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Director of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland

REF: IRC219522

DEPARTMENT: Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland

SALARY: £181,566

LOCATION: Public Prosecution Service Headquarters, 91 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 3JR

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: 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. The role demands an individual of the highest calibre and integrity.

Applicants must be a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least ten years standing or be a solicitor of the Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland with at least ten 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 and to apply, please click on the links below. 

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 IRC219522.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 20th October 2017.

The Public Prosecution Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.