Senior Associate Lawyer x2

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Senior Associate Lawyer x2
Interim Position

TL 0007 1518 / 1

Posted: 13th February 2023 15:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £363 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 7-8 months


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What's involved with this role:

Senior Associate Lawyer x2 

Reference no: TL 0007 1518 / 1   

Pay rate up to £363 per day PAYE depending on experience 

To be a strategic adviser to the businesses by the delivery of high quality legal advice in the area of employment law and also under the shared services arrangements. To solve complex and ambiguous problems and offer new solutions and innovations. Anticipating changes in employment legislation, case-law and best practice and advising. To manage the provision of external legal support as may be required. To provide support to the Head of the Employment Law Team as may be required to achieve the above and any other objectives of the team from time to time 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Responsible for providing effective and efficient employment law advice including advising on employment related strategy and policy issues which have a material impact. Anticipating changes in employment legislation, case-law and best practice and advising on the impact and working collaboratively with HR on the appropriate actions to be taken.  
  • Responsible for working closely with Employment Law Team colleagues to devise pragmatic solutions and recommend changes and controls to policy, procedure and practice in order to minimise risks associated with any trends that are identified as part of the employment litigation process and ensuring that all business is conducted in accordance with the Group’s statutory powers, internal processes, and other relevant legislation and regulations. 
  • To provide support and assistance in relation to Employment Tribunal cases as agreed with the Head of Employment Law, including undertaking all necessary steps in the employment litigation process prior to cases being outsourced and evaluating the risks associated with those cases so as to ensure that the businesses business’ interests are protected.  
  • Developing and mentoring junior lawyers (as required)  
  • Updating and maintaining standard form documentation/guidance notes etc and ensuring the retention and dissemination within the legal function of know how.  
  • Assisting the businesses to assess and manage risk and in addition educating in employment law issues and raising awareness levels across the businesses.  
  • Senior staff will rely on the recommendations and advice of the post holder as part of their decision making process. As such the post holder plays an influential role across the businesses they support 

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

  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in the UK or equivalent jurisdiction (allowing for a two year training period) or unqualified practitioner 
  • Broad knowledge and experience of the Group’s businesses and a good understanding of the transport marketplace 
  • Solid experience of providing contentious and non-contentious employment law advice and practice support and managing the provision of external legal advice 
  • Substantial experience in the relevant field of law 
  • Experience in the public sector or a regulated environment 
  • Experience of working in a large, complex, unionised organisation 
  • Strong skills in negotiation, drafting, legal analysis and problem resolution 
  • Excellent problem solving, communications, engagement and influencing skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to establish credibility and build strong relationships at all levels 
  • Ability to work under pressure, being flexible and managing conflicting priorities to meet tight deadlines 

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. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

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. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Senior Associate Lawyer x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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