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Employment Lawyer

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Job ID:

8929

Practice Area(s):

Employment

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.04.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Up to £45,000 per annum
 
Essex Legal Services ("ELS") is the in-house legal service for Essex County Council, one of the largest local authorities in the country. ELS also act for external public bodies.

ELS is currently recruiting for an Employment Solicitor to be part of a specialist law team, who will work closely with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a high performing, client facing legal service which proactively embraces change. You will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners.

You will be involved in potentially high profile and ground-breaking employment matters and will advise clients on all aspects of employment law issues in demanding circumstances which will at times have far reaching consequences.

As an experienced employment lawyer you will join a team that prides itself on the provision of high quality advice, information, analysis and interpretation service to clients that underpins effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meets statutory requirements. This is a position where the ability to combine employment law with governance knowledge is a pivotal skill greatly valued by the client.

The Role

The successful post holder will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners. This position will be fast-paced and it is therefore imperative you are confident in handling a full caseload consisting of both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including, but not limited to, the following matters:
 
• Discrimination claims
• Unfair dismissal
• TUPE
• Restructures and redundancies
• Trade union provisions
• Pensions experience desirable although not essential.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
 
 • Qualified solicitor or barrister or legal executive with full valid practising certificate and some employment law experience.
• Ability to establish credibility with Directors, senior management and other key stakeholders;
• Knowledge and understanding of providing legal advice in a public sector setting; although previous experience working in the public sector is not essential.
• Ability to handle a full range of employment law matters including attending the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal;
• Knowledge and understanding of local government provisions is preferable.
• The ability to provide clear advice on complex matters
• The capability to provide advice and guidance to junior colleagues as required.
Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
 
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider
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Essex County Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Essex County Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Employment Lawyer

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Job ID:

8929

Practice Area(s):

Employment

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.04.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Up to £45,000 per annum
 
Essex Legal Services ("ELS") is the in-house legal service for Essex County Council, one of the largest local authorities in the country. ELS also act for external public bodies.

ELS is currently recruiting for an Employment Solicitor to be part of a specialist law team, who will work closely with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a high performing, client facing legal service which proactively embraces change. You will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners.

You will be involved in potentially high profile and ground-breaking employment matters and will advise clients on all aspects of employment law issues in demanding circumstances which will at times have far reaching consequences.

As an experienced employment lawyer you will join a team that prides itself on the provision of high quality advice, information, analysis and interpretation service to clients that underpins effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meets statutory requirements. This is a position where the ability to combine employment law with governance knowledge is a pivotal skill greatly valued by the client.

The Role

The successful post holder will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners. This position will be fast-paced and it is therefore imperative you are confident in handling a full caseload consisting of both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including, but not limited to, the following matters:
 
• Discrimination claims
• Unfair dismissal
• TUPE
• Restructures and redundancies
• Trade union provisions
• Pensions experience desirable although not essential.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
 
 • Qualified solicitor or barrister or legal executive with full valid practising certificate and some employment law experience.
• Ability to establish credibility with Directors, senior management and other key stakeholders;
• Knowledge and understanding of providing legal advice in a public sector setting; although previous experience working in the public sector is not essential.
• Ability to handle a full range of employment law matters including attending the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal;
• Knowledge and understanding of local government provisions is preferable.
• The ability to provide clear advice on complex matters
• The capability to provide advice and guidance to junior colleagues as required.
Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
 
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider