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EMPLOYMENT LAW ADVISOR

Job title: Employment Law Advisor

Salary: £34,000 – £38,000 per annum depending on experience

Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Company pension scheme

Howarths People and Safety Management is an award-winning family run business with an exciting opportunity for an experienced/senior employment law advisor. We are a team of specialist Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety advisors that work with over 500 client companies throughout England. We love what we do and we genuinely want to add value to our clients, but equally we want the right work-life balance for our team so they can live a life outside of work.

We are a company that has been established for over 15 years and we place significance on traits such as respect, honesty and integrity. These core principles run right through our business and as a result, in all our dealings with clients.

We are an ambitious company and our vision is to grow year on year, however we want to do this in the right way and maintain our family values. Building a great reputation is paramount and something that has been key to our business strategy from day one.

We are keen to add an experienced employment law advisor to the team, enabling us to continue to deliver a high level employment law service to our growing client base. We are passionate about working with our clients to deliver commercial, accurate and timely advice to support and protect their business. The vast majority of clients pay annual retainer fees enabling advisors to spend quality time supporting and guiding clients through the complexities of employment law, without the added pressure of time recording and targets. We judge ourselves on how happy we make our clients; that’s it.

No day is the same. You can be advising a national retailer on a redundancy situation on the Monday, to meeting with the owner of a local estate agency to discuss a sensitive disciplinary case on the Tuesday. The work is fresh, dynamic and engaging providing a platform for professional growth.

As an employer we value the benefits of a good work life balance and promote a positive working environment. We genuinely care about each member of our team and their contribution the business and our clients.

Equally, we have made a commitment to our community and have recently set-up our own charity The Howarth Foundation, supporting people who have recently been homeless in Leeds and Kirklees to take the next step back into employment.

THE ROLE:

-To act as a dedicated employment law advisor for Howarths growing client base of SME companies.

-Provide commercial, accurate and timely employment law advice to client companies on all areas of employment law including TUPE, redundancy and restructures, capability issues, discipline and grievance and discrimination in the workplaces etc.

-Promote a positive and proactive approach to employment law.

-Build strong relationships with client companies and develop a good understanding of their business, enabling you to add value to their bottom line by offering relevant employment law advice and support and recommending Howarths HR, health & safety and training services where appropriate.

-Representing SME companies at the Employment Tribunal.

-Develop employment law policies and procedures on behalf of client companies.

-Write, prepare and deliver management training on all aspects of employment law.

-Write thought provoking employment law articles aimed at HR professions and SME’s.

-To comply with all relevant standards and professional advice.

-To ensure all advice and support provided is appropriately documented, in accordance with Howarths systems.

-Engage with and promote Howarths core values.

-To represent Howarths in a professional manner at all times.

THE CANDIDATE

The successful candidate for the position of employment law advisor will possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 3 years’ qualifying experience as an employment law advisor.
  • Very sound knowledge of employment law including the ability to advise independently on areas such as redundancies, contractual issues, collective consultation, capability and discrimination.

CORE COMPETENCIES

-Rationale thinker with a sound commercial awareness and an understanding for business.

-Excellent communication skills in writing, business presentations and interpersonal communication and the ability to influence at an executive level.

-Strong ability to build and maintain client relationships.

-Excellent time management / organisational skills.

-Good team player and independent worker.

-Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality in interpersonal interaction.

-Must exhibit a commitment to continuous personal learning.

-Desire to work within an ambitious team and provide clients with an excellent service.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

-Personable

-Focused

-Driven

-Reliable

-Positive and proactive

It is essential that the successful candidate has experience working as an employment law advisor, advising SME’s.

Call Tracey now on 01274 864999 to enquire,
or send us your CV to Tracey@howarths-uk.com.

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