Employment Lawyer (Locum or Fixed Term Contract)

Legal Services
TVP Legal
Hourly rate £24.00 - £35.00 per hour depending on experience.
Full Time
Fixed Term

Locum or Fixed Term Contract

Hourly rate for locum £24.00 - £35.00 per hour, depending on experience

Full time but reduced hours or compressed hours will be considered

We are seeking to recruit two experienced employment lawyers on a locum basis to cover for maternity leave. The assignment is expected to last approx 12 -14 months and the successful candidates will join a small specialist employment team within legal services. Flexible working hours are available. Fixed Term Contract may also be available.

The role

Thames Valley Police is a large and progressive forward thinking employer in Oxfordshire. We are seeking to recruit two experienced employment lawyers on a locum basis commencing July/August 2019 for 12 – 14 months due to maternity leave. The post holder will be based at force HQ in Kidlington which has good road and rail networks and parking available on site.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years post qualification experience of solid employment law experience. They should be able to demonstrate experience of managing their own case load with a focus upon employment tribunals, early conciliations, advisory work in relation to employment law issues such as TUPE, all aspects of discrimination law and change management. Working under the direction of the Employment Law Manager as part of a small and friendly team within Legal Services. You will be a proactive lawyer and able to manage your own caseload and deliver effective employment law advice to senior managers and HR professionals in a clear and technically adept manner.

Applicants welcome from Claimant and Respondent lawyers and whilst public sector experience is desirable it is not essential. Private sector and in house lawyers are also invited to apply.

The requirements

A professional legal qualification and current practising certificate as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive you will have:

  • case management skills in relation to Employment Tribunal proceedings;
  • excellent drafting and negotiating skills;
  • the ability to advise senior managers and HR professionals on a range of employment law issues;
  • the ability to work using their own initiative and deliver clear, concise and effective advice on all aspects of employment law, its impact and application;
  • excellent inter-personal skills;
  • the ability and commitment to promote equality and diversity in working practices;
  • excellent PC skills;
  • the role will entail occasional travel throughout the Thames Valley Region and attendance at ET’s in London, Cambridge, Watford and Reading

To apply, please send a CV to recruitmentpolicestaff@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk, quoting 15750/15751, by Sunday 23rd June 2019.


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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.