Lawyer (Employment)

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 15/08/2018 12:00
£36,153 - £39,961
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Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
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Closing date:
15 Aug
Further Information

The Council’s in-house Legal Services Team seek to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable employment lawyer.

You will have experience in advising clients on a full range of employment law issues such as TUPE, discrimination legislation and unfair dismissal as well as litigating such cases in the Employment Tribunal.

Your role will involve delivering tailored advice to tight deadlines and liaising closely with instructing officers with regard to all areas of employment law.

This role offers an opportunity to work at the heart of Local Government and you will join the Corporate and Governance team within Legal Services.
A qualified solicitor or barrister or fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate, you will bring plenty of in-depth knowledge in the areas of employment. With relevant experience in this area, you will advise and communicate with in-house clients and colleagues.

You will have an eye for detail and good organisational skills, which will enable you to carry a substantial workload. Flexible and innovative in your approach, you will help us to positively develop new areas of practice.

We offer a beneficial local government employment package, including a generous annual leave entitlement, the offer of a local government pension and flexible working opportunities amongst our many other benefits.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, busy and friendly team committed to providing an excellent legal service in this vital area of work we would very much like to hear from you.

If you require further information about the position please contact Neil Masson, Principal Solicitor on 01670 623314 or via e-mail at on Lynsey Wafer, Principal Solicitor on 01670 623295 or via e-mail at

Please note
This job is closed for applications.