Senior Legal Counsel, Employment
Posted: 14 Oct 2019 Closes: 15 Nov 2019
CompanyJohn Lewis Partnership
Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting into the Head of Legal, Employment, the John Lewis Partnership is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel, Employment to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a fast paced role in a busy in-house legal team, dealing with a huge range of UK employment legal issues. You will advise all trading divisions of the John Lewis Partnership which consists of John Lewis and Waitrose and Group (the Partnership), in relation to all aspects of employment law.This is a demanding role which requires a very good understanding of employment law including TUPE, working time and pay related issues such as NMW and holiday pay, restructures and redundancy, alongside having an awareness of future changes that may impact the business. Organisational skills, and a self starting mentality are paramount as the candidate needs to be able to work independently and prioritise and manage a variable and pressurised workload.The Partnership is a unique business and it is essential that the candidate has the adaptability to advise within the context of its Constitution and democratic structure.Dealing with stakeholders of a varying level, up to Executive Director, the candidate needs to be highly proficient in building strong relationships, and managing stakeholders effectively. Relationships across the Employment law team are also paramount, with a strong relationship needed with the fellow Senior Employment Lawyers, and other members of the legal team.
Requirements include, but are not exclusive to:> To provide strategic, up to date and pragmatic legal advice as a Business Partner to all divisions of the Partnership> To lead on high value, complex or strategic projects, cases or transactions relating to employment law> To support the Heads of Legal in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Legal team strategy, taking ownership of relevant strategic imperatives> To take a proactive approach in relation to the identification of risk and risk management, and to identify proactively, and guide the Partnership in responding to, regulatory and legislative changeFor full details relating to this role please see the attached job description.
Required essential experience skills and qualifications
> Extensive experience working in employment law> In house experience at an organisation with a large and diverse UK workforce preferably in a retail or customer service environment> Experience working in both a team, but also the ability to work autonomously> Understanding of the commercial world and an ability to deliver advice through a commercial lens> Ability to interact with and advise senior stakeholders up to and including executive directors> In depth experience in advising on restructures and commercial contract negotiations (including large scale redundancy programmes and TUPE transfers), working time and pay issues.
Required desired experience skills and qualifications
Right to work, sponsorship and immigration experience desirable but not essential Please consider the following when making your application:>We reserve the right to close vacancies early in light of a large response>Print off the job description now if you require it>Ensure you have an up-to-date CV#LI-JLPJL#LI-MP1