Employment Law Solicitor

Organisation
Legal Services Agency
Reference
VAC-16648
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Employment
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£29,684 – £37,504 p.a.
PQE
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
We are looking for a candidate who can help us set up and deliver our new Employment Law Service.

Job Description

  • Salary: £29,684 – £37,504 p.a. (placing on scale dependent upon experience)  plus pension contribution
  • Closing date: Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 5pm.
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.  

The post is fully funded until 31st March 2021. A longer term funding package is being assembled. Secondments will be considered.                                                                                        

Main Location - Glasgow.  Legal Services Agency (“LSA”) are currently  operating a remote service due to COVID -19  pandemic.  We are working towards reintroducing safe office based work which will protect service users, staff and visitors, in compliance with all public health advice.

LSA is  Scotland’s largest Law Centre.  Through its solicitors and other staff, operating as Brown & Co. Legal LLP, LSA has a 30 year legacy of serving individuals, families and communities across Scotland, addressing unmet legal need and the effects of poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.   LSA’s legal service has developed pioneering legal remedies through test cases and campaigns on issues such as dampness, housing repair and evictions, Criminal Injuries Compensation, mental health law and asylum and immigration law.  LSA also delivers a wide range of seminars and training programmes and publications on legal themes.  In response to the challenges created by COVID -19, LSA are launching a new Employment Law Service designed to help meet the increased demand for advice and representation in the area of employment rights.

About the role

We are looking for a candidate who can help us set up and deliver our new Employment Law Service, which will provide a full range of legal advice and representation on employment law  including contractual disputes, equalities  and human rights issues, discrimination within employment, irregularities with pay and holiday entitlements, redundancy and unfair dismissal.  The role will also involve the dissemination of information and updates on employment rights, and the design and delivery of training on aspects of  employment law for lay representatives, LSA staff and Third Sector organisations.  The post holder will assist the Chief Executive in reporting to funders on progress of the Employment Law Service.

About you

You will be a solicitor entitled to hold a Law Society of Scotland Practising Certificate, with at least 3 years’ post qualifying experience, including 2 years’ experience in employment law.  You will be a highly motivated and resilient individual who welcomes challenges.  You will have experience of handling your own caseload and will be expected to do so within the overall casework management system operated by Brown & Co. Legal LLP.  You will be accustomed to dealing with a range of clients, including vulnerable people. It is anticipated that you will have experience of working in  a team setting. 

For an application pack, please contact Elizabeth Stewart on 0141 353 3354 or elizabethestewart@lsa.org.uk.

www.lsa.org.uk

This post is supported by funding from the Community Justice Fund.

Legal Services Agency Ltd. is a registered charity no SC017160  and a company limited by guarantee, registered no. SC123919.
 

 

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