The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions enforces the criminal law in the Courts on behalf of the People of Ireland; directs and supervises public prosecutions on indictment in the Courts; and gives general direction and advice to the Garda Síochána in relation to summary cases and specific direction in such cases where requested.
The Deputy Chief Prosecutor will ensure that prosecution files are dealt with expeditiously and in conformity with the prosecutorial standards and guidelines of the Office and are in compliance with procedures established by the Courts. The Deputy Chief Prosecutor will also have a range of responsibilities arising from the EU Victims Directive. S/he will represent the Office on national and international groups which deal with a range of criminal justice matters and contribute to the development of prosecutorial policy.
The ideal candidate will have:
- qualified as a barrister or as a solicitor;
- a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience as a barrister or solicitor in the State or relevant equivalent experience;
- a level of achievement as a barrister or solicitor which indicates that s/he is capable of meeting the professional demands of this very senior post;
- a strong track record of leadership and an ability to think strategically and contribute to the strategic management of the office.
For more information and how to apply, visit www.publicjobs.ie.
Contact: Sandra Cairns, Senior Executive Recruitment | Tel: +353 1 858 7455
NOTE: The closing date for receipt of applications is 15:00 on Thursday, 30 January 2020.