Senior Associate Employment Solicitor

Location Sheffield
Discipline: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££45000 - £77000 per annum
Contact name: Robert Addy

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Job ref: BBBH14915_1677257520
Published: about 1 month ago
A large law firm based in Sheffield serving clients throughout the UK and further afield are looking to recruit a senior employment law associate to their Sheffield city office. They have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality advice with exceptional personal service.
With a history stretching back over 30 years, they recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like theirs should and can have on the local community and therefore, encourage their employees to get involved and give back to the local community in which they live and work.
Their vision is to set the standard for legal excellence & deliver justice for the people and in doing so, to become the law firm of choice & champion of the community for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet this vision and deliver an outstanding service they need to employ individuals who understand the clients' needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it. The values go to the heart of the firm. They define who they are and how they work. It is by remaining true to these values that they will achieve their vision:
* Teamwork - trust and respect one another.
* Excellent Client Service - The firm takes the time to truly understand the clients' needs and aim to provide practical, tailored and commercial solutions - not just options.
* Professionalism - They work to the highest professional and technical standards, acting with the utmost integrity at all times.
* Our People - They work together to create an open, supportive and friendly working environment where people feel valued, can develop their careers and achieve their professional ambitions.
If this sounds like a vision you would like to be a part of, the values resonate with your own personal values, and you meet the requirements of the role described, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The Role
We are looking to recruit an Employment Solicitor to join this growing team. This role is a full-time position and consideration will be given to individuals who have at least 3 year's experience. You will report to the Head of the Department and will be based in the Sheffield office.

Key aspects of the role include:
* Discrimination and harassment
* Disciplinary procedures and grievances
* Unfair dismissal
* Discrimination
* Employment tribunal claims - advocacy skills desirable
* Settlement agreements
* Restrictive covenants
* TUPE matters
* Dispute resolution
* ACAS and early reconciliation
* Redundancy
* Restructures
* Dismissal
* Staff handbooks
* Equal pay rights
* Flexible working hours
* Data Protection
* Terms and contracts of employment
* Maternity/paternity rights

Knowledge & Experience
Responsibility for management of own caseload of both Respondent and Applicant work from commencement to conclusion;
* Representation at Tribunal including advocacy services;
* Consideration of settlement options in the client's best interests; taking into consideration the client's circumstances and assessments of quantum following review of legislation and developing case law;
* To manage all client work expeditiously and in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the practice's office manual. This includes allocating work to yourself and others where necessary; complying with ACAS deadlines; Tribunal Limitations and any other relevant time limits for matters including discrimination; Equality Act; Stress at work (personal injury).
* To consider various funding options with clients, including (but not limited to) CFA;s DBA's; Private retainers; insurance policies; trade union funding.
* To keep clients fully up-to-date in both oral and written communications which are to be contemporaneously recorded on the electronic case management system. To accurately record attendances and preparation notes
* To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations and to develop new working relationships to grow and expand the department to generate increased revenue.
* To undertake any specific training when required to do so and take responsibility for own self-development - this includes at least 16 hours of Continuing Professional Development to be recorded for annual review.
* In liaison with Head of Department and other directors, to be active in promoting the services of the practice and its image and ethos.
* To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by the Directors.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Good communication and IT skills are essential as is managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs. Attention to detail, a good work ethic and a willingness to cover a variety of tasks.
What we will offer in return

Competitive Salary depending on experience
Company pension scheme
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Discretionary annual bonus scheme
Professional membership payments
Professional development
Employee referral scheme

For more information please click apply today with a copy of your cv or call Rob Addy 07378 123456