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Vacancy in the Garda Mounted Unit in An Garda Síochána

Title of Job: Groomsperson (Civilian)

An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. The Mission of An Garda Síochána is Working with Communities to Protect and Serve.  Today, An Garda Síochána is a community based organisation with over 15,000 Garda and Civilian employees, who serve all sections of the community. The Garda Mounted Unit was established in 1998 and is based in Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. The Unit’s facilities include stables, tack rooms, stores, paddocks and an all-weather training arena. The Unit provides support to Garda Districts in many counties on a regular basis.

Job Details

• Job category:    Groom
• Company:    An Garda Síochána
• Primary Location:   Phoenix Park, Phoenix Park, County Dublin, Ireland
• Start date:    08/01/2018
• Working Hours:   Full-Time
• Contract type:    Permanent
• Number of Positions:   1
• Career level:    Experienced [Non-Managerial]
• Salary:    24864.00 - 30349.00 European euro Annually
• Hours per week:   43

Candidate Requirements


• Minimum Experience Required: 2 Years of Groom Experience


• Driving Licence:   Full: B
• Minimum Qualification:  No Qualification
• Ability Skills:    Administration, Interpersonal Skills, Manual, Skilled Trade(s)
• Competency Skills:   Decision Making, Flexibility, Teamwork, Working on own Initiative

Job Description & Skills Required

The responsibility of a groomsperson includes yard and stable duties, exercising of horses, turning out horses into paddocks, adhering to feeding regimes, ordering food and other supplies, waste management, clipping and organising shoeing of mounts. Another vital side of the role includes administration of medicines and vaccinations and liaising with veterinary staff.

Key Requirements: - Have sufficient expertise and a minimum of 2 years service as a professional Groomsperson in order to manage a yard in a disciplined environment. - Have sufficient professional experience to observe and detect early signs of ailments and lameness in horses. - Have acquired skills in the maintenance of tack and equipment. - Have acquired skills in schooling horses etc.. - Be Flexible in work practices due to demands of the Garda Service. The roster is on a 28 day basis 7am to 3.30pm and 11am to 7.30pm, working three Saturday's and two Sunday's. The Annual Leave for this position is 22 working days a year. The successful candidate will be required to successfully clear Garda Vetting.

Please forward your CV by email to: or alternatively please post your CV to Civilian Competitions, HR Directorate, An Garda Síochána, Athlumney House, Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath by close of business 10th November 2017.