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Head of Telecommunications and Digital Connectivity

Job Category:
Management, Cyber Security
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years, 5-10 Years
Central Dublin
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Department of Environment, Climate and Communications
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The vision of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), as set out in the Statement of Strategy, Le Chéile 23, is for a climate neutral, sustainable and digitally connected Ireland.  The Department’s mission is to collaboratively deliver policies and programmes to empower people, communities, and businesses to continue the transition to a better quality of life for current and future generations.

The telecommunications sector, which is a key focus of activity for the Department, has revenues of €3bn per annum, employs approximately 25,000 people and has invested circa €3.3 billion in the State over the past five years in new and upgraded networks. This level of investment is likely to continue, encouraged by pro-investment regulatory policies.

As set out in the Government national digital strategy – Harnessing Digital - Ireland is coming from a strong overall position, currently ranked the 5th most advanced digital economy in the EU. We are well connected globally, enjoy the presence of many of the leading technology companies and play an important role in digital regulation across Europe. Digital infrastructure underpins the delivery of Ireland’s digital economic and social ambitions. Universal, high quality digital connectivity is vital to achieving the Government’s goals for balanced, sustainable regional development.

Reporting to the Secretary General, the Head of Telecommunications and Digital Connectivity at Assistant Secretary level, is a key senior management and leadership position in the Department with responsibility for the National Broadband Plan Division, the Office of the Chief Technical Officer, Telecommunications Policy and Regulation Division, Digital Strategy, Eircodes and Market Contracts and the Cyber Security Policy Division.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a clear understanding, or the capacity quickly to develop a clear understanding, of the areas set out above and of the diverse range of business activities led by the Department;
  • a commitment to foster a positive, dynamic and inclusive culture and a drive to achieve the highest performance standards;
  • excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to build effective relationships and lead at a senior level with other Government Departments, key state agencies, commercial organisations and other stakeholders;
  • political awareness and sound judgment in dealing with both policy and operational issues;
  • the ability to anticipate and manage change in a complex, fast moving and high-profile environment;


This is a Top-Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position. 

If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, contact Ciarán Oman at link below

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 15:00 on Thursday 18 May, 2023.

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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Department of Environment, Climate and Communications
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Contact: HR Team

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