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Job Opportunity: The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Legal and Knowledge Management Researcher

Job Opportunity: The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Legal and Knowledge Management Researcher

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Legal and Knowledge Management Researcher. Successful applicants must, on or before 2 July 2021, hold an honours degree (at least a Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications) in Law or an honours degree in another discipline plus a post–graduate qualification in Law.

Successful applicants also should be able to demonstrate experience of in–depth legal research and analysis. It will be an advantage to have an extensive knowledge of Irish law and the Irish legal system along with a knowledge of EU and ECHR law, strong information technology skills, analytical and evaluative skills and techniques, good written communication skills, an ability to work independently and in a team environment and an ability to plan, prioritise and manage tasks in a systemic and organised way in order to deliver work of a high quality against tight deadlines. 

Shortlisting may apply. Canvassing will disqualify.

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at cpsa.ie.

For more information and to apply please see the DPP website.

Applicants should forward a completed application form electronically to: HR.mailbox@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30 pm on Friday, 2 July 2021.

About the Office of the DPP Ireland

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was established by law under the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974. The Director, Claire Loftus, is independent in the performance of her functions.

The duties of the Director are to:

  • enforce the criminal law in the courts on behalf of the People of Ireland,
  • direct and supervise public prosecutions on indictment (formal written accusations) in the courts,
  • give general direction and advice to An Garda Síochána (the Irish police force) in relation to summary cases (less serious cases which can be heard in the District Court), and
  • give specific direction to An Garda Síochána (the Gardaí) in cases where requested.

The Chief Prosecution Solicitor provides a solicitor service within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on behalf of the Director in cases dealt with in Dublin.

Learn more about the functions of the Office of DPP Ireland here.