Advertisement for Policy Development Officer

The Pensions Board is the statutory body responsible for regulating occupational pension schemes and personal retirement savings accounts in Ireland, and for advising the Minister for Social and Family Affairs on pension matters in general.

A vacancy has arisen for a one year fixed term contract position for the post of Policy Development Officer.

The Role
This senior temporary role involves providing advice on technical and policy related matters, preparing policy papers and formulating policy proposals on the development and regulation of pensions and related issues. The individual will represent the Board with external parties including Government and representative organisations.

The Person
In order to be able to contribute at a high level immediately upon joining the Board, a successful candidate will need to display that they have;

  • an appreciation of the broader socio-economic environment
  • strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • experience of preparation of policy advice and proposals in a relevant work environment
  • the ability to work well under pressure and
  • negotiating skills.

An understanding of pension issues is highly desirable but not essential. You should be flexible, able to provide policy advice and proposals to tight deadlines, and have a commitment to quality results.

This one year temporary appointment based in Dublin, is at Assistant Principal Officer Level which has a salary of €67,960 per annum.

Full details of the post and remuneration package are available from

Interested candidates should submit their full career details, stating how they meet the requirements for this position to:

Gregory Whelan
The Pensions Board
Verschoyle House
28 -30 Lower Mount Street
Dublin 2

Applications and requests for further information can be sent to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 April 2008.