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Senior Employment Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £35 - £40 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Rayhaneh Tehrani

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months +

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We are delighted to be recruiting for a Senior Employment Lawyer to join a London Borough Council on a locum contract. This initial contract is expected to extend.

The council offer remote working and flexible working arrangements. The offices are also located nearby to public transport links although given the current climate this role will be undertaken remotely until further notice.

The Senior Employment Lawyer will be responsible for the provision of specialist complex legal advice within the area of employment, including pensions, TUPE and in-sourcing, ensuring the principles of good governance, and that priorities are met in accordance with the regulatory framework. The role also requires providing high level proactive advice to senior officers and Members.

This Senior Employment Lawyer role will also support delivery of the Council Plan. In addition the role require the management, development and leadership of a team of lawyers.

The ideal candidate for this role:

  • A fully qualified Lawyer (Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent)
  • Previous working experience in Public Law and the public sector
  • Extensive knowledge of and practice in Employment law and related concepts
  • Previous experience of providing high level proactive, solution focused advice to organisations
  • Experience of conducting complex and extensive negotiations with senior managers, Trade Unions
  • Litigation background with considerable autonomy
  • Tribunal experience
  • Experience of advising on law, regulation and policy relating to pensions, industrial relations, workforce issues, terms and conditions of employment and equalities

The successful Senior Employment Lawyer will be joining a great team, and will be part of a well respected Council. On offer is a competitive hourly rate, flexible working arrangements, and career progression.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Rayhaneh Tehrani in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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