Admissions Officer - The Law Society of Northern Ireland
MCS Group is delighted to be representing The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the professional body for the solicitor profession in Northern Ireland, as they seek to appoint an Admissions Officer on a permanent, full time basis.
The person appointed to this important position will be responsible for improving the Society's role as gatekeeper for entry to the Solicitor profession in Northern Ireland by newly qualified trainees and transferring Solicitors qualified outside Northern Ireland.
Admissions Officer opportunity
The Law Society of Northern Ireland is the professional body for the Solicitor profession with circa 3,000 Members who are in practice in the private, corporate and public sectors in Northern Ireland.
The Law Society is responsible for regulating entry into the Solicitor profession in Northern Ireland. This includes:
The Society sets the educational and training requirements for entry to the Solicitor profession in Northern Ireland. The vocational training of Solicitors comprises a combination of in-office training with a solicitor firm and classroom-based training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's University Belfast. Before someone can undertake vocational training to become a Solicitor in Northern Ireland they must apply to the Law Society to become a registered student of the Society.
When a trainee solicitor successfully completes their vocational training, they may apply to the Registrar of the Society for admission to the Solicitor profession. When admitted to the profession, their name will be added to the Roll of Solicitors maintained by the Law Society.
A lawyer qualified to practise in another jurisdiction may apply to the Law Society for admission to the Solicitor profession in Northern Ireland. Where that person's qualifications satisfy the Society's admission requirements, they may be admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland without undertaking a further period of study.
The Law Society's responsibilities for the registration of students of the Society are discharged by an Education Committee acting on behalf of the Council of the Law Society (the Society's governing body). The Education Committee is also responsible for the admission of qualified lawyers from other jurisdictions who wish to practise as Solicitors in Northern Ireland.
The Society's Education Committee is supported in its work by the Professional Development Department. The Professional Development Department is also responsible for developing and delivering the Society's programme of in-career Continuing Professional Development for Solicitors.
Duties and Responsibilities
This is a developing role and will evolve over time. At present the Admissions Officer role includes the following responsibilities -
What's on offer
The successful candidate will be expected to apply themselves full time to the business of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. They will be expected to undergo such training or attend such courses as the Law Society may consider appropriate. The Law Society of Northern Ireland's conditions of employment apply.
This is a full time, permanent position within the Society's Business Team. Salary for the post will be negotiable depending on experience, on a salary scale from £25,229 to £32,800 per annum. Appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
The other principal employee benefits are:
To apply for this opportunity, please contact Ryan Calvert at MCS Group in confidence on 02890 235456 or send an up to date CV highlighting your suitability through the link provided.
Closing date is Friday 24th September 2021