IPRT Recruitment: Senior Policy and Research Officer

Posted on 1 Apr 2021

IPRT Senior Policy and Research Officer

Applications are now invited for the role of Senior Policy and Research Officer with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 April 2021. Full details available here.

About IPRT
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for human rights and best practice in the penal system, and for progressive penal policy in which prison is a sanction of last resort. Our work is underscored by our strong commitment to combating social injustice. We have a track record of achieving big impact for a small organisation. We do this through a combination of research, advocacy, engagement, public affairs, events and working in alliance.

About the Role
The post-holder will have well-developed skills and experience in policy analysis and research programme delivery and planning, including project management and mentoring of volunteers. A core aspect of the role is leading on the research and delivery of IPRT’s flagship project, ‘Progress in the Penal System’. The Senior Policy and Research Officer will also provide key policy functions including engagement with domestic consultation processes and international human rights monitoring mechanisms. These advocacy activities require a consistent ability to respond to opportunities to influence policy makers at short notice and a current knowledge of both the penal policy context and the work of the organisation.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced candidate interested in bringing about evidence-informed progressive policy reform, and contributing to the work of a high profile, dynamic and effective non-governmental organisation.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) for a fixed-term contract of 2 years.

IPRT is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from people with criminal records. We don’t ask for information about convictions during the recruitment process.

For more details, including full role description, person specification and application procedure, click here.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 April 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

Any queries about the role should be directed to Fíona Ní Chinnéide, Executive Director at director@iprt.ie