Employment Lawyer

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Guildford, United Kingdom
£40,792 to £48,677 per annum
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Secretariat & Legal

Location: Guildford
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Post Type: Full Time, Permanent
Advert Placed: Monday 08 October 2018
Closing Date: Monday 22 October 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.

The University Secretariat and Legal Services department is responsible for providing or procuring all legal advice relating to the University’s primary purpose (teaching and learning, and research) and trade activities.

The Opportunity

We are recruiting an experienced legal professional primarily to deliver high quality, timely and robust legal advice in relation to employment issues and HR policies and procedures. In addition, you will be expected to provide advice on student matters such as internal complaints and academic appeals working closely with the Office for Student Complaints (OSCAR) and the Case Manager for Appeals to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.

You will enjoy high levels of independence, managing your own case load with the freedom to resolve matters in a proactive way. Reporting to the University Secretary, you will have the discretion to determine priorities and propose creative approaches to achieving your objectives.

Your internal clients will include senior management and colleagues across the University including HR professionals.

Who we are seeking:

Candidates must possess a relevant qualification. The majority of your role is dedicated to employment related issues so detailed knowledge and experience in English employment law (including applicable EU law), and an awareness of public sector equality duties is essential.

You should have a good working knowledge of data protection law and Freedom of Information Act requests and the “prevent duty” under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, as well as a willingness to undertake the necessary research to advise more generally on the law of contract and tort and PREVENT.

You will be a confident communicator who can explain complex legal issues with clarity to a range of parties. High level problem solving and decision making are integral to many elements of the role, therefore a meticulous attention to detail and advanced analytical skills are required.

What we offer:

The opportunity to work in a dynamic and varied environment where you will play a significant role in the positive resolution of legal matters and governance for a top UK university.

In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes salary, pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.