Regional Solicitor

Location
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Salary
£48,159 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
25 Sep 2017
Practice area
Education law, Employment
Position
Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

The National Education Union is a force for change in the world of education, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

Combining the expertise and experience of both the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the National Education Union is the largest education union in Europe and the fourth largest union in the Trades Union Congress (TUC). We are an effective and powerful voice – championing everyone who works in education.

The NUT Section is at forefront in the provision of services to members in the field of education law, providing legal assistance and advice for its members on the many issues which arise in their professional lives.  The work of the Regional Solicitor will focus on providing employment law advice to the Regional Office team and advice and representation to members, and may also include some personal injury and CICA matters.

We are now seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced employment lawyer, with a minimum of two years post qualification experience and strong advocacy skills who will be able to work as part of the professional team of staff at our Northern Regional Office based in Gateshead, providing advice and information on legal issues affecting teachers.   They may also be asked to contribute to written materials including Union documents aimed at members and to the training of local officers. The post is ideally suited to a motivated candidate who wishes to extend their employment law experience within a trade union environment.

They will have experience of managing their own caseload, good all round communications skills, the ability to relate to people with different backgrounds and needs both inside and outside the Union, together with an understanding of the needs and characteristics of a democratic membership organisation.

Commencing salary is £48,159 per annum, inclusive of Luncheon Allowance of £948 per annum, together with good conditions of service including 31 ½ days leave, generous concessionary leave at Christmas/New Year and after some bank holidays and a contributory final salary pension scheme.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from our website at www.teachers.org.uk/job-vacancies

Completed application forms must be returned to the NUT Section Headquarters by mid-day Monday 25th September 2017.

THE UNION IS FUNDAMENTALLY COMMITTED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNIES IN ITS POLICIES AND PRACTICE