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Senior Employment Counsel – Life Sciences/Manufacturing

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 8370

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Barden is partnering with a world leading manufacturing organisation in the Life Sciences sector looking to appoint a senior employment lawyer to lead and grow the function in Ireland, in close coordination with the global employment law team and the local Legal team in Ireland.

This is a new position in Ireland, with good scope for progression and growth, including potentially widening the geographical scope of the role.


The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring local compliance of all HR practices and operations with the applicable employment law and advising on all HR related topics from a legal perspective, including on hiring, compensation and benefits, retention, discrimination, harassment, performance, disciplinary matters and terminations.

Full job spec is available.


  • Qualified lawyer in Ireland or in other European country;
  • At least 10 years’ experience as an employment law specialised lawyer, including a few years in-house;
  • Experience covering Ireland and/or in a Europe-wide role;
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector is a must, while experience in Life Sciences is an advantage.


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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Bernardo is a qualified lawyer, having qualified in Portugal through a top tier law firm in the country. Before joining the world of recruitment in 2017 he practiced in-house for 4 years with IBM and Parexel, two of the leading multinational companies within the technology and healthcare sectors. Bernardo is an expert in recruitment within the legal, company secretarial and data protection markets. He partners with and supports a variety of companies and clients across all industries, both in the private and public sector, with a particular focus on in-house legal roles.

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