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Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland

REF: IRC226342

DEPARTMENT: Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland

SALARY: £145,614

LOCATION: PPS Headquarters, 91 Chichester St, Belfast

The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) was established in June 2005 by the commencement of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 and is the principal prosecuting authority in Northern Ireland. The PPS sits at the heart of the criminal justice system through taking decisions to prosecute in cases investigated by the police in Northern Ireland, and considering cases investigated by other statutory authorities, such as HM Revenue and Customs. 

The Attorney General is seeking applications for this prestigious post. Accordingly, the role demands an individual of the highest calibre, integrity and repute. 

Applicants must be a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least seven years’ standing or be a solicitor of the Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland with at least seven years’ standing. The successful applicant will have an excellent knowledge of criminal law and practice; and the ability to apply it to the most serious and difficult cases. 

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. 

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC226342. 

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 23rd February 2018. 

The Public Prosecution Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.