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Centrica • Ireland

Paralegal

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Paralegal

R0059693

Legal, Regulation, Compliance & Corporate Affairs - Dublin

6 month fixed term contract

Reporting to: Senior Commercial Law

Bord Gáis Energy is one of Ireland’s leading energy and service companies. We supply gas, electricity, and energy services to over 700,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. Bord Gáis Energy is uniquely positioned to drive positive change and we have an opportunity, as well as a responsibility, to reshape our future. We’re powered by our purpose, and we all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future. While there are challenges ahead, we are dedicated to supporting our consumers and colleagues, to rethinking power generation, and to supporting an affordable and fair transition for all.

In this key role, you will be responsible for collaborating with and supporting the members of the legal team on a wide variety of legal matters. You will assist with drafting of legal agreements, undertake legal research, and completing general administrative tasks including document management and maintenance of the contract register.

About the Role

  • Supporting the legal team members in relation to the drafting of a wide variety of legal agreements
  • Undertaking legal research on legal and regulatory issues affecting the business and preparing memos of advice in relation to such issues
  • Providing support in relation to company secretarial matters including managing company office filings for Irish registered entities, maintaining statutory books and records and preparing board minutes, written resolutions and related documents
  • Providing support in relation to the resolution of customer complaints both pre and post litigation against Bord Gáis Energy
  • Providing support to the Data Governance team in relation to privacy impact assessments and Article 30 record of processing activities and any other ad hoc support the team may require from time to time
  • Maintaining up to date versions of all standard template agreements and T&Cs and maintaining the contract register
  • Keeping abreast of legal developments and updating the legal team on a periodic basis
  • Various administrative duties including filing and co-ordination of documentation for meetings
  • Other duties as may be required from time to time

About You

  • Undergraduate degree preferably in law or business
  • 2+ years’ work experience inhouse or in a law firm, preferably as a paralegal - experience in company secretarial matters an advantage
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to convey messages in a clear manner
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to complete complex tasks independently and work effectively in a team
  • Strong attention to detail, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to set and meet competing deadlines by prioritising tasks appropriately
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office products including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Good inter-personal skills with an ability to deal with a broad range of issues
  • Demonstrable ability to assess risk and deliver advice in a pragmatic manner, considering the wider regulatory framework and commercial drivers
  • Skilled at building constructive relationships with senior business leaders
  • Demonstrates the ability to proactively upskill in areas of new laws and regulation that impact Bord Gáis Energy and its business units
  • Enjoys working within a fast-paced organisation with demonstrable ability to adapt and continuously learn

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, and a host of other benefits, including volunteering days with our charity partner, Focus Ireland. You’ll also enjoy our friendly and collaborative culture, flexible ways of working, and you’ll be making a key contribution to Bord Gáis Energy’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

Bord Gáis Energy are committed to placing equality, diversity, care and respect at the heart of our policies and everyday practices. We encourage everyone to take part in our active employee networks, including the Women's network, Neurodiversity network, and BRÓD, our LGBTQ+ network. We're proud of the work our networks and allies do to help us promote a culture of inclusion, empowering our colleagues to be themselves and do their best work. Our vision is to employ a diverse mix of people who reflect the societies we work in and the customers we serve, so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Our Flexible First working model empowers our people to find a better balance between home and office working. You can enjoy the convenience of working from home combined with time spent onsite in a way that works for you, our customers, and our business. Our office is used as a place to connect and collaborate with colleagues, rather than your default place of work each day.

Here in Bord Gáis Energy we’re helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future that supports our communities, our planet – and each other. The prevention of family homelessness in Ireland is an area where we believe we can make a real difference and through our partnership with Focus Ireland, we have been working on making this a reality since 2015. We encourage all colleagues to get involved in the partnership, with everyone receiving 2 days' volunteering leave to participate in initiatives or events supporting Focus Ireland.


Our Values
care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 24th of May 2024

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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