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Senior Employment Solicitor - Head of Department

£50000 - £70000 per annum
North West Sale

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0121 296 6643

This firm are seeking to establish a new employment department. They have a highly reputable client base due to their long-standing reputation. There is real demand from the firm's client base for an employment law department. You will work side on side with the firms talented leadership team to establish and drive this employment department forwards.

The Firm

Over recent years, the firm have grown organically and due to their continued success, they continue to bolster their departments with key strategic hires, the firm has good growth planned over the next 24 months, which includes expanding into practice areas that they have found a demand for.

The practice invests heavily into ensuring they are using and utilising the best technology available. They have good infrastructure and excellent support teams, all allowing fee earners to be as streamlined as possible, allowing you more time to focus on generating fee's and having more in the way of client contact.

The firm don't work towards unrealistic targets and there is no pressure on fee earners to perform. They put a level of trust into their employees, and in turn, believe that everyone will put the necessary work in to achieve success.

The practice is a genuine investor in people, making it a great place to work with countless opportunities for progression and no feeling of hitting a glass ceiling. They want you to excel and reach your full potential with a number of their partners being 'home grown', showing the level of career prospects.

There is an enjoyable social aspect to working at the practice. The firm pride themselves on giving back to the staff as they believe everyone should be rewarded for the hard work they put in, making staff feel valued and very much at the core of the business. You will find a family feel throughout the firm with no hierarchy.

The Role

The firm are looking for an Employment Senior Solicitor / Associate / Head of Department.

You will be responsible for setting up the brand-new Employment department, while being supported by the firm in marketing and networking with the opportunity for many cross referrals. You will find that you are starting from a warm position in terms of workflow as the firm have a very well-established client base. They receive many enquiries for employment work you will be able to follow up on.

You will work on a varied and interesting caseload covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including contract and policy drafting, discrimination issues, managing discipline and performance, and redundancy and restructurings.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda of the firm and an opportunity to grow and develop a team


  • You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience and applications are invited from even the most experienced candidates)
  • A transferable client base or regional contacts is highly advantageous
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Employment Senior role, where you will come in as Head of Department in the firm's Sale office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.