Republic of Ireland
fundamental function of the Director of Public Prosecutions is the direction
and supervision of public prosecutions and related criminal matters. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is
seeking a senior lawyer with the necessary vision, experience and executive
management skills for this important leadership position.
the Director, the Deputy Director will provide strategic leadership as the key driver of
change in the organisation. The Deputy
will be required to take leadership and managerial responsibility for the
effective and efficient delivery of prosecution service across the four
divisions within the Office of the DPP and through strong strategic engagement
with key external stakeholders including State Solicitors, Counsel and the
responsibilities of the Deputy Director include:
supporting the Director in the performance of
the Director’s duties as outlined in the Prosecution of Offences Act 1974;
the role of Accounting Officer, including accountability for budget and
expenditure for the Office and engagement with the C&AG and with the
Public Accounts Committee as required.
The successful candidate will:
Be a qualified Barrister/Solicitor
Have practiced as a barrister or solicitor for at least five
years out of the last ten years at a level of achievement expected for
this senior post.
Extensive legal professional experience at an appropriately
A high level of drive and resilience and a strong commitment to
improving the criminal justice system for all who use it;
The ability to lead strategic organisational and/or sectoral
Outstanding communications and influencing skills with an ability
to effectively represent the Office sectorally, nationally and
internationally, on a wide variety of criminal justice issues.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications
is 3pm on Thursday 11th August, 2022.
engaged the services of a Search Partner to work on this recruitment process.
If you feel you would benefit from a confidential
discussion about this opportunity, please contact Aoife Lyons on email@example.com
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to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine