Employment Associate

  • Leeds
  • Permanent
  • £45,000 - £70,000 per annum

Employment Solicitor for Charities and Social Enterprise Team

Clayton Legal is partnering closely with our client to support their expansion plans within the Charities sector.

Role Overview: Join one of the largest and most successful Charities teams outside London, working in a friendly and collegiate atmosphere for a diverse range of clients.
As an Employment Solicitor, you will primarily advise charities, social enterprises (including schools and academies), and private clients (employing care providers) on a broad spectrum of employment law matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert legal advice on contentious and non-contentious employment issues to a varied client base.
  • Work collaboratively within a team to achieve financial targets and manage caseloads effectively.
  • Take ownership of your workload, ensuring excellent service delivery to clients.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for seminars and breakfast briefings.
  • Drive business development initiatives to contribute to team growth.
  • Manage files in compliance with office procedures, including Lexcel standards.
  • Support and mentor other team members in their caseload management.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 0-4 years PQE in employment law; prior experience in HR, litigation, or similar roles is desirable.
  • Strong communication and numerical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative abilities.
  • Team-oriented with a proactive and methodical approach.
  • Attention to detail with a logical and structured work style.
  • Professional and personable demeanor, with empathy towards the voluntary sector.

Why Join Our Client?

  • Opportunity to work with a leading Charities team with a national reputation.
  • Friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Chance to develop expertise in employment law within the charitable sector.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

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For an initial discussion, please contact Anri at a.winchester@clayton-legal.co.uk

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