Employment Associate/Solicitor

Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
01 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client has a vacancy for an Associate or a Solicitor with over 5 years’ experience to join their Nottingham-based Employment team, part of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial group.Although the role is based in Nottingham, there may be some travel required to the Leicester and Birmingham offices.

The role is to produce high quality legal services to clients on all aspects of employment work which is both contentious and non contentious, and will involve corporate support.

Your key duties will include:

•attending and running client meetings

•taking clients’ instructions

•giving clear advice in correspondence and in person

•drafting documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs

•attending and delivering internal and external training to clients

•negotiating with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives

•acting on behalf of clients in disputes and representing them in tribunal, if necessary

•instructing barristers or specialist advocates to appear in tribunal for the client in complex disputes

•preparing papers for tribunal

•working in a team, sometimes referring cases to the head of department

•producing internal bulletins

•assisting and supervising more junior fee earners, delegating appropriate work to trainees and supporting more senior staff on large complex matters

•taking a proactive approach to business development

Skills and experience you will have:

•a minimum of 5yrs’ experience in employment law

•some previous experience in managing or supervising others

•the ability to bring new business into the firm

Key competencies you will need:

•a willingness and enthusiasm to get involved in business development activities, ideally able to demonstrate a proven track record of success in this area

•motivation to take up a challenge at an exciting time

•ideally strong connections to and a knowledge of the local market place

About you – you will be:

•self-motivated and with a desire to succeed

•tidy, well organised and motivated

•able to self-manage and take ownership of problems

•highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description

•respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude

•keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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