Assistant Executive (Trade Union Law Group)
Vacancy: TULG Assistant Executive
Salary: £35,439 - £41,142
Closing date for applicants: 18 October 2017
Interview Dates: TBC
With almost 800 staff and partners across a network of offices nationwide, we are the most experienced trade union, employment rights and claimant personal injury practice in the UK. We represent most trade unions in the UK. Our Trade Union Law Group is recognised as being the leader in its field, acting for unions in most major trade union litigation.
We have an enviable reputation for the results we get for our clients and the support, training and career development of our staff. We treat our people as we treat our clients – fairly, with honesty and as individuals.
At Thompsons, we expect interest and commitment to the work we do and a desire to do the very best we can for our clients.
As a member of our highly respected national Trade Union Law Group, you will be a member of the team handling large scale, high profile High Court and Employment Tribunal claims, including industrial action injunctions. Other current and recent types of claims include blacklisting in the construction industry, judicial review and trade union related human rights claims. Many of our cases are reported in law reports and/or national media, the most recent example being the injunction obtained against Birmingham City Council in the waste management dispute. You will be required to interview witnesses, prepare pro forma pleadings in multi Claimant claims, gather, assess and prepare documents for disclosure, prepare witness statements / evidence and attend High Court to lodge documents. You will gain invaluable experience of high profile High Court litigation as a member of our highly respected TULG. We are looking for an individual who is able to bring exceptional attention to detail and has proven ability to work well under pressure. Previous experience or knowledge of trade union law is not essential for this role. The applicant must be legally qualified.
What We Offer
As well as a competitive salary we offer an extensive benefits package which includes contributory pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance, 27 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays), an Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, annual travel and parking loans, cycle to work scheme, financial assistance for professional development and much more. As an employer we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment where you can develop your career and achieve your personal best. We also deliver excellent on-site training to ensure you have the necessary tools to work to the best of your ability.
For a full job description and application form please visit our website.
Thompsons believes in equality and is an Equal Opportunities employer promoting diversity within the workplace.
No agencies please.