Legal Officer

Job Description

Vanrath are recruiting for a Legal Officer role on behalf of an independent public body within the Belfast area working on a temporary basis.

What's in it for you?

  • 37.5 hours Monday - Friday
  • Office based role
  • Temp, ongoing
  • £32,880 - £34,001
  • 28 days AL

About your next employer

The legal officer will report to a Senior Legal Officer and be a member of a team that provides legal services to complainants and potential complainants who believe that they have suffered unlawful discrimination.

What you will do

The duties of the post will include:

  • Advising actual or prospective claimants/complainants who believe that they may have suffered unlawful discrimination and who wish to pursue complaints to a Tribunal or Court.
  • Preparing documentation and reports on applications for assistance for submission to the Commission.
  • Gathering and assessing evidence to evaluate case merits and to help evaluate their strategic potential.
  • Preparing and drafting documentation relevant to the prosecution of cases including legal pleadings and witness statements on behalf of complainants as required.
  • Attending consultations, case management discussions, call overs, Tribunal, and court hearings.
  • Liaison with, and instruction of, barristers; attendance at court hearings and consultations.
  • Maintaining accurate progress records of all applications for assistance and funded cases (including updating all information on a database) in accordance with case management standards; Ensuring all work is carried out within allocated budgets; and reporting on the conduct of casework at regular reviews with the Senior Legal Officer
  • Undertaking legal project work as required; such as legal research; drafting information for use in publications (including ECNI website); preparation of statistical and other information on Commission assisted cases.

Essential Requirements

  • A law degree eg LLB or LLM, a degree in any other discipline plus a recognised professional legal qualification or experience in giving advice on employment matters or in the area of discrimination generally.
  • At least one year's post educational, employment experience in a legal environment.
  • Practical experience in the preparation of cases for presentation before a Court of Law and/or an Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal.
  • A good understanding of relevant anti-discrimination legislation and industrial relations practice.


To apply today contact Leanne Garrett in the strictest confidence.