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 Policy and Research Coordinator with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). This is a key function within the IPRT team, developing and coordinating our comprehensive body of evidence-led research and policy outputs to influence 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
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 Policy and Research Coordinator 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.
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 email@example.com.
IPRT is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as well as 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 – see here.
Applications will be shortlisted by the interview panel only if fully completed, and must contain:
Please send your curriculum vitae along with additional supporting statement and writing samples (as set out above) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 26 September 2022.
Please write POLICY AND RESEARCH COORDINATOR in 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.