Interim Employment Solicitor – Legal Services

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Interim Employment Solicitor – Legal Services
Chelmsford
Interim Position

Essex 7977

Posted: 8th June 2022 15:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    £45.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Chelmsford,

    CM1 1QH

What's involved with this role:

Interim Employment Solicitor – Legal Services

Reference no:  Essex 7977

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

 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

 

Qualifications:

  1. Qualified solicitor or barrister or legal executive with full valid practising certificate and 2 + years post qualification experience. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • 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 although not essential.
  • The ability to provide clear advice on complex matters.
  • The ability to provide advice and guidance to junior colleagues as required.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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Job Ref: Essex 7977
Interim Employment Solicitor – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Essex 7977
Interim Employment Solicitor – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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