Senior Executive Solicitor in Corporate Law
  • Post Date : June 8, 2024
  • Apply Before : February 15, 2024
  • Salary: €150 - €200 / Monthly
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  • Job ID 8382
  • Career Level  Others

Job Description

Job title: Senior Executive Solicitor

Employer: Wicklow County Council

Location: Wicklow

Closing Date: 3pm 31st of August

Salary: Starting from €72,515

About the Employer:

Wicklow County Council is the Authority responsible for Local Government in County Wicklow with its corporate headquarters located at County Buildings, Wicklow Town.

Wicklow County Council performs a significant role in shaping the strategic vision of the County. It provides a diverse, comprehensive and evolving range of services to citizens, businesses and visitors to the County which include the provision of housing, planning, development, environmental, transportation, enterprise, leisure and community services with a focus on making the County, our towns and countryside attractive places to live work and invest. The County plays a key role in supporting economic development and enterprise at a local level.

About the Role:

The Senior Executive Solicitor is a management position within the local authority service and will be required to work under the supervision and direction of the Law Agent/ Senior Solicitor. The Senior Executive Solicitor provides a comprehensive service to the County Council in the entire area of local government law including without being exhaustive conveyancing, litigation, dispute resolution, procurement and commercial and EU law.

Duties of the role:

While the duties may vary between local authorities the following describes typical legal and management duties which might be associated with the role.

• Providing general legal advice on all matters, in particular statutory and regulatory matters, as required;

• Providing legal services and advices on:

• Conveyancing services / Compulsory Purchase Orders / Leasing

• Regulatory / Code Enforcement in the areas of:

▪ Planning

▪ Building Control

▪ Fire Safety

▪ Environmental issues (including waste management, litter and air pollution)

▪ Animals

▪ Housing/landlords and tenants

▪ Sanitary/dangerous structures

▪ Derelict sites

• Judicial Review

• Debt Collection

• Advisory Services to other Departments as required

• Commercial, Arbitration and EU Law and Procurement

• Civil Litigation


• The duties will be consistent with the provision and management of legal services that are responsive to the changing requirements of the client Departments within their jurisdiction.

• The holder of the post will if required act for an officer of a higher grade.

About You:

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has declared that the qualifications for the position of Senior Executive Solicitor are as set out hereunder:


Each candidate must be of good character.


Each candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Education, Training, Experience etc.

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:

Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms for the office –

(a) have been admitted and enrolled as a Solicitor in the State;

(b) have at least five years’ satisfactory experience as a Solicitor, including adequate experience of conveyancing and court work, after admission and enrolment as a Solicitor;

(c) possess a high standard of professional training and experience; and

(d) have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation.

Candidates must:

• Have the knowledge and ability to discharge the duties of the post concerned

• Be suitable on grounds of character

• Be suitable in all other relevant respects for appointment to the post concerned

• The holder of the office will be required to hold a valid Irish/EU full driving licence for class B vehicles or a licence acceptable to NDLS for exchange, free from endorsement and disqualification and will be required to provide their own transport to carry out his/her duties.

• And if successful, they will not be appointed to the post unless they:

o Agree to undertake the duties attached to the post and accept the conditions under which the duties are, or may be required to be, performed

o Are fully competent and available to undertake, and fully capable of undertaking, the duties attached to the position.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act