Community Law & Mediation is Recruiting a Chief Operating Officer.

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is at an exciting stage of development. The organisation has grown in the last 5 years and its current strategy envisages further growth.

As a result, we wish to recruit a dynamic leader to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). This senior leadership role will direct the operational activities of the organisation.

The COO will strengthen CLM’s capability to implement its strategy and this role is an opportunity to shape a growing and dynamic organisation.

While ultimate accountability to the Board rests with the CEO, lead responsibility for key organizational goals will be split between the two roles. The COO will also deputize for the CEO as needed.

As COO, you will be working closely with the CEO whose role has also changed to reflect this new structure. As the first COO of CLM, you will have the scope to design and grow the role over time.

About CLM

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is a community based, independent law centre and charity providing services nationwide and operating in two locations: Dublin and Limerick. It was founded in 1975 and assists almost 6,000 people/issues annually through its services, which include free legal advice and representation; information and education; and mediation and conflict coaching.

CLM also campaigns for law reform, and for the safeguarding of rights already enshrined in law.

In 2021, CLM set up the Centre for Environmental Justice, the first of its kind in Ireland. The Centre aims to empower and equip individuals, community groups and organisations to challenge environmental injustice using the law. This includes representing clients in climate litigation cases.

For more information, take a look at our website.

Further information

The role of COO has a start date of the 2nd September (or as soon as possible thereafter). CLM are flexible as to whether this is a 5 day or 4 day week role.  If the candidate wishes to work a 4 day week, salary, leave and benefits will be reduced on a pro rata basis. The position is fixed term (2 years), though it is hoped to secure sufficient funding to enable the role to be longer term.  

Salary details are available on request and the direct line report is to the CEO of CLM. 

For full details of the role, please click the link below:

To download the application form, please click the link below:

Please send completed application form and CV, as one document, by email to Rose Wall at  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm 15th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 22nd July 2024 and will include a short presentation on an area relevant to the role. 

Community Law & Mediation is an equal opportunities employer. 

To view CLM’s fair processing notice, please click here. 

Further Information 
Please direct any questions to Rose Wall: