Remote Senior Employment Solicitor

RJM143982 _1720704055
  • Negotiable
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Permanent

An award-winning Employment firm 'with a difference' are looking for a Remote Senior Employment Solicitor keen to join a team driving market change.

In the crowded employment law market, openings for experienced legal professionals are arising on an almost daily basis.

But rarely does an opportunity emerge of this ilk. We are looking for a Remote Senior Employment Solicitor (7+ years' PQE) to join an award-winning firm committed to putting Employee Relations (ER) on the strategic agenda. Not to mention one which has offered flexible and home working as standard, long before the pandemic!

This Remote Senior Employment Solicitor role would suit a talented solicitor with entrepreneurial spirit, an innovative mindset and a genuine commitment to leveraging change - not just within their customer's organisations, but the world of ER on the whole.

The company - Employment Law | Online ER Support | ER Technology Solutions

Our client, part of a larger organisation within the Employee Relations space, are committed to driving the much-needed revolution of an otherwise static market. They act as an extension of their customers' HR teams and provide integrated support services built around people, processes and technology, this means they now support over 200 organisations (1,000-10,000 employees typical size), largely via a fixed annual subscription pricing model.

These businesses - chose our client not just due to their rounded and innovative proposition in a relatively staid market, but also because of how they treat their people. Some of the most experienced employment lawyers in the UK have turned their backs on the city centre rat race, to join a close-knit team, delivering first-rate advice collaboratively - but remotely - from locations throughout the country.

Pursuing a continued growth trajectory which shows no sign of slowing, the firm has an impressive customer roster, and an eye-catching pipeline, rich with modern HR teams seeking to achieve more from their ER strategy.

The opportunity

Given approximately 70% of our client's work is retained, billing pressures are significantly reduced, freeing up the lawyer's time to truly foster strategic relationships and bring the power of ER to life without the shackles of a stopwatch or restrictive fees that often prevent HR customers from seeking support.

So, with no billing or sales targets to hit, this is a role which breaks away from the long hours typically demanded by a traditional busy practice. Instead the focus is on forming deep customer relationships that enable the provision of highly commercial, business-focused advice.

While the work is naturally challenging and complex, this position provides more balance and the ability to focus on delivery whilst also being able to genuinely log off and have a work life balance largely unattainable within other organisations.

This opportunity is ripe for an individual who:

  • Is excited by the client's proposition - not least its technology focus (unable to find a ready-made, fit-for-purpose ER case management tool, for example, the client built their own!)
  • Buys into this business model and the potential to affect further change in a more consultancy-style organisation
  • Is eager to deliver complex, senior-level legal advice to an increasingly advancing base of 'A-list' customers, without the constraints of traditional billing models
  • Wants to join an already premier legal team to advance customer standards and their own career progression
  • Seeks a truly flexible role with home working offered as standard with no need to undertake Business Development

The package

Our client is looking for a technologically savvy individual, embracing of change and passionate about 'what could be' in the world of employee relations. In handling a respondent employment caseload covering the full spectrum of work, the successful candidate will naturally see things from customers' perspectives and have intuitive CRM skills that will only serve to bolster an already impressive customer retention rate.

In return our client will provide:

  • Flexible working as standard

Team meetings and professional development days in Leeds and London bring the team together to collaborate in person - and also enjoy social time out. However, aside from any requirements to meet customers face-to-face, this role offers utmost flexibility in terms of location.

  • Room to breathe

Our client recognises the varied advantages associated with a balanced work/home life, plus a break away from the rigour and structure of the traditional law firm.

  • A competitive remuneration package

To find out more about this unusual and exciting Remote Senior Employment Solicitor opportunity contact Rachael Mann or Sophie Linley at Sacco Mann on 0113 245 3338

Rachael Mann Director

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