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Appointment of Industrial Relations Officer - Cabinet Office

Job Reference: MIRS – 018889

Salary: £68,975 to £80,385 per annum

Closing Date:  5pm on 5 April 2024

Body: Manx Industrial Relations Service (MIRS)

Location: Imperial Buildings, Bath Place, Douglas, Isle of Man

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours Per week: 37

About the role

Would you like to work in a challenging and diverse senior leadership role that has a huge impact on the Isle of Man’s industrial relations climate?

Every day is different in the Industrial Relations Officer position, leading and managing our small, experienced team of Deputy Industrial Relations Officers; you will take overall responsibility for maintaining a stable industrial relations climate on the Island, by exercising your statutory responsibilities. 

You will be the focal point of industrial relations/HR expertise in relation to Isle of Man employment legislation, and your knowledge and skills will drive the MIRS to deliver impartial and independent advice, and to resolve individual and collective disputes through effectively negotiating with employees, employers, advocates and trade union representatives.

Everyone in our team takes pride in the work they do and works very hard for the Isle of Man in a friendly, supportive and knowledgeable environment. Our working environment is very busy and fast paced; annually we deal with over 10,000 enquiries, and the customer always comes first.

Working for the Manx Industrial Relations Service

We care, nurture and value our employees’ wellbeing, development and career and place great importance on rewarding the commitment by our wonderful employees.

We support and promote flexible working, recognising the importance of working flexibly around your life and commitments and the benefits of improving work-life balance. We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements where possible and if interested you should discuss this with the Recruiting Manager.

The Manx Industrial Relations Service is committed to promoting an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man.

Making the Isle of Man your new home

A hidden gem in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man boasts an extensive coastline, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches. There are an abundance of opportunities and lots of places to discover!

You can visit our great cafes, bars and restaurants, and become part of the Island’s close-knit community. The island is well connected to the UK with quick, direct flights and ferries to many destinations.

Want to find out more about Island life? Visit Locate Isle of Man to find out why you should make your move to the Isle of Man!

A relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

Ready to apply

We understand that you might have some questions about the role and the Recruiting Manager is on hand to support you. You can contact Nicola Batey (Interim Industrial Relations Officer) on +44 1624 672942.

The Industrial Relations Officer is appointed by the Governor in Council under Section 5 of the Trades Disputes Act 1985, on the advice of the selection panel after consulting the Public Services Commission.

We want you to get the best out of your application, so we recommend reading our Important Guidance Notes for Applicants before applying to learn about our recruitment process.

Applications for this position are to be made through the Isle of Man Public Service Careers website. An information pack containing full details of the role, job description and person is available to download. The closing date for applications is Friday 5 April at 5 pm.

Interviews will be held on 26 April 2024. 

Appointment of Magistrates

  • Do you know what the role of a Magistrate is?
  • Would you be interested in finding out?
  • Do you care about the community in which you and your family live?
  • Would you like to have the opportunity to make a difference and directly affect what is happening in your community?

If you have integrity, are discreet, have an open-mind and can work as part of a team, then the Isle of Man needs you!

Becoming a Magistrate means you can play a vital part in administering local justice.  It is an unpaid voluntary position.  You do not need any formal or academic qualifications, or previous legal training.  You will be given full training before you sit in court; when you sit you will be part of a ‘bench’ of three magistrates, including one who has been trained to act as the chair.  There is always a legally qualified clerk to advise on the law and procedure.

You must be an Isle of Man resident and have been so for at least five years, and be aged between 18 and 70.

You would be required to sit in court, on average, for two days per month.

For further information please contact the court by telephone: +44 1624 685469, or e-mail:

How to apply

An explanatory leaflet about the role of a Magistrate and application form can be found in the downloadable documents section on this page.

The closing date for completed applications to be received is 10 May 2024

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