Employment Lawyer

Posted 11 December 2023
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameLewis Foley

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Local Council based in North London, who are recruiting for an Employment Lawyer on a temporary 3-month contract. The position is due to start immediately, with the potential to extend. This is a full time position and the hourly rate of pay is negotiable dependent upon experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience of Employment Law, preferably in a local government context and have experience of managing a wide and varied workload of contentious and non-contentious employment law related matters with minimal supervision.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Representing the Council in preliminary hearings in the Employment Tribunals and instructing

  • Advising Elected Members where appropriate and attending Executive, Committees and Sub-Committees and providing legal comments on reports as required

  • Giving legal advice to colleagues within the Council and its Partners on the law and practice to enable the Council to discharge its functions legally and effectively

  • Contributing to the development of the Legal Service through identifying opportunities for improvement and supporting, motivating and coaching colleagues within the Legal Service

  • Delivering excellent specialist advice in a clear and concise way to a variety of stakeholders and clients

  • Building and maintaining credible professional relationships with Council colleagues and external Partners and stakeholders

Experience required:

  • Experience required in Employment Law

  • Experience working with in a Local Government Context

  • Experience of providing advocacy in Employment Tribunals

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Qualified Solicitor with at least 2 years’ PQE

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working days

Working hours:

  • 36 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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