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Deputy College Solicitor


Job Length:Permanent


Firm:Trinity College Dublin

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Practice Area:In-House/ Public Sector

Web Address:http://www.tcd.ie

Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Deputy College Solicitor & Information Compliance Officer. This postholder will provide professional expert legal advice to the Provost, Secretary to the College, College Officers, Executive Officers and Senior Management of all academic, administrative and commercial areas across the University. It will be based in the Secretary’s Office, which is the statutory legal Officer of the College. The legal department within this office is headed up by the College Solicitor. The post will also be responsible for providing expert knowledge and legal advice on governance and regulatory matters to the Trinity Community.

The Deputy College Solicitor will be an authority in the following key legislative areas:

  • Administrative law
  • Contract law
  • Education law with particular focus on the proposed new HEA Act
  • Corporate law and governance
  • Employment and equality law.

This is a demanding and complex role which will require the skill and judgement of an experienced Solicitor. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s premier University with a long and impressive history in Academic teaching and research. There are three Faculties, twelve Schools, five Research Institutes, fifty-one Trinity Research Centres, five multi-disciplinary Teaching Units and sixty Service Areas.

Trinity has a combined staff and student population of in excess of 20,000 people so essentially operates as a small town with all the related services and commercial activity you would expect: shops, cafes, restaurants, catering service, accommodation, banking, postal service, gym, sports clubs, recreational clubs, theatre, pavilion bar, the Students Union, Graduation Students Union. Each area has its own specific legal needs which will require expert legal advice.

Post status:

  • Fixed-term contract – 5 year

Hours of post:

  • 35 hours per week


  • This appointment will be made on the Senior Administrative 3 Salary Scale (€86,268-€111,402 per annum) at a point in line with current Government pay policy.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please visit TCD online jobs portal to view the full job advert and specification. You will reach our application page by clicking the 'Apply'. Please be advised TCD only accept applications through their online portal. Applications must be made by the date and time specified. Late applications will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon 14 December 2022.

Please note that interviews will not be scheduled until the new year. At Trinity, they are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. They also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war. They are ranked third in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and they hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising their work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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