Work to help promote children’s rights and welfare


Participation and Rights Education Officer (EO)

The OCO has a dedicated Participation and Rights Education Unit, which plays a key role in giving effect to a range of obligations that the Ombudsman for Children has in the context of the OCO’s statutory function to promote children’s rights and welfare (Section 7 of the 2002 Act). Core areas of the Unit’s work concern the design and delivery of a children’s rights awareness and education programme for children and third level students, dedicated initiatives to consult with children and to highlight their views and concerns and working closely with the OCO’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). 

Closing Date:  12 noon,  Wednesday, 24th August 2022


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To apply please submit your completed Application Form to the link below:

Applications would be welcome from persons with disabilities who meet the job requirements. It is the policy of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to ensure that recruitment and selection activity is carried out in accordance with our principles of fairness, equality and merit-based selection. We will ensure that all applications are fully considered on the basis of abilities, qualifications, and suitability for the work in question.

We are also happy to make all reasonable efforts to accommodate any requirements for special needs which applicants might have in order to enable applicants to participate fully and fairly in the selection process.

If you are shortlisted for interview or other selection tests, we will ask you to let us know of any specific requirements you have related to any disability.