Employment Associate


Job Description

With a new year fast approaching, are you looking to rejuvenate your career’s progress and develop as a professional? If you are, a chance to work for one of Britain’s leading legal practises has become available for an Employment Associate.

The applicant who joins this law firm will have an opportunity to work for an organisation that is a leader in the UK and internationally. Its staff are known for their high levels of skill, professionalism, and client care, leading to highly effective service delivery.

What skills will you need?

You will be entrusted to handle a mixed workload of employment matters, advising employers in a variety of sectors, including health, retail insurance, and logistics. You will also be managing client matters, both contentious and non-contentious, with these being of varying complexity and size.

Key Attributes

Ideally, you will have around five years or more of post-qualification experience, having worked for an established, respondent-focussed practice. Therefore, you will be able to run your own caseload with minimal supervision.

Desirably, this opportunity would suit someone who’s able to lead and develop a market-leading UK practice in the North West. Preferably, you will have a view to future promotion, based on the success of your efforts. However, it is essential that you have experience of tribunal claims from start to finish, and of overseeing others to do the same. Civil and/or appellate court experience (EAT, High Court, Court of Appeal, etc.) would be a distinct advantage.

You will have a background in contentious and non-contentious matters, and ideally experience of counselling on major projects involving M&A, restructures, TUPE, and collective consultation, as well as general advisory work with clients on senior level issues, such as executive terminations or restrictive covenant disputes. Prior work on multinational issues or immigration experience is also welcomed.

You are likely to have a robust academic record, together with strong exposure in a well-recognised firm. It would also help if you are a confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships, undertake client marketing, and influence at all levels, in particular at the HR Director/General Counsel level.

A solid track record of business development is desirable. It is also critical that you are ambitious in your career and wish to help develop an existing, market-leading British law firm in the North West.

To not miss out on this opportunity, please send in your CV if the above position fits your skills and experience, and you are looking for an exceptional year. For more employment associate jobs in Manchester, get in touch with Kingsley today.