Job Start Date: Immediate/as soon as possible (May/June 2023).
Duration: To provide temporary cover for Transparency Legal Advice Centre’s Managing Solicitor. The Managing Solicitor position is expected to be filled by July 2023. See the advertisement for the Managing Solicitor role here.
Pay: Depending on experience and qualifications. This is a Grade 5 position on the Transparency International Ireland Pay scale)
Location: 69 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1/Hybrid
Transparency Legal Advice Centre Overview
Transparency Legal Advice Centre (TLAC) is a not-for-profit, independent law centre registered with the Law Society of Ireland. We specialise in providing legal advice to workers in Ireland who are considering disclosing, or have already disclosed, suspected wrongdoing in their workplace under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 or as otherwise provided for in law. TLAC was established by Transparency International Ireland (TI Ireland), the Irish chapter of the global coalition against corruption to provide legal advice to clients referred to TLAC from TI Ireland’s Speak Up Helpline. We are a partner organisation of TI Ireland and work closely with them in advancing our charitable goals and advise them on matters of mutual concern.
Primary Purpose of the Role
TLAC urgently requires the services of a locum solicitor to fill a forthcoming temporary vacancy as Managing Solicitor. The locum will manage existing case files and ensure the smooth handover to the new Managing Solicitor. The Managing Solicitor position is expected to be filled by July 2023, but the services of the locum solicitor may be required to ensure the smooth handover of existing case files beyond this period. The locum solicitor will be expected to run the centre in pursuance of the charitable objectives of TLAC and will also collaborate with TI Ireland in pursuing those charitable objects and ensuring TLAC’s contractual commitments are met.
- The ideal candidate must be a qualified solicitor in possession of or can apply readily for a practicing certificate from the Law Society of Ireland.
- They must have post-qualification experience as a practicing solicitor.
- Knowledge of employment law, including protected disclosures, data protection law and anti-corruption law in Ireland.
- Experience managing a small team.
- Experienced in income generation and/or fundraising.
- Understanding of or experience with the compliance requirements of a charity.
- Professional or volunteer experience in a not-for-profit legal environment
Please send a CV and covering letter to Donncha Ó Giobúin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email enclosing your CV and covering letter should have [LS/2023] in the subject line.
It is essential that the covering letter concisely addresses (in no more than two pages):
- Motivation for applying for the position; and
- Relevant experience for the role.
The CV should ideally be two pages long. CVs longer than three pages will not be considered. Experience should be presented in reverse chronological order and the names and positions of two referees should be provided. Contact details of referees are not necessary at this stage.
The selection process will involve at least one interview and a written exercise.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Transparency Legal Advice Centre is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a work environment free from discrimination on grounds of gender, civil/marital status, family status, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, age or membership of the traveller community.
As part of any recruitment process, TLAC collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. TLAC is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. You can find more information in our Data Protection Policy.