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Policy Officer (AO)

The OCO invites applications from interested candidates who share our commitment to advancing the rights and welfare of children and young people under 18 years in Ireland. The role of Policy Officer is a key role in the OCO’s Policy Unit and the successful candidate will play an important role in supporting the OCO to make high quality, authoritative contributions to developments in legislation and public policy affecting children and young people under 18 years living in Ireland.

Closing Date: 12 noon - Friday 26th of November


We are not accepting CV's for this competition, please submit your completed Application Form only.

Application Form (Download)

Job Information Booklet (Download) 

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.