Employment Lawyer

Recruiter
BT
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Expires
18 Sep 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent

Why this role matters

Our purpose is to use the power of communication to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities.

You'll give expert legal advice that's clear, practical and commercial;

• Enable BT to do business and deliver excellent customer experience; and

• Manage BT's legal risk, reputation & brand

All in line with both the BT and the Employment Team Strategy and Purpose

What you'll be doing

The main parts of your job:-

You're accountable for:

• Single point of contact (SPOC): The legal advice in any SPOC area assigned to you from time to time.

• The stakeholder relationship in your SPOC area and/or Line of Business.

• Delivering your team goals (set each year) as well as any personal goals.

• Developing and coaching other lawyers, graduates and paralegals whose work you supervise from time to time.

You'll

• Give legal advice in all practice areas.

• Build strong relationships with your SPOC/LOB stakeholders and the wider team's stakeholders

• Help to create simple processes, guidance and templates.

• Support the Senior Employment Lawyers and Chief Counsel to deliver our strategy.

• Deputise as needed.

This means you'll:-

Give legal advice in the key practice areas (including):-

• Employment Tribunals (ET's): Run ET's (including drafting, negotiating, settling and where needed advocacy).

• Deals - Advise HR, Legal and the bid teams on TUPE, deals, procurement, M+A, and exits; draft, review, and negotiate people clauses; represent BT during negotiations; flag risk during due diligence.

• Settlement Agreements (SA's): Draft, review, negotiate and advise HR on SA's (including Exec SA's)

• Case Management: Advise HR and Line Managers on grievances, investigations, disciplinary, performance and attendance cases (and any other case management queries).

• Reward: Advise on all things related to employee reward, restrictions, T&C's, working time, pay and benefits, including drafting contracts and policies.

• Trade Unions & Employee Relations (ER): Advise on all things related to unions and ER, including collective bargaining, recognition and industrial action and employee representatives.

• HR Change Projects: Advise on key projects (e.g. performance, attendance, etc.)

• Business Change Projects: Advise on reorganisations, redundancy, T&Cs changes.

• Other Projects -e.g. advice on regulatory or litigation investigations that need employment support.

• Immigration - Advise on right to work, visas, and HR processes.

• Stakeholders: Be responsible for the stakeholder relationships in your single point of contact areas or LOB; help to build strong relationships with the team's wider stakeholder population (HR Directors, Centres of Expertise, General Counsels and Finance).

• Team Goals - Take action to deliver your team goals (set each year).

• SPOC - You'll act as SPOC for areas or topics assigned to you. You'll undertake the work and delegate to the team Be consistent and keep up to date, you'll :-

• Consistency: Use the standard systems, processes, guidance and templates available in each practice area.

• Horizon scan and keep your legal knowledge up to date; ensure stakeholders and colleagues are kept up to date, including designing and delivering training.

People Management, you'll :-

• Coach, develop and supervise other people who do work for you.

• Support Senior Lawyers and Chief Counsel deliver consistent performance management.

At BT, we're creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We're happy to consider ways of working that will mean you can perform at your best. If you want to talk about working part-time or as a job share in this role, please apply and we'll do our best to get the balance right.

5 KEY SKILLS

Qualified solicitor with current practicing certificate in England + Wales and/or Scotland.

Employment Law Experience

Advocacy Experience

Employment Tribunal

Stakeholder Management

LOCATION is London or Bletchley or Bristol with travel to other locations as needed

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