Information for candidates applying for the Employment Lawyer vacancies in the Government Legal Department based in London
|Department||Government Legal Department|
|Salary||Grade 7 - £48,400; Legal Officer - £42,420|
|Application deadline||Midday on Monday 8 October 2018|
The Government Legal Department (GLD) is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with all the main Whitehall departments. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.
The department has 14 client-facing advisory teams who provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, draft secondary legislation and work with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation.
Our cross-cutting expert service groups for Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law provide specialist legal services to a wide range of government departments and public bodies.
We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,300 employees, around 1,800 of whom are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in other locations including Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds.
GLD’s Employment Group provides employment litigation and advisory services to central government departments. It contains 90 lawyers, of which 14 are based in Leeds with the remainder in London.
This post is based in London.
We are recruiting lawyers to work in the Group’s TUPE and Transactional Hub (TTH). The TTH works on the employment aspects of government contracts, in particular those involving insourcing, re-procurement or outsourcing, which includes advising on staffing options, drafting relevant aspects of tender and contractual documents and supporting clients throughout the process of staff transfers. The TTH works very closely with GLD’s Commercial Group.
The post will also involve contributing to other aspects of the Team’s work, including conducting litigation in the Employment Tribunals and higher courts and advising across the full range of employment issues for the Team’s clients.
The post-holder will be expected to play an active role in the Team and wider GLD as required, including contributing to client training and team knowledge management, managing junior members of staff and participating in appropriate corporate activities.
There are also posts available in Leeds.
For further information about the post and application enquiries, please contact the GLD Recruitment Team or telephone 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417.