Recruitment 2017

Job Function:

We are recruiting a Deputy Project Manager (Statutory Instruments Project) for a fixed two year term (part time – 20 hours per week) to work on the Legislation Directory (LD), and specifically on the inclusion of statutory instruments in the LD which have not previously been included. For an overview of the LD, which is now an integrated part of the electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB), see http://www.lawreform.ie/legislation-directory.93.html. At present the LD for SIs includes all the changes made by SIs from 1997 onwards. Our initial target for this Statutory Instruments Project is to include in the LD all SIs from 1996 back to 1973, when Ireland joined the EU (and, if time permits, to proceed further back).

 

The work will involve reading each SI in the relevant years, and noting its effects on other legislation in a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet also records other details, for example the Act under which the SI was made (the enabling Act) and any collective citation of which it may be part. The Deputy Project Manager (Statutory Instruments Project) will check the spreadsheet for accuracy and completeness, upload it into the LD database, from which the LD for SIs is generated and send it to the eISB (Irish Statute book website) for publication. The LD on the eISB is updated about once a month. The team working on this needs to pay attention to detail and the work can be painstaking. It will result in a very good knowledge of the statute book, and confidence in reading, updating and finding the way through legislation.

 

The Deputy Project Manager(Statutory Instruments Project) will report to the Commission’s Access to Legislation Manager. He/she will assist with management of the two legal researchers assigned to this team. He/she will share responsibility for day to day management of the team to ensure stated objectives and targets are being met.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce the Legislation Directory and specifically the inclusion of statutory instruments in the Directory from 1996 to 1973 (and, if time permits, further back) to a standard of accuracy and completeness using necessary skills including ICT skills;
  • Assist with developing and implementing the Commission’s Access to Legislation business plan;
  • Ensure through supervision and regular checking of the work of the legal researchers assigned to this project that it is completed to a high standard and address any performance issues, if arising;
  • Develop the capability of others through feedback, coaching and creating opportunities for skills development;
  • Monitor, measure and report on the progress of the Access to Legislation team’s work;
  • Document methods and systems of the Access to Legislation work;
  • Undertake other duties as may be required from time to time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential Requirements:

Candidates must, on or before 1 January 2017, have:

  • An honours degree or an equivalent qualification (at least a Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in Law or a qualification, acceptable to the Law Reform Commission as equivalent, in which Law was taken as a major subject,
  • Have practical experience in conducting legal research including related to legislation,
  • Capacity to work using computer and online resources daily in dealing with complex strands of information including expertise in XML or similar markup language,
  • Ability to manage  the Commission’s Access to Legislation work to deliver stated outputs within required timelines and to a proven high standard of quality and accuracy,
  • Ability in people management, managing and leading others to develop their capability and maximise their performance.

Desirable requirements:

In addition candidates should possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the Commission’s Access to Legislation role and the necessity to provide the public with up to date accurate legislation online;
  • Ability to engage effectively within and outside the Commission to develop and maintain a network of contacts to facilitate problem solving or information sharing for the benefit of the Access to Legislation team;
  • Capacity  to contribute  to the development of the strategy and policy for the Access to Legislation team;
  • Ability to present information in a confident, logical and convincing manner.

Closing Date: Monday, 30th January 2017 at 17:00

Click here for Information Booklet and Application Form 

Click here for Information Booklet and Application Form in Irish

For further information please contact Ms Brid Rogers at 016377600