26th September 2022
*The deadline for applications has passed. Please do not apply for this role as your application will not be considered.*
Applications are now invited for the post of Communications Officer with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). This is a key function within the IPRT team, working to ensure that our comprehensive body of evidence-led research and policy reaches key audiences and influences public and political debate. It is an opportunity to work in a small impactful organisation, where your contribution has the potential to really make a difference. Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 26 September 2022. Full details here.
The Irish Penal Reform Trust Ltd (IPRT) is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort. IPRT is committed to the progressive reform of the penal system based on evidence-led policies. Our work is underscored by our commitment to combating social injustice and our model of change is to effect policy reforms and initiatives at the highest level to have the greatest impact for the largest number of people. Over many years our small team have punched well above our weight, delivering positive change and policy solutions.
About the Role
This is a high-paced proactive and reactive role, where every day will bring a new challenge and opportunity to influence penal reform. There is great scope for a dynamic person with a passion for communication and social justice advocacy to bring their creativity and ideas to the role. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate to work in a high-profile, dynamic and effective non-governmental organisation.
We would like to hear from people who have relevant communications skills and experience and who are looking to apply these skills to a new area. Our core criteria are excellence in writing, editing and proofing along with flair and confidence in using IT and digital media – a short written exercise will form part of the recruitment process. Enjoying the challenge of managing multiple projects, timelines and deadlines, while remaining flexible and responsive to opportunities that arise, is essential.
This position is full-time for a fixed-term contract of two years with a view to extension subject to funding. Any queries about the role should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
IPRT is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as well as 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 process – see here.
Please send your curriculum vitae plus a statement as to how you meet the Person Specification to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 26 September 2022. This should be approximately two typed A4 pages in length.
Please write COMMUNICATIONS ROLE in the subject line of the email.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after the closing date with interviews to take place online as soon as possible thereafter.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.