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Working with the Courts Service

My role in the Courts Service has given me the invaluable insight in the inner workings of the Irish legal system
Ciaran Cavanagh, Judicial Assistant, High Court – Trinity College of Dublin, Graduate of Law
My role in the Courts Service has given me the invaluable insight in the inner workings of the Irish legal system
Ciaran Cavanagh, Judicial Assistant, High Court – Trinity College of Dublin, Graduate of Law

We offer a multitude of jobs with excellent career opportunities. Our staff are mostly employed at civil service grades where there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and career development, but we also employ a large number of staff in specialist posts in areas of Law, IT, HR, Project Management, Accounting and many more areas of expertise.

The work we undertake on a daily basis is topical and current, the cases brought to court often appear in the news and newspapers. There is a wide variety of interesting work undertaken in the Courts Service.

Some of the legal facing roles in the Courts Service include:

  • Judicial Assistant - the Judicial Assistant works with the judge. Among his/her duties is to undertake legal research for the judge and to announce the arrival and departure of the judge in court.
  • Researcher - research legislation and previous judgements at the request of the judiciary. They undertake research projects, review new case law and legislation. They prepare legal handbooks, conference papers and articles for the judiciary.
  • Registrar/Court Clerk - The Registrar/Court Clerk sits in front of the judge and records orders made by the judge. He/she is responsible for administrative matters and is in charge of court documents and exhibits. They also record the names of witnesses, swears in the jury and records the decision of the case.
  • Executive Legal Officer - Provide administrative support, undertake legal research, prepare material for speeches, lectures and forewords, makes logistical arrangements for conferences etc.
  • Judicial Secretary - provides secretarial typing service to judges, and manages and organises the diary of the judge.
  • Solicitor - the General Solicitor assumes the legal identity of a Ward/Minor and carries out all necessary legal and property management work on their behalf. They also develop policies and strategies within the office.
  • Court Messenger  - provides support to the County Registrar in his/her capacity as sheriff and under the terms of the Enforcement of Court Orders Act.

Having a background in law or a law degree is not a requirement for all roles in the Courts Service. You may wish to work in a generalist role as a civil servant where you can work directly with the public or work in a department that supports the work of the courts.

If you are a student, a graduate, just starting your career, changing your career or an experienced professional in your field of expertise we have a role for you in the Courts Service.

Current Vacancies: ICT

Current Vacancies: ICT

Systems Administrator (EO)

This role reports to the Experienced Systems Administrator and is ideal for a person that wants to develop their skills and career in an ICT environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the design, build, management and support of infrastructure and cyber security services that underpin the organisation’s digital services. Responsibilities also include assisting in the analysis and definition of requirements for the migration of legacy technologies to modern solutions and the implementation of these projects. You will be required to think laterally to dissect a problem into its component parts to identify and diagnose root causes, allowing problem resolution.

Further information on this role and details on how to apply can be found here.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on 20 October 2022

Experienced Business Analysts (HEO)

The Courts Service is hiring for multiple Experienced Analysts. These roles report to an Applications Lead and are responsible for performing analysis, design and development of new digital solutions using bespoke and commercial off-the-shelf software.  Responsibilities also include the analysis and definition of requirements for the migration of legacy technologies to modern solutions and the implementation of these projects, and the support and maintenance of digital services.  These roles will work alongside the Applications team members, other ICT teams, contractors, vendors and business stakeholders.

Further information on the role and details on how to be apply can be found here.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on 20 October 2022

Data Analyst / Experienced Business Intelligence Developer (HEO)

This role reports to the Business Intelligence Team Lead and is responsible for performing analysis, design, and the implementation of Business Intelligence solutions. The position suits a well-rounded Business Intelligence Developer, who is equally comfortable in ETL, database development, data warehousing, and data visualization. You will work closely with the Data and Development Teams, other ICT teams, contractors, vendors, and business stakeholders. You should be hands-on in the development of proofs-of-concept, pilot and production Business Intelligence Solutions, have a broad knowledge of technologies, particularly in the Business Intelligence space and have excellent client – facing and internal communication skills.

Further information on the role and details on how to be apply can be found here.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on 12 October 2022.

Why Choose Us

The benefits of working in the Courts Service include:

  • Flexible Working
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Career Development
  • Internal Mobility
  • Training
  • Professional Development
  • Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Structured salary Progression
  • Excellent Superannuation Scheme
  • We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Your learning journey starts when we welcome you onboard with our induction programme and continues with further opportunities for personal and professional development. Opportunities for further education are available with a refund of fees scheme along with study and exam leave. We want you to maximise your potential and we will support you to get there.

If you are a student, a graduate, just starting your career, changing your career or an experienced professional in your field of expertise we have a role for you in the Courts Service.