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  • Policy Officer (AO). Closing date: 12 noon – Friday, 26 November 2021

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is now recruiting for a role in our Policy unit. 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.

More information can be found on www.ocojobs.com

  • Beyond Limits Youth Advisors Coordinator

Beyond Limits; Empowering Young People with Disabilities, was an event first run by the OCO in 2019. Almost 1,000 people travelled to Croke Park, Dublin for the first large-scale fully accessible event created for children with disabilities.

Beyond Limits is an opportunity for children and young people with disabilities to talk about the issues important to them, to hear from other people with disabilities about their experiences and achievements, and to learn about technology or services available to children with disabilities.

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is seeking a person/organisation who can work with us to support, coordinate, resource and facilitate the Beyond Limits Youth Advisors Group. This group will be made up of eight young people with various disabilities.

The BL Youth Advisors will be vital in organising Beyond Limits 2022. It is important that this event is designed with the needs of young people in mind, and that the content is informed by what young people themselves want to see, experience and learn about.

The deadline for applications for this contract is 30th November 2021.

See full details here BL Youth Advisors Proposal

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Applicants with Disabilities

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.