Head of Employment

JMC Legal
England, London, City of London
£90000 - £120000 per annum + Excellent benefits
22 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
Sean Nicholson
Job Title
Head of Department
Practice Area
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

This Head of Employment role could prove to be a perfect step up for someone seeking career progression, perhaps in a top-heavy department.

We feel that this Top 100 practices are one of the most entrepreneurial, dynamic and diverse firms Nationally. They stand themselves culturally apart from any other firm, what they have achieved in the last five years has set a new precedent in the legal industry.

The Firm

This firm is a stand-out Top 100 practice. They have over 500 staff across a large network of offices; they are a practice that heavily invests into their workforce, from sending aspiring Partners on leadership courses designed by some of the Countries well-known entrepreneurs and business leaders, to being one of the largest providers of training contracts. There are no glass ceilings with many of the firm's partners have been home-grown. If you are striving for progression, they can provide a springboard. They offer all fee earners a very lucrative bonus structure, allowing you the ability to significantly increase your earnings. They are a dynamic, forward-thinking and commercially minded firm, with a unique, friendly culture.

The Role

You take over from the current head, the employment team is still relatively small compared to that of other departments, however they have a large civil litigation department and are ranked top tier for a number of more niche areas. The firm feel that throughout their network of offices there is such a good opportunity to really take this department to the next level.

You will lead and manage the team, as well as dealing with your own caseload of contentious and non-contentious work for both claimant and defendant. You will deal with a high quality of work and will have lots of autonomy within the post.

This role comes with excellent prospects for progression, including Partnership for the right candidate.


  • You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least seven years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of PQE)
  • You will have good experience of dealing with claimant, respondent, contentious and non-contentious work.
  • Have a strong billings history
  • Can lead and motivate a team, with a positive outlook
  • Be ambitious and dynamic
  • You will receive a basic salary that is above market rate, plus a bonus structure of up to 20% of all billings.
  • Excellent career prospects, no glass ceilings.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Employment Solicitor / Head of Department to join a Top 100 firm based in their London Bridge office.