Brighton & Hove City Council is recruiting a Senior Employment and Litigation Lawyer.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-respected and well-resourced local government legal service as the Senior Lawyer with primary responsibility for employment law in our Housing and Litigation team.
Your role will include managing employment tribunal proceedings, advising senior management in relation to employment matters and providing advice on industrial relations. An excellent communicator, you will build strong relationships with clients and elected members and have line management and supervisory responsibility within the team.
The closing date for receiving completed application forms is midnight Monday 27th June 2022, with interviews likely to be held during the week commencing 11th July 2022
About the role
You will need to be an experienced Employment Lawyer and some knowledge of civil litigation, housing and/or licensing law would be beneficial. Previous management experience would also be beneficial.
In this key role you will be a member of the Legal Services Management Team and we are committed to supporting you. You will be part of the Council’s wider Managers’ Network and part of our Leadership Development Programme.
It’s a fantastic City and a stimulating environment to work in. You will manage a high profile and varied case load.
Please contact Natasha Watson, Head of Litigation and Safeguarding Law, on (01273) 291550 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss the role.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).