The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), a Division of the Department of Transport, and has responsibility for critical incidents response to maritime emergencies and the Director of IRCG has a key role in ensuring effective and efficient service delivery on behalf of the citizen.
The IRCG provides search and rescue services across the state and saves on average 400 lives per year. It is comprised of almost 100 full time staff and supported by almost 1,000 volunteers across 44 units nationwide. Its scope includes rescue from the sea, cliffs and mountains, the provision of maritime safety broadcasts, ship casualty operations and investigation of pollution reports.
The Director of the IRCG will be a key member of the senior management team in the Department of Transport and will report to the Assistant Secretary with the responsibility for the IRCG. Amongst their responsibilities, the Director of the IRCG will have operational responsibility for search and rescue and accident prevention services around the Irish coast and on Irish inland waterways. They will also oversee the operational activities of the IRCG nationwide including the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres and coastal sector units.
The successful candidate will have:
- Significant experience, at an appropriate level, in Maritime Search and Rescue operations management, ship casualty, and pollution response.
- Substantial senior level management experience in managing resources in complex organisations of scale.
- Experience of policy development, delivery and implementation in a complex organisation.
- A track record of successfully leading change or innovation within a complex organisation(s).
Full details of the role, including specific eligibility requirements is available on www.publicjobs.ie
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 23rd February 2023.
For More information and how to apply, visit: https://bit.ly/SM_Ad_DirectorICG
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