Senior Employment Lawyer (7PQE+), Blue-Chip

Search Legal
England, London
12 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
Thomas Knight-Gaynor
Full time
Contract type

Senior Employment Legal Counsel, Leading Household Brand
7+ PQE
Fantastic Salary and Package

A fantastic opportunity is available with one of the World's premier multi-national financial services corporations. Their legal team based in Central London needs a talented and experienced in-house legal counsel with a wide ranging and in-depth background in employment law. This promises to be a challenging, engaging and fulfilling post taking on responsibility for a wide range of employment matters. The organisation is looking to place someone who will drive their continued development with a keen eye for innovation and opportunities to increase efficiency.

The successful candidate will benefit from being part of an amazing international organisation; this will come hand in hand with an impressive base salary and a great package. A culture of flexibility is actively encouraged with ample room to accommodate your life and other engagements around the role, this will allow you to have a fantastic sense of balance. The corporation routinely wins Best Places to Work awards all over the globe, Glassdoor feedback, again, is top of the class. This is truly a multinational formed by people that pride themselves in maintaining a culture driven by mutual respect and a shared love for opportunity, innovation and risk taking.

The role demands a Solicitor who has strong experience of employment law, especially within in-house environments (minimum 3-5 years in-house is ideal). Experience in the payments industry will be highly advantageous. The successful candidate will rely on a strong skill-set including experience in: Providing strategic advice and collaboration regarding employment law decisions to the business and Human Resources. Advising generally in relation to individual and collective non-contentious employment issues and ensuring good practice legal compliance. Compensation and benefits expertise to include regulatory provision compliance; pensions experience is an advantage. Providing support on the implementation of legal developments and initiatives and review of related materials, drafting and negotiation of policies and procedures especially as part of an international or global company. Owning, developing, leading and delivering in-house training sessions to HR. Managing litigation by instructing and liaising with outside counsel and business owners and ensure appropriate reporting and reserves in accordance with applicable accounting policies.

The ideal candidate will have upwards of 7 years PQE, with a background in employment law with a substantial amount of that experience gained in-house. To thrive in this environment an incredibly motivated, strategic and progressive mentality is paramount. Thinking outside the box to deliver creative, effect solutions is close to the heart of this position and the organisations vision. If you feel you have passion, drive and technical skill in abundance alongside the empathy, strategy and creativity required to be a phenomenal leader in a financial organisation's legal team then do not hesitate to apply below.

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