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Junior PSL/KDL

Employer
Hays Legal
Location
England, London, City of London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
Reference
4566601

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Professional Support
Experience Level
Junior Level
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Employment
PQE
1-3 Years

Job Details


The Organisation
lus Laboris is a global alliance of employment law firms. With almost double the number of highly ranked offices as its nearest international law firm competitor and over 300 individually recognised employment lawyers, lus Laboris lawyers are at the forefront of employment law and at the cutting edge in terms of analysing how the workplace is developing globally. With over 1500 lawyers across 56 countries, the organisations expertise spans the full range of employment law issues. They have received accolades from respected publications and organisations for the high quality of service we provide to clients including:

  • 50 law firms ranked in legal 500, across 6 continents
  • 24 firms ranked tier 1 in Chambers & Partners
  • Won 'Global Network of the Year 2023' at The Lawyer European Awards

They provide HR law services across the following areas:

  • Pay & benefits
  • Individual employment rights
  • Data privacy
  • Diversity, equality & inclusion
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Immigration and global mobility
  • Internal investigations
  • Pensions
  • Restructuring & labour relations
  • Tax

The Opportunity

The role of Employment PSL at Ius Laboris is a terrific opportunity for someone who likes the buzz of cross-cultural working, the challenge of producing genuine thought leadership content in collaboration with experts and the opportunity to make a difference in a small team with an entrepreneurial outlook.

Purpose

The Content Team, in which you would work, creates legal and business content on employment law developments and writes research pieces on the future of work with the help of lawyers from across the Alliance.
The role of Employment PSL is both unique and exciting, suitable for someone with the skills of a PSL in terms of legal background and the ability to research, write and organise, but within the context of our uniquely broad, international Alliance. There will be intermittent travel opportunities that go with the job, as we hold conferences and expert workshops and meet between ourselves and with our law firms regularly.


Key responsibilities and challenges

They are looking for a PSL to work with their legal experts from around the world and to be involved in copywriting, editing, researching, writing, publishing and updating materials and furthering their content and expertise-sharing aims more generally. You will have the ability to write clear, well-argued and insightful text in a readable journalistic style and to provide text on time to meet publishing deadlines. You will need strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. You will also benefit from creating a network of contacts across 56 countries and will both organise and take part in meet-ups in different parts of the world.


You will be responsible for coordinating their 10 international Expert Groups, consisting of lawyers from around the world. This will involve discussing and sometimes initiating content projects with them and organising their activities. You will potentially have a key role to play in the new digital platform that they are currently developing, suggesting ideas and working on the logistics for it. This may involve work on their various international news updates for clients. Similarly, you will be involved in their thought leadership projects, particularly with their international Policy Group, which writes key in-depth reports and interfaces with supranational organisations.


They work on various IT platforms and you will need to have sufficient IT skills to use their publication platforms and produce content and create online tools in the form of graphics, legal toolkits, decision trees etc.
Some travel is required for the role. You may be required to attend their annual Congress, held in a different location each year, along with events they organise to train junior lawyers, BD events and events set up for their Expert Groups. However, note that travel varies and is subject to sustainability requirements.

The Content Team

The Content Team has two permanent members based in Paris, with the others in Brussels. They are all used to working remotely and ensure to have regular live meetings for optimal functioning.

The Content Team itself is a small unit, but they interface every day with lawyers right across their alliance for the production of content and for input into other activities, in particular with members of their ten international Expert Groups and their Knowledge Managers' Group.


The Content Team has overall responsibility for all legal and economic content put out on their website and extranet in all its forms, including their Global HR Law Guide (a significant database covering 50+ jurisdictions), in-depth reports based on international surveys of their firms and their clients, daily articles, podcasts, webinars, maps, videos etc. It is also responsible for the activities of their International Policy Group, which interfaces with supranational organisations such as the OECD and the International Labour Organisation in relation to employment policy. The Content Team's remit further includes driving and coordinating their ESG efforts, both internally and as a service to their clients, via their Responsible Business Group. The Content Team also runs their 'University' programme for junior lawyers worldwide, holding live University training courses in Europe and the Americas every year, along with occasional courses in the APAC region. With the Expert Groups, they are also running training sessions for senior lawyers on topics such as how to develop the business of their firms into new areas. You would potentially be able to get involved in all of these projects to a greater or lesser extent.


They have a number of ambitious projects on the go in the Central Team as a whole, and members of the Content Team are heavily involved. One is the building of a leading-edge digital platform to house legal updates, horizon-scanning features and implementation advice for clients.

They are also exploring holding a content-rich client event, along with some new avenues of business - all of which you could be involved in. The Central Team has been operating since the founding of the alliance in 2001, but retains its original entrepreneurial feel. If you are interested in developing legal business but don't want to be caught up in red tape, the Central Team is a good place to be. Each member of the team has the opportunity to be creative and make a genuine difference.


Characteristics, Skills & Experience

  • Enthusiasm for working in a global organisation with a full mix of cultures and perspectives
  • Excellent research, editorial and writing skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to write journalistically and make complex legal information easy for general audience to understand
  • Reliability in terms of meeting publishing and other deadlines
  • Team working skills
  • Native or very near Native English language skills
  • Prior work experience as a qualified lawyer, in any area of law
  • Proficiency in the use of IT and technology

Desirable

  • Some experience of working as a PSL
  • Experience of writing and editing reports for publication
  • Journalistic training or experience in research and copywriting
  • Knowledge or experience of employment law


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Company

Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Company info
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Telephone
020 3465 0139
Location
107 Cheapside
London
EC2V 6DN
United Kingdom

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