Higher Legal Executive
Vacancy Type:
Practice or Client:
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Organisation

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“IHREC”) was established in 2014 through the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 to protect and promote human rights and equality and to encourage the development of a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding in the State.

The staff of the Commission work in four teams: Policy & Research, Strategic Engagement, Legal and Corporate Services. Permanent staff of the Commission are civil servants in the service of the State. The Commission now seeks suitably qualified individuals to join its Legal team in the role of Higher Legal Executive.

The Role

The Higher Legal Executive will play a central role in the development and management of the Legal Department’s support staff and office systems. The main responsibilities of the Higher Legal Executive will include day-to-day responsibilities and arranging and delivering paralegal support to a team of litigation solicitors.

Further Information

Further information on this role, including a Candidate Information Booklet, is available at www.mazars.ie.

All enquiries relating to these roles should be directed by telephone to +353 (1) 449 4400.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the IHREC.

Your Application

Applications are to be submitted online and must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the role and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role;
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is an equal opportunities employer.

Deadline for applications: Friday 26th July 2019 at 5.00pm Irish time (GMT).

Qualification Level:
Level 7
Required Experience:

Essential Requirements

Candidates must hold, on or before 26th July 2019

  • A relevant third level legal qualification at minimum requirement Level 7 or higher in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent; and
  • A minimum of three years relevant professional experience in litigation as a legal executive in a legal practice, whether in the public or private sector;

Strong managerial and organisational skills;Strong oral and written communication skills;

Strong computer skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Membership of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent membership/professional experience in State Legal Services;
  • Strong organisational skills, including staff and task allocation, records management and budgets;
  • Experience of Lexcel accredited systems;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated decision-making skills;
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and allocation of tasks;
  • An excellent capacity to develop, manage and maintain effective working relationships;
  • A good track record of working effectively in teams in a multidisciplinary environment;
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