Employment Solicitor - In-House

Location
London
Salary
£50k plus excellent benefits
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Executive

Employment Solicitor - In-house - Healthcare Sector 

Salary: £50k plus excellent benefits 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Employment Solicitor to join this well-known professional membership organisation based in central London. The main purpose of the role is to is to assist the Employment Counsel in providing and maintaining a comprehensive employment advice service for its members. This position would suit a fully qualified Employment Solicitor looking to move away from Private Practice and gain a work life balance working within a small friendly legal team.

Primarily the role will be providing advice on the phone and in writing. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience in Employment Law.

Reports to: Employment Counsel and Director of Legal and Regulatory Services

Duties and key responsibilities

Legal advice:

  • Provide employment law advice service to members by email, telephone and face to face.
  • Respond to members’ employment law queries promptly and effectively.
  • Maintain an active caseload, including contentious and non-contentious matters. Maintain case records within a legal document management system ensuring they meet Law society requirements.
  • Carry out complex casework and research.
  • Assist and prepare members for forthcoming disciplinary and grievance hearings.
  • Liaise promptly and effectively with external solicitors, counsel and trade union representatives where required.

Drafting:

  • Prepare written advice to members including employers, employees or self-employed practitioners
  • Prepare, edit and review documentation for members to use in their HR and employment law matters
  • Undertake contract reviews
  • Drafting settlement documentation

Additional duties

  • Collating statistics and monthly reporting information
  • Collating research and know how materials
  • Assist with preparation of know how emails and articles for publications and website
  • Assist Employment Counsel with membership advice initiatives including preparation of templates
  • Face to face presentations or advice sessions

General responsibilities

  • Be proactive in keeping up to date with employment law developments
  • Operate within organisational policies, codes of conduct and practice and work collaboratively with staff across the association.
  • Contribute to team meetings and organisational priorities, strategic goals and Performance targets
  • Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned within the broad remit of the post.

Person Specification

Qualification and Experience:

  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience

Skills and abilities:

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on accuracy in letters, calculations, preparing cases, opinions, reports and correspondence.
  • Giving detailed and complex advice to clients in a clear and accessible format
  • Analytical, prioritising and decision making skills
  • Plan and manage a complex workload, meet deadlines and respond to unplanned demands.
  • Ability to read complex information, summarise and to present complex information
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective legal research skills to include summarising and tailoring advice to fit the members’ specific needs
  • Clear appreciation of the need for integrity and confidentiality
  • Can use initiative to deliver best results

Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive employment law knowledge
  • Clear understanding of professional integrity and confidentiality in delivering advice

Personal attributes and other requirements:

  • Self-motivated, ability to juggle priorities and work both alone and in a team
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work in a changing environment and manage multiple work activities, projects and deadlines.
  • Committed to achieving a high quality service with good attention to detail
  • Confident and assertive whilst approachable and client friendly

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