Government Legal Department

Employment Lawyers

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£47,025; Legal Officer - £42,420
14 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Practice area
Full time
Contract type

GLD TUPE Employment Lawyers


Grade 7 - £47,025; Legal Officer - £42,420

Who we are

The Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with all the main Whitehall departments. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.

The department has 14 client-facing advisory teams who provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, draft secondary legislation and work with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation.

Our cross-cutting expert service groups for Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law provide specialist legal services to a wide range of government departments and public bodies.

We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,300 employees, around 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in other locations including Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds.

Our vision is to be trusted by government to provide consistently excellent and value for money services so government departments want to come to us to meet their legal needs, to be known throughout the legal profession for the quality of our legal work, and to be the best employer for our people.

The role

We are recruiting lawyers to work in the Group’s TUPE and Transactional Hub (TTH). The TTH works on the employment aspects of government contracts, in particular those involving insourcing, re-procurement or outsourcing, which includes advising on staffing options, drafting relevant aspects of tender and contractual documents and supporting clients throughout the process of staff transfers. The TTH works very closely with GLD’s Commercial Group.

The post will also involve contributing to other aspects of the Team’s work, including conducting litigation in the Employment Tribunals and higher courts and advising across the full range of employment issues for the Team’s clients.

The post-holder will be expected to play an active role in the Team and wider GLD as required, including contributing to client training and team knowledge management, managing junior members of staff and participating in appropriate corporate activities.

Your reward

We offer a supportive and stimulating environment for our 2,300 employees, providing a calibre of advice that is both value for money and industry-leading in quality.

If you share our commitment to providing great customer service and seeing that the needs of clients are met, then you’ll thrive in the Government Legal Department. In turn, we’ll ensure you flourish in this dynamic environment and strive to make GLD the most supportive and happy work environment possible.

There are also posts available in London.

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