Recruitment Opportunities in the Data Protection Commission

The Data Protection Commission undertakes all recruitment with the assistance of the Public Appointments Service. Links to all active competitions will be available here.

Legal Researchers

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) now has vacancies for Legal Researchers.

The Legal Researcher is a middle managerial grade within the DPC reporting to an Assistant Commissioner. They will perform an important role in contributing to the work of the DPC, by carrying out legal research and analysis and providing legal and paralegal support across a broad range of the DPC’s activities. The Legal Researcher will be involved in unique and challenging   legal and regulatory work in a fast-paced and high-profile environment, dealing with novel and groundbreaking legal issues.

Successful candidates will hold a qualification at minimum Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in Law OR a recognised relevant professional legal qualification. They will also have experience in conducting in-depth legal research and analysis, strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail, and an ability to prioritise and manage tasks while working to tight deadlines. Candidates will also have an extensive and broad-ranging knowledge of Irish law and the Irish Legal System.

For further information and for applications please see The closing date for applications is 23 May 2019.