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Employment Senior Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level, Partner
Full Time
Practice Areas
7+ Years

Job Details

Employment Senior Associate | Top 100 firm | Route to partnership

The firm:

This Top 100 firm is among the best in the country when it comes to healthcare, clinical negligence and local government. With a large presence across the Midlands, this firm is also highly ranked in the UK for construction, employment and real estate.

On a cultural level, the key focuses for the firm centres on: community and engagement; environmental sustainability; well-being; and diversity and inclusion. These commitments are evidenced through regular events, talks and surveys that take place across all those topics and there are opportunities to get involved in pro bono and other charitable work.

Recent successes include 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Law Society Legal Awards and The Times 'Best law Firm to Work For' in 2023. The number of females in senior roles at the firm is also a source of pride for the firm as they are keen to grow their own and promote from within.

If you're someone who values flexibility and the ability to work from home more often than not, this would be a great option for you as this is a key part of the firm's offering.

The role:

Are you an Employment Senior Associate 7+ years PQE looking to join a Legal 500 ranked employment practice that will set you up on a Partnership track? If so, this firm would like to hear from you.

This firm is looking to welcome a Senior Associate who will be supporting on employment matters for clients in the Healthcare sector as part of a broader diet of work for national and regional clients in a range of other sectors.

Working contentious and non-contentious matters, you will be advising on employee relations matters, reviewing policies and procedures and contracts, advising on equalities obligations, conducting and/or supporting on Employment Tribunals, advising on TUPE as well as delivering training on a broad range of employment issues for clients.

In light of the above, the firm is particularly keen to hear from those with experience across one or more of their key markets which are: health and social care (NHS or independent), local government, financial services, general commercial, higher education and housing.

As a senior lawyer, it's crucial to show a range of competencies including an appetite for business development, client responsibility and thought leadership. This firm will provide a pathway to the pinnacle of the legal profession, making it an exceptional opportunity for those aspiring to ascend in their legal career.

The ideal candidate:

  • Employment Senior Associate 7+ years PQE
  • Prior experience in a reputable employment team to equip you to deal with high-quality employment matters
  • Advanced communication skills and desire to get involved with business development

What's on offer:

  • Salary is above market rate, and dependent on your background, plus an industry-leading benefits package
  • Access to the very best employment work available
  • Outstanding working environment and industry-leading career development programmes

Outstanding opportunity for an Employment Senior Associate 7+ years PQE to join a leading employment team based in their Birmingham office.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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