Employment Lawyer

Leicester, Thurmaston
up to £40K with car
27 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Employment Lawyer

Leicester, Thurmaston

Salary: up to £40K with car

“Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing more than 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.

We operate a wide range of services including local buses, inter-urban commuter coaches, local, regional and national train services, trams and light rail, waterbuses, demand response, and non-emergency patient transport.

Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and is responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established in-house Employment Law team, supporting Arriva’s Bus and Train businesses within the Midlands.

As a qualified Employment Lawyer, you will report directly to the Head of Employment Law and you will be responsible for providing managers and HR with sound, pragmatic and commercially sensitive advice on a broad range of employment-law related matters. The successful candidate will be required to run their own Tribunal caseload and assist with more complex cases overseen by the Head of Employment Law.

The Employment Lawyer will be required to represent UK Trains and UK Bus in litigation in Employment Tribunals, the EAT and where appropriate, the County Court.

They will also be expected to assist in the training and development of colleagues in HR and the wider business on employment law related topics as well as draft weekly/monthly newsletters of relevant employment topics for the HR community.

Finally, the successful candidate will be expected to assist with Arriva-wide projects concerning topics such as Gender Pay Reporting and other employment-law related matters.

There are no people management or finance responsibilities with this role.

There will be an expectation to travel as part of this job and a car will be provided for this purpose.

The Candidate:

Applications are sought from employment lawyers who have gained at least two years' PQE within employment law. The successful applicant must be a qualified Barrister or Solicitor with experience of Tribunal Advocacy.”

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