Solicitor, Office of Corporate and Legal Affairs

University College Cork
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:€78,565- €103,495
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Solicitor, Office of Corporate and Legal Affairs

Specific Purpose Part Time Post (0.6FTE, 3 days per week)

(anticipated duration 12 months)

This is an exciting opportunity to join UCC's in-house legal team who provide a wide range of legal services to ensure the supports the delivery of the University's strategic plan, provides a framework for good governance, enables innovation and enhances the reputation of the University.

All solicitors carry a varied portfolio of work and each solicitor is aligned to a specific college or functional area(s). A vacancy now exists for a solicitor to work maternity leave cover in UCC's Office of Corporate & Legal Affairs

The successful candidate, reporting to the Head of Legal and Director of Legal & Information Compliance, will participate in the roles and responsibilities of the Legal & Information Compliance unit including:

  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts and other legal documentation;
  • Provide clear and concise explanations of legal issues to UCC staff at all levels;
  • Support and advice on complaints, investigations, discipline and legal resolution of UCC's affairs.
  • Work as part of the inter-disciplinary team, providing high quality and pragmatic legal advice as requested;
  • Input into the development and review of policies and procedures in accordance with UCC's policy framework;
  • Deliver and provide support and/or training to members of UCC on legal and procedural matters where required;
  • Be proactive in contributing to legal risk management for UCC.
  • The work in this role is diverse and challenging and will provide the successful candidate with interesting experience across a broad range of subjects and the opportunity to develop their skills, and knowledge while being a part of a high-performing, agile group of professionals that strive for excellence daily.

    The Office of Corporate and Legal Affairs operates a hybrid working model in accordance with the University's Remote Working Policy. https: // www. UMTApproved22-2.pdf

    For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https: // The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Jonathan Hurley, Head of Legal. Email: [email protected]

    For further information on the Department please see https: // www.

    UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.

    We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiatives at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

    Appointment may be made on the Admin I (Grade 7) Salary Scale (pro-rata 0.6 FTE): €78,565- €103,495 (Scale B) / €75,862 - €98,318 (Scale A))

    Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy .

    Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title.

    Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 9th April 2024.

    No late applications will be accepted.


    Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

    Contact Person : Jonathan Hurley, Head of Legal Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 075771 Contact Number : Close Date : 09-Apr-2024 12:00

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