12th September 2022
*The deadline for applications has passed. Please do not apply for this role as your application will not be considered.*
Applications are invited for the role of Project Coordinator of the Irish Penal Reform Trust’s (IPRT) Children and Families Initiative. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing IPRT’s Children and Families Initiative over a three-year period. Extended closing date for all applications is 12 noon Monday 12 September 2022. Full details here.
The Irish Penal Reform Trust Ltd (IPRT) is Ireland’s leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort. IPRT is committed to the progressive reform of the penal system based on evidence-led policies. Our work is underscored by our commitment to combating social injustice and our model of change is to effect policy reforms and initiatives at the highest level to have the greatest impact for the largest number of people. Over many years our small team have punched well above our weight, delivering positive change and policy solutions.
About the Role
IPRT has secured dedicated funding for a new Project Coordinator to coordinate and implement this Initiative focusing on children and families impacted by parental or familial imprisonment. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for driving an exciting three-year programme of reform for people in prison and their children and families, building on the work already achieved by IPRT’s Children and Families Initiative (established in 2020). The overarching goal of the project will be to tackle intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and imprisonment through supporting family relationships and return from prison to the community. This will be done through design and delivery of a detailed programme of strategic actions, focused on bringing about and embedding long-term change.
More specifically, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for progressing the work of the existing Action for Children and Families of Prisoners Network and advocating for implementation of recommendations in IPRT’s Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland (2021) report.
The position is full time (35 hours per week, exclusive of breaks) for a three-year fixed-term contract. The successful candidate will undergo a six-month probationary period. IPRT is currently introducing and trialling a hybrid working policy so there will be an option to work from home for part of the working week.
Applications will be shortlisted by the interview panel only if fully completed, and must contain: