Senior Associate - Employment (Health)

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The Role

We are looking for an employment law solicitor to join the Employment, Pensions and Immigration NSL, based in our Birmingham office, working predominantly for employers in the health sector.The role will involve working closely with Jog Hundle, Partner and other team members. You will be advising employers on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, as well as engaging in business development activity to promote the Firm's practice. Advocacy experience is welcome. Health Sector knowledge and experience is preferred. We are very happy to consider applicants based in the North West, who are able to travel to our Manchester office.

The Person

You will have 4+ years' employment experience gained in a reputable firm with a substantive employment law practice.

What skills and attributes would I need?

Given the challenges of this role, it is likely that your background and experience will include, good academics e.g. a 2.1 degree or equivalent, along with a clear  enthusiasm for employment law. You will need excellent written English for drafting purposes as well as excellent presentation skills. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter with common sense and initiate, as well as the ability to work as a team-player working on complex matters.We are looking for someone who has the ability to lead on employment tribunal matters and run matters with minimal supervision. The role will require someone to supervise and assist less experienced lawyers.Ideally we are looking for someone who has previous experience of  advising large employers in either the health sector or a comparable sector such as education, housing, government or charitable, but this is not essential.

Who will I be working with?

You will work with Jog Hundle and other members of our Birmingham employment team, and will be part of the cross office Employment, Pensions and Immigration NSL, which is headed up by partner, David Mills.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.


The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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