Legal Clerical Officer (Part-time Contract)

Job Description

Legal Clerical Officer (Part-Time 3 Day Week)

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (8 months)
Department: Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Purpose of role: Advise, support and represent members in a wide range of employment related matters


The position is three days per week and the contract is from 1st Jan. to 31st August 2023 (8 months).
The successful applicant will join a dynamic team, committed to achieving the objectives and supporting members on legal, industrial relation and equality matters, providing practical support to members by way of advising on queries and representing members in a wide range of employment related matters. The temporary Official will carry out such duties as may be assigned by the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality and/or Senior Official, under the overall direction of the General Secretary.

Main duties and responsibilities
• Managing assigned casework within the section’s policies and management structures
• Representing members individually and collectively in a range of forums – including at Board of Management meetings, Teaching Council, Workplace Relations Commission, and such other forums as may be required
• Researching, preparing, drafting and editing correspondence/emails and submissions to a very high standard
• Advising members on legal, employment and industrial relations matters including by telephone, through correspondence and at meetings
• Representing members and/or the with other agencies or organisations
• Designing and delivering modules for training
• Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and case law affecting members’ conditions of employment and industrial relations
• Such administrative duties – including filing – as may be necessary for effective organisation of work
• Carrying out any such other projects, tasks and duties as may be assigned by the relevant Assistant General Secretary under the overall direction of the General Secretary.

The successful candidate will have:
• A relevant third level qualification and a minimum of five years’ professional experience
• A thorough understanding of current educational, legal, industrial relations and equality issues affecting members
• Excellent work ethic, capacity to act on own initiative within overall line management structure, and a positive “can do” attitude and approach to work
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including commitment to work effectively and co-operatively in a team environment
• Excellent oral communication skills, including the capacity to present cases effectively on behalf of members and address various groups, for example at seminars and/or union meetings
• Excellent drafting and editing skills, including the ability to write to a very high standard
• Strong organisational and time management skills including the capacity to manage priorities and deadlines calmly and in a competent manner
• Project management skills to ensure that a task is taken through all necessary stages to successful completion
• Proficient IT and research skills
• Willingness to work flexibly including when required/requested outside of normal working hours

For this post, you are required to have a car available for your use on business.



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