Be part of progressing equality for persons with disabilities in Ireland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will be the independent monitoring mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which Ireland ratified in March 2018.

The Commission now invites applications for membership of a Disability Advisory Committee which will:

  • assist and advise the Commission on the adequacy and effectiveness of law and practice in Ireland relating to the protection of people with disabilities; and
  • advise the Commission on the fulfilment of its CRPD independent monitoring role.

The Disability Advisory Committee will have 12 members, 3 will be members of the Commission and 9 will be appointed through this public recruitment process.

Disability Advisory Committee members will be appointed for a three-year period from December 2018 – December 2021. During this period, Ireland will produce its first report to the United Nations CRPD Committee on its implementation of the Convention.

At least half of the members of the Disability Advisory Committee will be persons with disabilities as defined in the Disability Act 2005 including people with an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment.


To apply, please send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae together with a supporting cover letter, outlining why you are interested in this role and providing evidence of how you believe you meet the essential role requirements and any technical expertise requirements that are set out in the information booklet below.

Disability Advisory Committee: Information Booklet. (PDF)

Disability Advisory Committee: Information Booklet (Word)

Disability Advisory Committee: Information Booklet (Irish)

Disability Advisory Committee: Information Booklet, Easy to Read version 

Please submit an electronic or paper application or an application in another text, audio or video format to Sonya Boyce, Mazars Block 3, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2.

You may submit your application in English, Irish or Irish Sign Language.

If you require this document in an accessible format or require any other reasonable accommodations, please email disabilityadvisorycommittee@ihrec.ie.

If you wish to identify yourself as a person with disability in this recruitment, please sign and date the Declaration Form and submit this with your Curriculum Vitae and supporting cover letter. This information will only be used for the purpose of this recruitment. In line with data protection requirements, the personal information of all unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed following the completion of the recruitment process.


Information Booklet [PDF]



Self Declaration Form [PDF]



Advert: Easy-to-Read Version [PDF]



Further Information

For more information about CRPD and the Disability Advisory Committee, please visit ihrec.ie/crpd or  email disabilityadvisorycommittee@ihrec.ie.

Closing date: 30th October 2018 at 5pm Irish time.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to be held at the IHREC office in Dublin between 19th – 23rd November 2018.