rank.
Eligibility to apply for this Selection Competition
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. 27 January 2023; or
- A member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (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. 27 January 2023.
* (Please note that this refers to substantive service at a rank not lower than Inspector.)
Information about the selection process
Information about the selection process is set out in the Candidate Information Booklet, which details the different stages of the selection competition and provides information on how to apply. Candidates should read this document carefully.
Candidates are required to initially complete and submit the Expression of Interest form which is available to download below.
Following on from the Situational Judgement Tests, applicants who have been invited to progress to the next shortlisting stage must submit their application on the form which will be available to download from the Authority’s website. This Application Form will be available on the Authority’s website in advance from 30 January.
The Candidate Information Booklet, the expression of interest form and other relevant documents are available below.
Statement of Practice for this competition and underlying regulations.
This competition will be undertaken in accordance with the “Policing Authority’s Statement of Practice for the conduct of a selection competition for the rank of Chief Superintendent in the Garda Síochána 2023” and the “Garda Síochána (Appointments to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner, Chief Superintendent and Superintendent) Regulations 2016”.
The Statement of Practice and Regulations are available below.
Closing Date for Expressions of Interest
The closing date for this competition is 3pm, Friday, 27 January 2023.
If candidates have any queries about the application process, they may contact the Appointments Unit of the Policing Authority at (01) 8589036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate Information Booklet Chief Superintendent 2023
Expression of Interest Form Chief Superintendent 2023
Statement of Practice Chief Superintendent 2023
Candidate Privacy Statement 2023
Policing Authority Clearance Process
Practice Note in relation to Canvassing
Regulations Governing Selection Competitions S.I. 641 of 2016