Expressions of Interest


Independent Panel of Psychiatrists for the Parole Board.



The principal function of the Parole Board is to advise the Minister for Justice and Equality on the administration of long-term prison sentences. The Board is seeking applications from suitably qualified consultant psychiatrists in order to establish a panel to provide it, where necessary, with independent psychiatric reports in respect of certain prisoners who are being considered for parole.

The Board, by way of recommendations, advises the Minister of the prisoner's progress to date; the degree to which the prisoner has engaged with the various therapeutic services; and how best to proceed with the future administration of the sentence.

In certain cases, the Board seeks psychiatric reports to support its recommendations to the Minister. In those cases, the psychiatrist will be required to examine existing reports on the prisoner concerned and/or to visit him or her in the prison concerned.

Appendix A – This shows the Fee and expenses payable for providing a report for the Parole Board

Appendix B – This shows those prisons where this service is required. You are asked to indicate those prisons where you will be able to deliver the service.

Appendix C – This is the Application Form that you are asked to complete


Completed forms (Appendix  B and C) should be emailed to The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday September 28th 2018.


Appendix A - Parole Board Psychiatrists Fees and Expenses

Appendix B - Parole Board Psychiatrist Panel

Appendix C - Parole Board Psychiatrist Panel Application