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 Legal Executive.

The Role

The Legal Executive will play a central role in provision of organisational and legal support to the Legal team. The main responsibilities will include day-to-day practice management such as supporting the Higher Legal Executive in delivering effective and efficient systems that underpin the Legal Department and arranging and delivering paralegal support to a team of litigation solicitors such as preparing papers for litigation before the superior courts and Workplace Relations Commission.

Further Information

Further information on this role, including a Candidate Information Booklet, is available at

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 6
Required Experience:

Essential Requirements

Candidates must hold, on or before 26th July 2019

  • A relevant third level legal qualification at minimum requirement Level 6 or higher in the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent; and
  • A minimum of one-year relevant professional experience in a legal practice or equivalent, 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;
  • 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;
  • Litigation experience as a Legal Executive especially in the superior courts and/or the Workplace Relations Commission; and
  • Experience in the use of appropriate technology e.g. electronic case management systems and other ICT applications commonly used in a modern law office.
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