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Employment Solicitor – Cumbria (Ideally Penrith Based)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Employment Solicitor to join our growing team of employment and HR specialists.   

This is a new role and the successful candidate will join our team which currently consists of 6 solicitors, 5 HR professionals and 2 dedicated administrative support team members.  This recruitment focusses on supporting a growing number of clients in the Education sector (predominantly Schools and FE colleges) across the region.  The Firm provides a specialist HR and employment law service to Schools and Academies, and the appointed solicitor will be expected to work with and support the HR professionals and develop close links with the retained client base.

The work will involve the provision of a full range of quality employment advice demanded of a leading practice.  Experience in matters such as restructure, collective redundancy, TUPE, safeguarding concerns, breaches of professional standards, tribunal work and union relations is advantageous.  The role will also include some supervision and development of a junior solicitor in the team.

Candidates should ideally have 5 years PQE in employment law but applications will be considered from other PQE levels.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience of providing advice within the education or public sector, although candidates without this experience, but demonstrating an interest in this area, will be actively considered.

The post holder will also fully participate in aspects of the team’s business development initiatives including seminars, workshops, on-line development and bulletins.

If you would like to apply for this role and join our forward-thinking firm with a great working environment please send your CV with covering letter to yourfurture@burnetts.co.uk

The closing date for application is Friday, 30 April 2019, 12 noon.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, or would like further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Sowerby on 01228 552222.

Thank you for your interest in working at Burnetts.

Burnetts site: Penrith.

Posted on 19th March 2019