SOLICITOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

POSITION: Solicitor LOCATION: Belfast HOURLY RATE: £19.81 HOURS: 37 HOURS, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm On behalf of our client, we are seeking a Solicitor to work independently, under the supervision of a Senior Solicitor, to ensure the provision of a high-quality legal service to all levels of the organisation. The successful candidate will undertake and assist in the provision of professional and timely expert legal advice, assistance and representation in relation to a wide range of employment law matters. Main Responsibilities/Duties: * To undertake and assist in the provision of professional and timely expert legal advice and representation on a wide range of employment matters, including non-contentious advisory work and acting in defence of employment related proceedings. * To carry out research into legal issues and provide strategic and timely opinion papers and advice to clients. * To liaise with, attend and advise clients and third parties and accept new instructions as directed. * To draft Tribunal proceedings/pleadings, collate discovery, assist in the preparation of witness statements, preparing briefs for counsel and trial bundles. * To work collegially with other members of the legal Services team and provide advice and assistance in respect of ongoing general litigation dealt with by Legal Services, as and when the need arises. * To undertake and to be responsible for the management of their own caseload while being subject to the direction and supervision of a Senior Solicitor. * To provide regular reports on all legal work to the supervising Senior Solicitor to enable compliance with reporting controls to the Director of Corporate Services, the Chief Executive and the senior management team, as may be considered necessary or appropriate. If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Daniel Finlay by clicking on the link below by Monday 8th July. You must also include a bullet pointed synopsis at the top of your CV demonstrating how exactly you meet the Essential Criteria below: Essential Criteria: Applicants must, by the closing date for applications, have: Experience/Qualifications 1.) Possess a degree or equivalent level (Level 6) qualification. 2.) Be a solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland qualified to practice in Northern Ireland. 3.) Can demonstrate at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience within the last five years undertaking and/or assisting in the provision of professional and timely legal advice on a wide range of employment law matters, including non-contentious advisory work and conducting employment related legal proceedings. Skills/Abilities/Knowledge 4.) Can demonstrate a strong understanding of Industrial Tribunal practice and procedure in Northern Ireland. 5.) Can demonstrate: * Excellent analytical thinking and decision making skills * Strong organisational skills in order to manage a busy and varied caseload * Ability to work well under pressure of multiple deadlines * Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills * Willingness and ability to work collegiately 6.) Possess a current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full. Desirable Criteria: 1. Hold current professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development at Chartered Member (MCIPD) or above. 2. Experience in successful dispute resolutions e.g. coaching, mediation. 3. Experience working within local government or the public sector. 4. Experience working with trade unions. Please note AccessNI checks will be required. If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Daniel Finlay by clicking on the link below by Monday 8th July. Applicants must ensure their CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details. Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role. If this role isn’t suitable but you are looking for a new opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced consultants. You can visit our website in the first instance or call our office. Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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