Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme
  • 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days
  • Flexible, agile and home working
  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment
  • Role overview

    Introduction to the role:

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our successful commercial employment team in Manchester. You will be given plenty of client responsibility and exposure but at the same time be part of a supportive team environment.

    The successful candidate will be allocated to a senior member of the team for support and personal development.

    Introduction to the team:

    The Commercial Employment Team in Manchester is led by two partners, Jeff Middleton and David Parry. The remainder of the team is made up of one legal director, one senior legal assistant, one paralegal and a solicitor apprentice.

    We work collegiately as a team and have weekly team meetings where we discuss recent developments and ongoing matters. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with all members of the team and for a wide variety of clients.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice to a broad range of clients, from company owners and managers, HR professionals and in-house lawyers, to public and private sector organisations, as well as senior employees and executives, on a range of employment matters.
  • Managing a good mix of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
  • Undertake all aspects of employment law including drafting various employment documents, maternity and paternity rights, discrimination, whistleblowing, employee relations issues, disciplinary matters and grievances, mediation, dismissals, redundancy, TUPE and employment tribunal claims.
  • Transactional support
  • Build and maintain client relationships.
  • Contribute to business development.
  • What we are looking for

    Essential:

  • Law degree (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting an employment commercial team.
  • The ability and experience of managing a caseload providing sound commercial advice.
  • Transactional support experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Adheres to guidelines and procedures.
  • An understanding of clients’ needs and expectations.
  • Flexibility in approach and a willingness to work outside normal office hours, if required.
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Hill Dickinson is committed to providing fairness and equal opportunity for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief.

    We understand that our power as a firm comes from empowering our people and that it is only by encouraging and enabling individuals to be themselves at work that we can truly benefit from their rich and varied strengths.

    Hill Dickinson is an equal opportunities employer. All applications received by the firm will be considered based on their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. 

    Disability Support

    We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the HR team at hrteam@hilldickinson.com should you require any adjustments to the application or interview process.

    Values

    Trust – Respect – Innovation – Collaboration

    All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks. 

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