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Job Length:Permanent


Firm:Department of Justice and Equality

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Practice Area:In-House/ Public Sector

Web Address:http://www.publicjobs.ie

The Office of the Inspector of Prisons is a statutory, independent office established pursuant to Part 5 of the Prisons Act 2007 (the Act). The key role assigned to the Inspector of Prisons (Chief Inspector) is to carry out regular inspections of prisons in Ireland and to present reports on each prison inspected to the Minister for Justice and Equality for laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas and for publication.

Currently the Office of Inspector of Prisons comprises five staff: the Chief Inspector, a Senior Inspector, an Inspector, Office Manager and Executive Officer. The Office of the Inspector of Prisons currently has the following vacancy: Inspector.

Inspectors will support Senior Inspectors in the conduct of inspections and/or investigations including deaths in custody and the production of associated reports. Successful candidates will report directly to a Senior Inspector and will play a leading role in the oversight of the Irish prison system.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years’ relevant experience in an inspection, investigative, audit, regulatory or enforcement setting, or in an organisation requiring fact-finding investigative functions;
  • Possess an understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of human rights within the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments and standards;
  • Excellent report writing skills, in terms of clear presentation of facts, analysis, findings and decisions, very high levels of accuracy, and effective use of simple unambiguous language;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills on a ‘one to one’ basis and also in group settings.

For more information and how to apply, please click here

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act. 

Closing date for applications is 3pm, Thursday, 4 June 2020.

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