Employment Lawyer vacancy in the Government Legal Department

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Headline Information

Job title Employment Lawyer – TUPE
Location Leeds
Salary Grade 7 - £47,025 (3 years or over PQE), Legal Officer - £42,000 (0 to 2 years PQE)
Application deadline Monday 20 February 2017

Vacancy details

The Government Legal Department’s Employment Group provides employment litigation and advisory services to central government. It contains 90 lawyers, of which 8 are based in Leeds with the remainder in London, and is divided into 5 SCS led teams based around particular clients with the work falling into 4 categories:

  • HR advice and litigation including advice on individual cases and advice on collective and strategic HR issues such as departmental restructuring or advice on major departmental policy issues such as Prison Reform.
  • Large scale multi party litigation (e.g. part time judicial office holder cases).
  • Advice to Cabinet Office and CSEP on overarching civil service employment issues.
  • Transactional employment work (insourcing and outsourcing contracts involving staff transfers).

We are recruiting a lawyer to work in Team E4 in Leeds in this latter area, transactional work in the Group’s TUPE and Transactional Hub (TTH).

The TTH is involved in the employment aspects of government contracts, in particular those involving insourcing or outsourcing. The TTH works very closely with GLD’s Commercial Law Group.

The GLD prides itself on staff development and there will be opportunities in due course (3 to 4 years) to move within the Employment Group and the wider Government Legal Department.

Contact for Application Enquiries

For further information about the post and how to apply, please contact either Adele Callaghan or Katie Haggerty at Hays.

GLD Employment Lawyer Vacancy Notice

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Published 7 February 2017