Employment Lawyer - Central Government

Location
Central London
Salary
£25.74 - £32.16 Per Hour
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Feb 2019
Ref
6748410
Contact
Leah Holder
Practice area
Employment
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Details – Employment Lawyer

Client: Central Government department
Role: Employment Lawyer
Headcount: 12
IR35 Status: In Scope
Contract Length: 11 months

Details
The Successful candidate will be required to undertake a varied and busy caseload in areas of legal work including:
- Contentious employment matters
- Interviewing witnesses and recording witness statements
- Conducting settlement negotiations with opposing representatives
- Liaising with key stakeholders as required
- Advice in matters relating to employment Law
- Employment litigation – Employment Tribunal/Employment Appeal Tribunal cases from start to finish

You should be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister preferably with public sector experience; however, this is not essential.

Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved:
• Uses a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review
• Takes responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate
• Gives early warning to those affected by changing priorities, including the Reporting Officer
• Displays an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases
• Displays an understanding of the context the client operates in
• Displays the professional attitude that client and company expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation
• Adopts a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client
• Responds to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales etc
• Acknowledges clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Agency needs
• Is alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Agency
• Helps other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve department's reputation
• Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions
• Keeps abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues
• Uses training and other methods to refresh and improve their skills and knowledge

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