Community Law & Mediation is Recruiting a Legal Officer  

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is one of the leading independent law centres in Ireland. Our legal team has represented clients for nearly 50 years in some of the ground-breaking human rights cases in Ireland.

We now wish to recruit a Legal Officer to support the work of CLM’s legal team.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone seeking experience in public interest and human rights law. Specifically, the Legal Officer will play an important role in supporting the legal team to provide legal advice and representation to clients in the area of social housing, social welfare, employment and equality cases.

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.

For more information, take a look at our website.


Further information

The role of Legal Officer has a start date of the 2nd September 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter). This is a 4 day week job and CLM is flexible as to how these hours are worked.  The position is fixed term (2 years), though it is hoped to secure sufficient funding to enable the role to be full time (5 days per week) and longer term.

Salary details are available on request and the direct line report is to the Housing and Social Welfare Solicitor.


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Please send completed application form and CV, as one document, by email to Mary Heavey at mary.heavey@communitylawandmediation.ie.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, 29 July 2024. Interviews will be held on the week commencing 5 August 2024.

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 Mary Heavey: mary.heavey@communitylawandmediation.ie