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Regional Legal Officer

Wales & South-West of England, but based in GMB's Cardiff office
Grade 8 (starting salary £54,657 p.a.)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

GMB's Wales & South-West Region is seeking applications from a committed Legal Professional to join the Region as a Legal Officer who will be responsible for the management and delivery of the Region’s legal services.

GMB is one of Britain’s largest trade unions; we’re proud to represent over half a million people from across the professional spectrum and all walks of life.

As Regional Legal Officer you will use your knowledge of employment law and your ability to deliver legal advice and representation to support our members, activists and full-time officers in professional regulatory proceedings, and in employment law issues more generally. You’ll lead on the provision of legal advice and support on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Equal pay
  • Employment Tribunal procedures

and will bear primary responsibility for the management and overview of all employment law related matters being pursued by Panel solicitors and UnionLine on behalf of the Region.

We are looking for the successful applicant to able to demonstrate sound analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with proven influencing and advocacy skills. You will need to have the ability to explain technical legal concepts to a non-legal audience through your excellent written, spoken communication skills and presentation skills. To be successful in this role, you’ll need to possess the ability to work well under pressure and demonstrate strong organisational ability, together with the ability to manage confidential concerns with sensitivity, which is essential.

In return, we offer excellent terms and benefits, including:

  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance

This a varied and interesting role, and the successful applicant should possess a flexible and pro-active attitude; if you think you may be who were looking for and if you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification of the job description, we’d like to hear from you.

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