Legal Officer (Legal Research and Advice)
Courts of Justice

Job Reference: GRX-013014

Closing Date: 21/09/2021

Salary: £61,388 - £71,542 per annum

Department: General Registry

Hours Per week: 37

About the role and our team

We are looking to recruit a proactive and committed Legal Officer within our small and supportive team in the General Registry on the Isle of Man. This is a unique role, which offers real variety giving you the opportunity to work across a range of mainly non-criminal legal areas and gain a broad level of experience.

In this role you will undertake ad hoc and more structured legal research for members of the judiciary and provide legal advice to the Chief Registrar and staff of the General Registry.

You will also act as the primary Judicial Conduct Officer under the Code of Conduct for Members of the Judiciary and be responsible for the development, management and coordination of legal research activity and resources with the General Registry.

Justice provision in many jurisdictions is in the process of review and modernisation and the Isle of Man is no exception to this trend. As a result, this is an exciting and opportune time to join us and be involved in shaping the future of the administration of justice in the Isle of Man. To find out more about General Registry please read our latest Annual Report by clicking here.

What can this role offer me?

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your Wellbeing and Development, we have a lot to offer. We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us. 

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate). To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

A relocation package of up to £5,000 based on receipts is available for this role. 

Our Values

Within the General Registry we are committed to the Public Service values which are:

  • We trust value and respect each other
  • Communication is open and people are listened to
  • Innovation and creativity are encouraged

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the below job information, alternatively contact Stuart Quayle on 01624 685265. A provisional interview date of Wednesday 13 October 2021 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Additional information

Please note a basic police check is required for this post which the Department will cover the cost of for you.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.