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Career Opportunities for Garda Staff


The Civilianisation Programme commenced in earnest when pursuant to section 19(4) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner became the appropriate authority for civilian staff of An Garda Síochána in October 2006. A dedicated Civilian HR Directorate was simultaneously established to support the Commissioner in discharging this new statutory responsibility and to drive forward the implementation of the civilianisation programme. 


The number of full-time equivalent Garda staff employed in An Garda Síochána increased from 1,166 at 31 December 2005 to 3,332 on the 31 December 2022.

Where do Garda Staff work in An Garda Síochána?

Garda staff are involved in the provision of a wide range of important administrative, professional, technical and industrial support services. As well as providing clerical support and financial management functions in Garda stations and offices across the country, civilian staff carry out a range of specialised support roles in areas such as HR, IT and telecommunications, teaching, finance and procurement, internal audit, communications, research and analysis, accommodation, scene-of-crime support, legal and medical services. In addition, a number of vital operational support areas are either wholly or largely staffed by civilian staff, such as the Garda Central Vetting Bureau (GCVB), the Garda Information Services Centre (GISC), the Fixed Charge Processing Office (FCPO) and the Command and Control Centre (C&C).

Following Government approval, An Garda Síochána will increase the number of Garda Staff in the organisation by 2,000 by 2021, which will bring in much-needed skills and experience in a wide-range of areas to help improve the organisation.

Current Career Opportunities for Garda Staff

Vacancy for Facilities Manager (Assistant Principal Officer) in Garda College, Templemore - 25/1/23 - Closing date 10 February 2023