Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: Solicitor & Public Sector Duty Manager

Opportunities now exists with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission for the positions of Solicitor (Assistant Principal) and Public Sector Duty Manager (Assistant Principal).

Solicitor (Assistant Principal) - deadline 3pm, 19 March 2020

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Solicitor will be directly responsible for the management of a significant body of legal casework. In addition to a large litigation brief, the role will include responsibility for legal advice on, and undertaking, compliance and enforcement functions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or be entitled to be enrolled and have applied for enrolment;

  • Have at least three years’ satisfactory relevant post-qualification experience as a solicitor, including litigation experience and experience in equality and /or human rights law.

  • Have the capacity to undertake high volumes of work to strict deadlines under pressure.

More information can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet

Applications should be made online through

Public Sector Duty Manager (Assistant Principal) - deadline 5pm, 30 March 2020

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the “Commission”) is seeking to appoint a Public Sector Duty Manager who will lead the Commission’s work in promoting and supporting the effective implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty across the public service. 

Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act, 2014 imposes a statutory obligation on public bodies in performing their functions to have regard to the need to: eliminate discrimination; provide equality of opportunity and treatment for staff and persons to whom it provides services; and protect the human rights of staff and service users. 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and self-reliant in managing teams and tasks. They will be keen to take the initiative in developing and progressing projects. They will have a strong understanding of equality and human rights issues in organisational settings. They will also have excellent communication, negotiation and relationship management skills with the ability to fully engage with a range of stakeholders. 

Further information on this role is available in the Candidate Information Booklet.


All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Mazars Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.



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