Employment Solicitor

  • £65000 - £85000 per annum
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent

A leading national firm has an opportunity for an enthusiastic Solicitor looking to develop their career in Employment law. The growing Education Employment department is seeking a hardworking and ambitious individual who is passionate about Employment law. Whilst they have offices across the country they really don't mind where you are based as much as if you choose, you can largely work remotely.

In this role the successful candidate will join a highly regarded and expanding team, running their own caseload of high-quality employment work from the education sector. Whilst having education sector experience isn't essential an interest in this fascinating area is.

You will cover the full spectrum of work within the sector, being a niche sector, you will get access to some novel and complex matters, that often have a political and press worthy aspect and require careful navigation and creative solutions in a commercial and risk sensitive way.

Work that you will be exposed to will range from helping clients to achieve their strategic goals within a sector where over 80% of the costs are staff based, through to delivering the urgent, distress related advice which can also have significant regulatory related issues and can:

  • national terms and conditions
  • industrial action
  • trade union liaison
  • TUPE and restructure
  • child safeguarding / crisis management

In addition to fee earning, you will be encouraged to get involved in the delivery of training for the clients, to attend sector specific conferences and will be given the opportunity to get involved in presenting and pitching to the clients to win new business.

As mentioned earlier, perhaps unusually, this firm really don't mind where you are based. They have a highly flexible attitude towards office attendance and the teamwork across the country in any event. You will be expected to attend face to face team meetings and events, however their locations vary meaning that it doesn't really matter where you live if you are willing to travel to these meetings, and to see clients.

Ideally, they are looking for someone with 3+PQE but the firm are being open minded and will consider candidates if there is demonstration of good quality employment experience. If you have education experience already that would be fantastic, however a genuine interest in the sector will suffice. They are looking for someone who is passionate about this work, commercially minded and self-motivated. Excellent client management skills will also be advantageous in this role.

To find out more about this interesting and challenging Employment Solicitor opportunity, confidentiality contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann on 0113 4677111.

Rachael Mann Director

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