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Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions


Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions




The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking a senior lawyer with the necessary vision, leadership and executive management skills to lead a Division in the Office and contribute to the delivery a world class national prosecution service for the people of Ireland.    The fundamental function of the Director of Public Prosecutions is the direction and supervision of public prosecutions and related criminal matters.   Reporting to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, the Deputy Chief Prosecutor will lead the Prosecution Support Services Division and will be responsible for supporting the criminal prosecution work in the areas of international law, victims’ liaison and policy, research and knowledge management. The Division comprises a number of multi-disciplinary teams.   Deputy Chief Prosecutors represent the Office on national and international groups which deal with a range of criminal justice matters and engage with a range of stakeholders on behalf of the Office.  They also represent the Office on groups developing cross sectoral responses to the criminal justice sector issues and lead internal Office groups which are tasked with examining strategic organisational and legal issues with a view to seeking to increase efficiencies and standards of excellence in public prosecutions. In addition, they are important contributors to the development of prosecutorial policy.   The successful candidate will:   • Be a qualified Barrister/Solicitor.   • Have practiced as a barrister or solicitor for at least six years out of the last ten years at a level of achievement expected for this senior post.    And will have:   • Excellent knowledge of criminal practice and prosecution principles;   • An up-to-date understanding of relevant national and international criminal justice policies that affect the Office;   • Capacity to deal with complex matters relating to criminal prosecution;   • An ability to lead development of prosecutorial policy;    • A level of achievement as a barrister or solicitor which indicates that they are capable of meeting the professional demands of this very senior post;   This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.   Further information on this significant opportunity including details on how to apply, is available on    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 1 June, 2023.   If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sinead Dolan on     We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.  .

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