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15 October 2020

Member Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission


Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is an independent agency set up in 2007, the function of which is to deal with matters involving possible misconduct by members of the Garda Síochána (Ireland’s police service), in an efficient, effective and fair manner.

GSOC was established (under the Garda Síochána Act 2005) for the purpose of ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in the process by which complaints against the Garda Síochána are investigated.

The three members of the Ombudsman Commission are jointly responsible for managing a body that has an important role in maintaining public confidence in the Garda Síochána.

Applications are now being sought to appoint two members to the Ombudsman Commission. The roles concerned are full-time.

The persons appointed will:

• have a proven record of achievement at a senior level in the private or public sector, ideally with a knowledge of or an international background in policing, that demonstrates the vision, leadership, governance, oversight and management skills necessary for the role;

• have sound judgement and an ability to guide the resolution of difficult and complex issues in a pressurised environment;

• be recognised either publicly or within their own professional area as an individual of proven integrity and independence.

If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion, contact Eamonn Purcell on

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm, Thursday, 29th October 2020.

For more information and how to apply please click here

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.


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