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In-House Employment Lawyer

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable)
Closing date
18 May 2024

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In-House Employment Lawyer

Location: University Park

Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Ref: REG122824

Closing date: Saturday 18 May 2024.


Applications are invited for the above position, which is a hybrid role with a pattern of two days based on campus per week, (to include Tuesday), plus remote working. The Legal Services team is part of the Registrar’s Department, and it provides legal advice, support, and representation to and on behalf of the University.

The In-House Employment Lawyer will work alongside the University’s General Counsel, providing specialist employment law advice, as part of the in-house Legal Services team and as a business partner to Human Resources. They will join a friendly, busy, and supportive legal team and will have the opportunity to undertake a complex and varied workload.

Candidates must be a Solicitor or Barrister employment law specialist with a current SRA or Bar Council registration to practise in England and Wales. They will also be experienced in advising on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work and will be confident as an Employment Tribunal advocate to at least preliminary hearing level. There will also be opportunities to develop or use expertise in complementary areas of legal practice relevant to the Higher Education sector and the work of the Legal Services team.

The role requires pro-active and timely management of case work, conducting ET cases, writing and delivering training, and engaging in a professional, responsive and collaborative way with clients and colleagues at all levels of seniority.

This is a permanent position. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may also be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kate Gallagher: email KATE.GALLAGHER@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


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