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Job Opportunity: Human Rights Executive, Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland welcomes applications for the post of Human Rights Executive. The role will require the appointee to organise, manage and undertake the day-to-day activities of the Human Rights Committee and Legal Aid Task Force, to contribute to the Law Society Gazette, to undertake research and develop policies, to organise and develop human rights education initiatives for the legal profession, to project-manage large research projects in the areas of human rights and legal aid and to design, organise and run events relating to human rights. Details of the job specification, requirements and how to apply follow after the jump.

Responsibilities

 • To develop research ideas in the area of human rights, design research focus and methodology in consultation with the Human Rights Committee and Legal Aid Task Force

• To develop and maintain networks with national and international human rights bodies

• To assist in the development of human rights educational initiatives

• To assist members of the legal profession with human rights related queries

• To publish legal articles on human rights related issues

• To conduct research into human rights issues for dissemination to the profession, as briefing material for Society officers or as a basis for more in-depth reports

• To manage research teams including the conducting and/or supervision of research data and monitoring the writing-up for final publication

• To administer meetings and decisions of the Human Rights Committee and the Legal Aid Task Force including the writing of progress reports on the work of the Committee

• To plan for the future work of the Committee including budgetary needs

• To organise human rights events

• To stay current on policy and legal developments in the area of human rights

• To provide input into annual reports and budgets 

Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

• Completed or be undertaking a PhD in a field relevant to access to justice and human rights

• Experience of undertaking research/research management in terms of both design and implementation

• Knowledge and interest in access to justice and human rights law in Ireland or a related area

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Ability to write well for an audience of policy-makers and practitioners

• Strong interpersonal skills

• An interest in working with members of the legal profession

Evidence of ability to work independently, to strict deadlines and to manage research and personnel is desirable, as is experience of managing people, budgets and projects (such as organising events).

Applications

Applications should be sent to Maureen Seabrook, Human Resources Manager, Law Society of Ireland,

Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 or to m.seabrook@lawsociety.ie by Friday, 16th October.

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