In-house Employmemt Counsel - 6 month contract
FTSE 250 organization in the South West
Excellent opportunity with good daily rate
About Our Client
Our client is a FTSE 250 company who are a true success story for the south west and big employers in this area. They have an outstanding approach and good culture and it is an exciting time to join their legal function.
This is a great opportunity to work at a cutting edge business on a broad range of employment matters with a highly regarded team.
This is a newly created employment counsel role within the UK legal function but will involve international matters. reporting into the Head of Legal and working as part of a four-strong UK team (with potential of further growth). You will also be part of a wider international network and will support your commercial/ compliance counterparts in particular.
Work will include providing sound pragmatic advice on TUPE matters, restructures and change programs. You will ensure compliance with UK and EU laws, and maintain and update the database of employment policies in line with the law and the company's aims. You will also manage employment litigation, from concept through to and including tribunal advocacy where necessary. you will further manage external counsel and lead internal responses to grievance, disciplinary and dismissal processes. You will work closely with the HR function while designing and delivering formal training covering legislative updates and regular sessions in relation to relevant company developments. On occasion, as a team player you will contribute to non-employment matters including commercial agreements/ compliance if appropriate.
The Successful Applicant
- Experienced and confident employment specialist
- International experience with some exposure to re-structures or activity during Mergers & Acquisitions
- Personable and friendly with the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships quickly
- In-house experience is desirable but not essential
What's on Offer
Good daily rate and excellent flexibility due to their dynamic and family friendly culture
Part-time and Full-time considered