Officer (Northern Ireland)
Reporting To: Legal
Manager (and dotted line to Northern Ireland Manager)
in Northern Ireland
Main Purpose of the Job:
Legal Officer (NI) will provide legal and quasi-legal
services to the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) and ILCU affiliated credit
unions in Northern Ireland.
To provide accurate and
timely legal and quasi legal advice on matters relating to the functions and
exercise of the powers and duties of credit unions in Northern Ireland
including the interpretation of legislation and regulatory rules.
Keep abreast of relevant
legislation and changes to the PRA/FCA regulatory framework and how it
impacts on affiliated credit unions and provide guidance on same.
To provide training on legal
and regulatory matters to credit unions.
To participate in corporate
working groups and project teams and to represent the ILCU in its contacts
with credit unions and other external stakeholders.
Assist in research, analysis and report and
position paper writing on key issues relevant to credit unions.
Assist credit unions in the process of
registering amendments to the credit union rules and ensure that member
credit unions are up to date with all necessary rule amendments.
policy proposals, identify opportunities for enhancing the performance of
his/her area of responsibility and to advise the Legal Manager (and
Northern Ireland Manager) on all matters affecting the performance of
services coming within his/her area of control.
documentation for circulation to member credit unions.
support and guidance internally in the ILCU for example to other
departments, the CEO, the board on all legal and quasi-legal issues in
relation to credit union legislation and rules.
effectively in meetings of the Legal Department, NI team, NI Committee; NI
credit unions, the ILCU management team and with other stakeholders as
a customer-focused approach and attitude across internal and external team
interactions and relationships.
all reasonable and lawful duties not specifically mentioned in this job
description as may be directed by the Legal Manager or Northern Ireland
Key Capabilities & Experience:
A third level qualification in
A minimum of 3 years’ PQE,
obtained in a legal practice or as an in-house legal adviser.
Financial services experience
and knowledge of PRA/FCA regulatory framework.
Proven ability to work
independently and proactively and to manage and prioritise a workload.
Excellent interpersonal ,
planning, organisation and project management skills;
Excellent analysis and
decision making skills.
Strong verbal and written
Proven experience in dealing
with governance issues.
Excellent IT skills (MS Office
suite of applications).
Full driving licence
legal qualification and entitled to practise in Northern Ireland.
services/credit union experience and knowledge of regulation, legislation and
understanding of data protection.
understanding of anti-money laundering regulation and legislation.
position will be based in Northern Ireland but occasional travel throughout
Ireland and Great Britain will be necessary. Work outside of normal hours will
be required from time to time.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive,
and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate
duties as reasonably required.
Interested candidates should apply by forwarding a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability for this position to: Margaret Davern, Chartered FCIPD, HR Adviser, Irish League of Credit Unions, 33 – 41 Lower Mount Street or email -
7 October 2022