We're recruiting an Employment Solicitor

By Olivia Vicol - 05 August 2022

  • Pay: £37,000 - £40,000
  • Contract length: permanent
  • Hours: full time 37.5h/week
  • Location: London hybrid (with possibility of remote only for an exceptional candidate)

The Work Rights Centre is looking for a bright employment solicitor to lead our employment rights programme by providing expert casework, and supervising our ambitious team of employment rights caseworkers.

This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with a strong sense of justice, who values impact, teamwork, and the autonomy of working in a diverse and agile team. We can accommodate flexible and remote work, and offer 28 days of annual leave in addition to a winter holiday break. The position is permanent and full time, with flexibility for an exceptional candidate.

The role

As Head of Employment, you’ll lead our employment casework by supervising our frontline team and taking on complex cases, and you’ll also use your expertise to contribute to our strategic work in collaboration with colleagues in the policy team. This is a real opportunity to help vulnerable workers, while using frontline expertise to contribute to systemic change.

About you

We seek a colleague who shares our mission to end in-work poverty by helping vulnerable workers find justice, and who has: 

  • 3 years PQE in the UK in employment law;
  • A record of supervising casework;
  • Excellent case management skills, demonstrating an ability to quickly gather case facts, draft good case summaries, plan actions accordingly;
  • Excellent client management skills, including courtesy, professionalism, an ability to set realistic expectations and keep the client informed of case progress;
  • Empathy for, and an ability to relate to vulnerable clients from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

 How to apply

Download the job description for a full list of responsibilities and complete person specifications. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to olivia.vicol@workrightscentre.org  by 23:59 on Sunday, 28th August, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any queries about this opportunity.

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