Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Recruitment: Communications Officer

23rd December 2019

IPRT Communications Officer

Applications are now invited for the post of Communications Officer with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). This is a key function within the IPRT team, working to ensure that our comprehensive body of evidence-led research and policy reaches key audiences and influences 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. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 16th January 2020. Full details are available here.

About IPRT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for human rights and best practice in the penal system, and for progressive penal policy in which prison is a sanction of last resort. Our work is underscored by our strong commitment to combating social injustice. We have a track record of achieving big impact for a small organisation. We do this through a combination of research, advocacy, engagement, public affairs, events and working in alliance. Our strategic campaigns and communications work plays a central role in achieving our organisational goals.

About the Role

This is a high-paced proactive and reactive role, where every day will bring a new challenge and opportunity to influence penal reform. There is great scope for a dynamic person with a passion for communication and social justice advocacy to bring their creativity and ideas to the role. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate to work in a high profile, dynamic and effective non-governmental organisation.

In 2019, IPRT launched our new brand identity – comprising logo, website and design elements. We are an established voice in public debate on penal reform, and we enjoy strong attendance at our seminars and events. We have developed a comprehensive research and evidence base, which we are ready to bring to the next level. We are now seeking the right person to develop and implement strategies that maximise our existing tools and research to increase our reach and engagement across all of our target audiences.

For full details including role description and person specification, see here.

IPRT is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from people with criminal records. We don’t ask for information about convictions during the recruitment process.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 16th January 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview the week beginning Monday 27th January 2020.

Queries about the role should be directed to

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