The Department of
Justice has overall responsibility for public policy in respect of criminal
justice, public safety, civil and family law, national security, immigration
and data protection. The Department employs c. 2,700 people directly and has
responsibility for the Justice sector, comprising 25,000 staff and a budget of
over €3 billion.
The Deputy Secretary
General in the Civil Justice Pillar supports and deputises for the Secretary
General and is responsible for:
a programme of reform and modernisation in civil justice, with the aim of
promoting access to justice, taking forward the Government’s legislative
programme and reforming civil law, meeting international obligations, and
developing and advising on policy in the civil justice and immigration area
the development and implementation of strategic and legislative measures to
promote a fair, balanced, responsive and compassionate immigration system,
working closely with a wide range of Government and civil society actors.
candidate will have:
proven record of accomplishment as a leader and senior manager, leading teams
in a large or complex organisation;
strong track record in leadership and delivery of change, including of culture,
in a complex organisation within a constantly changing and frequently pressured
proven capacity to provide sound advice to Ministers, steering a strategic
direction, and understanding how the responsibilities under his/her remit
impact the wider public policy and political context;
capacity to negotiate and deliver on matters of national strategic importance
and public policy and relate effectively to the political process and
environment in driving Government priorities in legislation, policy and
transformational change in the Justice sector;
track record in developing and presenting major policy options, securing
political agreement to them and taking them forward;
ability to deal effectively at the highest level with a range of state and
international bodies and with relevant interest groups and organisations.
This is a Top
Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.
closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 21
feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this opportunity,
please contact Karan Nesbitt at Karan.email@example.com
We are committed to a policy of
equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the
Employment Equality Act.
For More information and how to apply, visit; https://bit.ly/LSNI_Ad_DepSec