Senior Legal Advisor – Reading
Why Make UK?
Make UK provides businesses with advice, guidance and support relating to employment law, employee relations, health & safety, climate & environment, information & research and occupational health.
Additionally, Make UK provides political representation on behalf of UK business in the engineering, manufacturing and technology-based sectors, lobbying government, MPs, regional development agencies, MEPs and European institutions.
We are proud to champion and celebrate British manufacturing and manufacturers and together, we build a platform for the evolution of UK manufacturing.
About this career opportunity…
Based in Make UK’s HR & Legal Team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Legal Advisor with experience in employment law, to join our well-established team in the South; based out of our Reading office approx. 3 days a week and helping to provide cover across the south region, Oxford, Reading, South Coast, Kent, London & M25.
Under the direction of, and in conjunction with the Regional Head of HR & Legal, your responsibility will be to liaise with Members and clients in relation to conducting employment litigation (including advocacy) in the Employment Tribunal. You will also provide them with end to end advice and assistance on a national basis.
In addition, you will make an impact in this role by…
To provide comprehensive and timely advice and assistance to member companies on all matters pertaining to employment law and employee relations either in person, telephone (including the National Advice Line) or in writing.
To draft/scrutinize contracts of employment, policies, procedures and other employment-related documents.
To prepare and present seminars on employment law and employee relations issues.
To maintain a high standard of professional knowledge and expertise by way of appropriate research/training.
To comply with office procedures relating to the coordination and monitoring of work.
To assist the Head of HR & Legal as and when requested.
To work closely with other business units in the retention and recruitment of Members.
To identify and, if possible, assist in the procurement of additional fee-paying work for Make UK
To undertake such other work (within your professional capability) as is necessary to achieve the overall objectives of Make UK.
To achieve in this role, you are likely to…
If this could be the next step in your career, please apply online today. All applications will be considered, and we will aim to respond to you within 3 working days of receiving your application.
Make UK. Empowering individuals, inspiring generations.
-Minimum 3-5 years PQE in employment law
-Experience of advising clients in employment law, employee relations and human resources
-Proven successful track record in handling a Tribunal caseload and case management with little direct supervision.
-Employment Tribunal advocacy experience, including full merits hearings
-In addition to joining an organisation at the cutting edge of innovation; leading the way in developing skills and driving competitive advantage for the UK, you will also be looking after a portfolio of new and existing members.
Reward and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary (plus car allowance) and a range of core benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, private healthcare and an attractive company pension scheme.