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Solicitor/Legal Advisor

Utility Regulator
Belfast (City/Town)
£39,969 - £49,461 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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The Utility Regulator is seeking to appoint or second a Solicitor/Legal Advisor

This is your opportunity to develop your expertise in highly sought after specialist legal work areas and play a role in delivering the government’s commitment to delivering net zero carbon.

The Utility Regulator is offering an excellent opportunity for a Legal Advisor who will play a vital part in delivery of Utility Regulator aims and objectives by advising and assisting in fields of public law, regulatory law, competition law, energy law, environmental law and dispute resolution.

The Utility Regulator offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary and Northern Ireland Civil Service pension arrangements, within a welcoming, family-friendly and flexible working environment, which embraces the opportunities that remote working brings.

Closing date: 04 October 2021 - 2.00 pm

Salary:                                 £39,969 - £49,461 per annum

Pension:                              Northern Ireland Civil Service pension arrangements

Contract:                             Permanent, full time or part time.

Secondment and flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Hours:                                  37 hours per week (UR operates a flexi-time system)

Holidays:                             25 days' (rising to 30 days'), plus 12 public and privilege days'

Essential Criteria

  1. A solicitor or barrister, qualified to practice in Northern Ireland or England and Wales* with proven post qualification experience;
  2. Proven experience gained working in either energy/regulatory law and/or public law;
  3. Proven ability to analyse complex legal issues and provide clear and concise advice and solutions that resolve business problems;
  4. Ability to demonstrate by examples, an understanding of and commitment to workplace values that align to those of the UR.

Note: *Republic of Ireland or other common law jurisdictions may be considered.  An overseas qualification is only acceptable if it is fully comparable and equivalent to the UK counterpart.  You will be required to present original certificates/documentation if you are invited to the next stage of the selection process.

The interview and assessment process is expected to be conducted between 11th and 22nd October 2021. However, this will be subject to Executive guidance on COVID-19 restrictions.

Further information on the Utility Regulator can be found on

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded from

The Utility Regulator is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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