Camden London Borough Council
Camden London Borough Council United Kingdom United Kingdom
1 month ago
Starting salary: £48,456 (plus a 5% market supplement)
Job Level: Level 4 Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 15th March 2023 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
The Council is looking for an experienced Employment Lawyer to assist in the... delivery of some of the Council’s top priorities by delivering a high-quality customer focused legal employment service. You will be a valued member of a lively, responsive and supportive department delivering essential advice to clients and providing representation on employment cases across the Council.
We are looking for a driven individual to provide a high quality and comprehensive legal service on all aspects of employment law. You will work in partnership with service directorates providing high quality legal advice to staff across Camden. You will be responsible for providing good quality advice on complex and high-profile matters to senior officers.
The post-holder will be responsible for the effective provision of legal advice, undertake casework and deliver a client focussed service. This includes preparing and checking reports for and attending committees, working parties and other meetings where legal advice is required.
To undertake advocacy where the post holder has a right of audience on all matters relating to the work of the council and its service directorate. To work effectively and in partnership with colleagues and team members in the delivery of the service and in respect of complex work or projects. To keep abreast of all relevant legislation, court practice and procedures and report and advice the Council of the impact of these on client groups and the management of cases. To make recommendations on any changes in policy or practice.
Promote and provide advice, information and training as requested by the Senior/Principal Lawyer as appropriate to the needs of internal clients. Produce information and literature appropriate to the needs of officers and client groups.
You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a detailed knowledge of the law and procedure in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Supreme Court, County Court and Court of Appeal. You should have significant experience of conducting employment litigation and advising on employment law preferably in relation to local authorities as well as experience of preparing cases and drafting legal documents for the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Advocacy skills are an essential requirement for this role to represent the Council on all employment matters. You should also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) including literacy, tact and diplomacy and ability to advise competently on relevant legal matters.
You should be experience of advising clients, meeting deadlines and time recording.
Ability to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision, to undertake research and be able to make accurate, considered judgements and decisions. You will be innovative and forward thinking in line with Camden’s 2025 Goals.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9853456/file/document?inline
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at [email protected] or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
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