Official vacancy in Legal and Industrial Relations

Job title: Official
Contract type: Temporary. Fixed term contract
Department: Legal & Industrial Relations
Purpose of role: Advise, support and represent members in a wide range of employment related matters
Line manager: Senior Official/Assistant General Secretary/Director of Legal & Industrial Relations
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Working environment: Normal place of work is Head Office, 35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Remote/hybrid working can be accommodated in accordance with INTO policy

Overview of the role
Applications are invited for a temporary (Fixed Term contract) Official position in the INTO.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic team, committed to achieving the INTO’s objectives and supporting members on legal and industrial relation matters, providing practical support to members by way of advising on queries and representing members in a wide range of employment related matters. The temporary Official will carry out such duties as may be assigned by the Assistant General Secretary/ Director of Legal and Industrial Relations and/or Senior Official, under the overall direction of the General Secretary.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant third level qualification and a minimum of five years’ professional experience;
  • A thorough understanding of current educational, legal and industrial relations issues affecting members;
  • A strong understanding of the INTO and its key priorities;
  • Excellent work ethic, capacity to act on own initiative within overall line management structure, and a positive ‘can do’ attitude and approach to work;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including commitment to work effectively and co-operatively in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including the capacity to present cases effectively on behalf of INTO members and address various groups within the INTO, for example at seminars and/or union meetings;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills, including the ability to write to a very high standard;
  • Strong organisational and time management skills including the capacity to manage priorities and deadlines calmly and in a competent manner;
  • Project management skills to ensure that a task is taken through all necessary stages to successful completion;
  • Proficient IT and research skills;
  • Willingness to work flexibly including when required/requested outside of normal working hours;
  • Commitment to providing a quality service to INTO members and contributing to the progress of INTO objectives, policies and services;
  • Capacity and willingness to work across all departments of the office if so, assigned by the General Secretary.

You are required to hold a valid full driving licence and to continue to hold such a licence during your employment with INTO. You are required to have a car available for your use on INTO business. Travel and subsistence rates are paid in accordance with public service rates and conditions.

A letter of application (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact details of two referees, should be submitted by email only no later than noon on Monday, 22 January 2024 to

Full job description and terms and conditions are available on request.