Chairperson: Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest are now being sought from suitably qualified persons with relevant expertise for consideration for appointment as Chairperson of the Longford Local Community Safety Partnership (LCSP). These persons should be at an appropriately senior level.

This information note outlines the background of the LCSP. 

Application Process

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to by Monday, 15 July 2024.

An expression of interest should include:

  • A cover letter expressing interest and outlining suitability and relevant experience for the role;
  • A detailed CV.

Selection Process

An Assessment Panel (the ‘Panel’) will be convened to consider and assess the expressions of interest received which will review and consider the expressions of interest received against the specific appointment criteria for the role. A short list of candidates may be created, and interviews undertaken, or any other selection or verification method deemed appropriate. The Panel will then recommend a named candidate to the Minister for Justice for appointment. Where an appointment is to be made, the successful applicant shall be required to undertake Garda clearance.

Conditions for Chairperson

Although the LCSP is not a State Board, applicants should be aware of the contents of the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies which provides a framework for the application of best practice. All members of the LCSP should act on a fully informed basis, in good faith, with due diligence and care, and in the best interests of the Partnership, subject to the objectives set by the Government.

To qualify for appointment, a person must not have any legal impediment or conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of Chairperson of the LCSP. Please consider the possibility of any potential conflict of interest that may exist and address this in your cover letter. The Assessment Panel may decide, based on the perceived level of conflict, not to forward your name for consideration to the local authority.

Time Requirement

The LCSP will meet at least once per quarter but can meet as often as considered necessary to conduct its work effectively. In addition, partnerships will be required to hold at least one closed meeting per year for all local representatives (TDs and Councillors), and a second open public meeting. Beyond that, individuals considering applying to be Chair should note that there will be additional time required to undertake engagement with stakeholders, the local community, and to engage with other partnerships nationwide on best practice matters. The Chair will work closely with the Local Authority.

Term of appointment

The term of appointment for the Chairperson is three years.


The role of Chairperson is a voluntary position. Travel and subsistence expenses are payable at the standard civil service rates for expenses incurred in travelling to meetings.

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 15 July 2024.

Questions and inquiries

If you have any questions or require any clarification related to this call for expressions of interest, please email .


Subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 2014, applications will be treated in strict confidence. All enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process. Certain items of information, not specific to any individual, are extracted from computer records for general statistical purposes. Further information on how Longford County Council process your personal data and your rights can be found on our Privacy Policy available on under the Data Protection section.