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Job Vacancies : 02 November 2020

Job Opportunities: Legal Research Executives in the Courts Service

Job Opportunities: Legal Research Executives in the Courts Service

The Courts Service of Ireland is looking to hire suitably qualified legal professionals to fill three Executive Legal Officer roles within the Legal Research and Library Service:

  1. Knowledge Management Lead
  2. Education Lead
  3. Legislation and European Union Research Lead

These positions are at Higher Executive Officer level and are Dublin based. 

To apply, please send a completed application form (details below) for the specific position(s) to careers@courts.ie by 12:00 noon on Friday, 20 November 2020.

Requirements

Candidates for the Legislation and European Union Research Lead and the Knowledge Management Lead must, on or before 20 November 2020, be in possession of the following:

  • hold an honours degree (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) with at least 2.1 honours and a recognised legal professional qualification, for example, a qualified Solicitor or Barrister.

Candidates for the Education Lead position must, on or before 20 November 2020, be in possession of the following:

  • hold an honours degree (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) with at least a 2.1 honours and a proven track record in academia and education.

Candidates for these positions should demonstrate:

  • demonstrate people management abilities and be competent to drive performance and motivate teams;
  • demonstrate specialist in–depth and up–to–date knowledge of Irish, European and international law and the respective legal systems, including contemporary statute and case law;
  • demonstrate an understanding of Court Rules and Procedures;
  • demonstrate excellent legal research skills and have experience of undertaking legal research projects and services either in terms of professional experience, academic or professional studies;
  • demonstrate an ability to lead and develop teams in the provision of legal research projects and services;
  • demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills;
  • possess high level ICT skills required for legal research purposes and be familiar with the use of commercial and open–access online electronic law resources;
  • have an ability to work independently at a high level while also leading a team.

Candidates should demonstrate that they have the ability to carry out successfully the duties of the role, as well as the general skills and competencies required of a Higher Executive Officer in the Civil Service.

Further information on each of these roles can be found on the Courts Service website here: courts.ie/careers