Employment Lawyer (Temporary Post to Cover Maternity Leave)

Ref No: E578

Grade: CEC NJC – Grade 11
Salary Min: £39,638 per annum Salary Max: £46,028 per annum

Fixed Term
One year or until return of post holder whichever is sooner

Leading on all types of employment claims:
• TUPE and outsourcing matters
• Complex discipline/grievance investigations
• Discrimination and whistleblowing
• Restructures and redundancies
• Trade union consultation and negotiation
• Changes to terms and conditions
• Undertaking conciliation and some advocacy
• Advising on and drafting settlement agreements
• HR policy and procedure
• Advice to Members and senior officers of the Council

We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with a good knowledge of and signification post qualification
experience in employment law.
The successful Candidate will be dealing with all aspects of employment law and undertaking contentious and
non-contentious maters. They will be the sole employment specialist but will be working as part of a supportive legal
services team.
Candidates will report to the Legal Team Manager Corporate Projects and Property. They will be expected to work
closely with the Council’s HR department and project teams and provide advice to schools. Knowledge of TUPE as it
applies to transfer of commissioned services and to local authority employees and of LGPS and Fair Deal Pensions
schemes would assist.
Candidates must be flexible, enthusiastic and committed. They will have excellent communication skills, be able to work
under pressure and to prioritise their workload to meet tight deadlines. They will have the ability to work collaboratively
with project teams and client departments. They will be skilled at drafting legal documentation, providing concise and
clear advice, negotiating and carrying out legal research and analysis.
Experience gained in a Local Authority setting would assist as a sound understanding of local government together with
an appreciation of the challenges facing local authorities. However this is not essential for the right candidate.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Julie Gregory (Tel 01270685842) or Asif Ibrahim (Tel

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer
you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our
workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one
team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive
to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever
you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the
diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future – together.

Brighter Future
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