Resident Member Vacancy: ACJRD Seek New Manager

23 March 2022

Resident Carmichael member the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development are recruiting a Manager. 



Job Title Manager of the Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD)

The Manager is responsible for the management and direction of ACJRD within the context of the business plan. The Manager is accountable for delivering the business plan and for the day to day running and management of the organisation’s business under delegated authority from the Council.

The Manager reports to the Chairperson/CEO and Council of ACJRD.

The staffing of the office comprises one manager and an administrative assistant.


Location ACJRD operates a hybrid working model. The post holder will be based at the Carmichael Centre, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7 D07 E8XF and will be required to spend at least 2 days per week in the office.

The post holder may be required to periodically visit locations within Ireland in relation to fulfilling the requirements of the post, for which appropriate travel and subsistence allowances will be paid.



The Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) seeks to promote reform, development and effective operation of the criminal justice system.

It does so mainly by providing a forum where experienced personnel can discuss ways of working in an informal setting, by promoting study and research in the field of criminal justice and by promoting the highest standards of practice by professionals associated with criminal justice.

Its activities are designed to lead to increased mutual understanding and provide insights into the problems with which all are confronted. In opening unofficial channels of communication, it improves co-operation between the various parts of the criminal justice system.

The ACJRD is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Primary funding is provided by the Department of Justice, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Irish Prison Service and Irish Probation Service. For additional information please see website

Key Role Responsibilities: 1.       Drive, manage and implement the yearly business plan within budget.

2.       Manage day- to-day operations of ACJRD in an efficient and effective manner.

3.       Ensure that budget is submitted in a timely manner to the funding organisations and to respond to any queries from funders.

4.       Develop and implement an effective membership strategy.

5.       Report regularly to the Council on the management, budget, status of agreed actions and governance.

6.       Develop and design a quarterly newsletter/ejournal that will stimulate the professional growth and membership of the ACJRD.

7.       Support the work of ACJRD council and subcommittees

8.       Organise and oversee events on behalf of ACJRD including launches, conferences and prepare conference reports etc.

9.       Develop, update and maintain the ACJRD website and other approved social media forums, so that it increases the visibility of ACJRD within the criminal justice system.


The above description is not intended to be comprehensive list of all the duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.


Essential Role Requirements:  

Candidates must have:


1.       A good general education standard.

2.       Recent experience of working in the charity sector.

3.       A minimum of three years satisfactory experience in a managerial /organisational role.

4.       Experience of leading and directing staff with a focus on performance and results.

5.       Experience in managing budgeting and accounts.

6.       Good understanding of the criminal justice system and public policy development and how it can be influenced.

7.       A good knowledge of information management systems and good organisational skills.

8.       Well-developed information technology skills and a sound knowledge of computer software applications e.g., spreadsheets, word processing, database and website applications and online conferencing.

9.       A demonstrated understanding and experience of managing budgets and financial reporting in addition to a working knowledge of policy development and strategic planning (or the ability to quickly acquire the later).

10.   Knowledge and/or experience of the policy work or the ability to quickly acquire that knowledge.



Personal Attributes  

·         Dynamic person with personal initiative and leadership skills.

·         Able to work independently on their own initiative and as a member of a team.

·         Effective communication, interpersonal and administration skills, with the ability to interact at all levels across various departments and agencies either in the public or voluntary sectors.

·         Good strategic thinker with capacity to see the big picture.

·         Consistent, thorough and tenacious.

·         Strong team player who can work with a variety of stakeholder groups

·         Good understanding of the criminal justice system and public policy development and how it can be influenced.

·         Excellent writing and reporting skills.



Principal Conditions of Service Tenure: 12 months *


Salary: €34,320 per annum


Working hours: 30 hours per week


Annual Leave: A ‘pro- rata’ annual leave policy applies which is aligned with the number of days worked per week.


* A probationary period of six months applies.

The tenure may be extended.




E-mail contact details:
Closing Date: Monday 28 March 2022


Please submit a CV and cover letter.